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Livyatan is a small unmanned surface vehicle (USV) developed by the Israeli firm Ex-Sight.  The craft features autonomous navigation, enabled by a Laser Line Collision Detector (LLCD) which emits a constant laser ray with a range of approximately 40m in order to detect obstacles along the USV’s route. The Sectorial Collision Detector (SCD) emits invisible high-frequency laser beams covering a 2D 110 degrees virtual sector, which allows the USV to maneuver, change speed or course as required to avoid obstacles.

The 3.25 meter long vessel features a Rotax® 1503 SCIC 4-TEC® engine, giving it a maximum range of 198 km at 45 km/hour and a top speed of 88 km/hour.

The USV has two day/night cameras.  The SAFEDRIVE SD640-9mm day/thermal vision sensor can recognize a human out to 85 meters.

Potential missions include:

  • Reconnaissance & Surveillance
  • Force Protection
  • Law Enforcement / Smuggling
  • Mine Detection  
  • Port, oil rigs and sea structures defense and security 
  • Search And Rescue  
  • Battle Damage Assessment 
  • Exclusive economic zone monitoring of illegal activity 
  • Pollution detection and treatment

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Livyatan Ground Control Unit.

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