11 – 15 September 2017 – San Diego, CA |
MARTAC was invited to demonstrate MANTAS ISR capabilities as part of CNIC’s harbor security exercise, Citadel Protect.
Collaborating with SIS, SPAWAR’s Near-shore Unified Tactical Response (NUTR) System and Booz Allen Hamilton, MARTAC participated in multiple ISR patrol missions. Very short staffed due to the impacts of Hurricane Irma, a skeleton crew of essential personnel overcame multiple obstacles to travel cross country to meet our commitment. A MANTAS T8.4 deployed with a FLIR M626 EO/IR PTZ camera repeatedly demonstrated a rapid response ISR capable USV to the harbor security professionals and Service Members participating in the exercise. The T8.4 was expected to autonomously station keep at a predetermined loiter location and respond, on command, to a threat in order to obtain Visual Identification (VID). Once Security Forces responded T8.4 would then maintain contact and stream video back to the command center in real time.
Due to our reduced manpower T12.2’s official unveiling to the Military was limited to a static display. Fully functional we were able to highlight our successful integration of FLIR’s SeaFLIR 230 Marinized PTZ EO/IR camera designed for Remote USV operations. To date we are the only known successful integration of the 230 where the command and control unit of the camera is remotely operated without being physically connected to the Camera/Turret.
MARTAC is sincerely grateful to both our employees and partners who ensured our success at this event.