Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV)

Photo courtesy of Marine Tech.

The Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) is an unmanned surface vehicle developed in France by Marine Tech. The 3.2 meter long vessel is based on a rigid hull inflatable boat and propelled by twin electric motors.  The USV moves at speeds of up to 5 knots and is remotely controlled up to 5 km away while streaming data and full motion video back to the operator.  With the addition of sensors such as cameras and side scan sonars, the RSV can perform oceanographic surveys and maritime security applications to include hull inspections and harbor surveillance. 

When equipped with a hybrid engine, the craft can have up to a 24 hour endurance.