Eclipse USV

Eclipse is an unmanned surface vessel (USV) produced by Abu Dhabi boat builder Al Seer Marine and 5G International of West Palm Beach, Florida.  The vessel was announced at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi in February 2013.  The 11 meter mono-hull craft has a speed in excess of 50 knots, and is driven by a unique hybrid propulsion system.  Twin turbo-charged Fiat 500 horsepower N67500 diesel engines Rolls-Royce Kamewa water-jets for high speed operations.  For slow speed loitering, the USV has a pair of 13kW electric motors.

The USV can be controlled line-of-sight via radio link or over-the-horizon with a satellite link or perform autonomous missions. Eclipse can serve as a surveillance or patrol craft with a Simrad high resolution radar, a FLIR, and Bosch day/night cameras.

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Eclipse Schematic