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Seaflight Technologies and the Australian Institute of Marine Science sign MoU to explore wingship testing.

The two parties will also evaluate ideas to use Seaflight's wingships for scientific missions.


Davies Reef on the central Great Barrier Reef (image: AIMS ReefWorks)


AIMS Inshore Test Range at the Cape Cleveland headquarters. (image via AIMS ReefWorks : credit J. Gioffre)

Seaflight Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) at the ReefWorks Tropical Marine Technology Test Range near Townsville in far north Queensland.


The two parties will work towards establishing an approach for testing Seaflight’s unique remote-piloted wingships at the site. This will help to further advance systems designed to ensure safe and efficient flight at ultra-low altitude over the sea.


AIMS ReefWorks is currently one of the very few sites in the world where testing of autonomous craft can be undertaken in tropical conditions, making it the ideal place to put Seaflight's wingships through their paces in challenging conditions representative of real service environments.

One of the company's aims is to make sure that the next, larger prototypes the company makes are also working drones that can be of high value for missions that involve oceanic research and awareness. As a result, Seaflight and AIMS will also explore ideas for how to use Seaflight’s drones to help with scientific missions on the Great Barrier Reef and other marine sites around Australia. While watching out for crocs.


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