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March 9, 2020
ThayerMahan and iXblue sign MoU to provide unmanned maritime services

Groton, Connecticut (March 9th, 2020) – Groton-based ThayerMahan Inc., a world leader in autonomous maritime security solutions, announced today that it has teamed with iXblue, a global high-tech company specializing in navigation, acoustic positioning, and underwater imaging,  to provide unmanned maritime and survey services using iXblue’s DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in North America as well as in other parts of the world.

Benefitting from ThayerMahan’s far-reaching expertise in maritime domain awareness, and from iXblue’s multi-purpose and cost-effective Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), both companies will be able to address a wide range of maritime and survey applications including offshore renewables, Oil & Gas, hydrographic surveys, ISR, as well as monitoring and tracking operations.

Founded by retired Admiral Mike Connor in 2016 to promote the use of unmanned autonomous systems for the U.S. Navy and other government deep-sea domain awareness programs and missions, ThayerMahan is excited about this new collaboration with iXblue.  

ThayerMahan’s CEO, Mike Connor, stated, “We are thrilled to be working with iXblue in a number of areas.  Their creativity and design discipline combined to produce a rugged, long endurance, unmanned surface vessel that takes ThayerMahan systems to new places.  Together, we can expand our service offerings to our customers in government, industry, and academia.”

Looking forward to this new collaboration, iXblue CEO, Fabien Napolitano adds, “We are convinced at iXblue, that partnerships are key to the advancement of our industries. Thanks to ThayerMahan’s exceptional leadership and deep understanding and experience in the maritime, security, and defense domains, combined with our expertise in advanced maritime and naval technologies and strong spirit of innovation, both our companies are now well-positioned to deliver innovative solutions in critical areas such as port and maritime security, as well as environment monitoring and offshore operations.”

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