• The Exail DriX O-16. 

Credit: Exail
    The Exail DriX O-16. Credit: Exail

Exail’s new transoceanic Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV), DriX O-16, has been launched and tested at sea.
Unveiled last March at Oceanology International in London, the DriX O-16 was first put to sea on Wednesday, 29 May in its home port of La Ciotat (South of France).  

After undergoing a first series of sea trials within the next couple of days, it was showcased in action to selected partners and customers on 5 June.

Twice the length and five times the displacement of the legacy DriX H-8, the latest addition to Exail's USV product line, DriX O-16, is designed for long-duration operations of up to 30 days. It benefits from an autonomy of 3,500 nm and can deploy multiple payloads and subsea assets.

"We are very proud to have demonstrated to our clients, in such a short time, our capacity to deliver a new fully functional USV that meets the demand for larger capacity, endurance, and multi-mission capabilities, while maintaining high reliability and efficiency at sea,” said Sébastien Grall, Director, Maritime Autonomy Solutions at Exail.

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