BlueBottle Completes 12 days ​of ​Endurance Trials on Lake Macquarie​ NSW

April 7, 2017

Chief Engineer Lloyd Breckenridge said ” Today we completed 12 days of trials on Lake Macquarie from Monday 27th March to Friday 7th April. We tested Bruce’s power management and solar recharging, waypoint sailing, position holding in a number of modes and collision avoidance. The weather was raining and overcast 11 out of the 12 […]

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Early Testing for Bruce on Botany Bay

Early Testing for Bruce on Botany Bay

February 2, 2017

The first sea trials for Bluebottle ‘Bruce’ on Botany Bay have been successfully conducted. Autonomous navigation, raising and lowering the sail, motor and wind propulsion and array towing capabilities all tested with success.

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Ocius receives Spitfire Defence Fellowship

January 11, 2017

Robert Dane, CEO of Ocius, receives 2017 Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship at Government House to develop a revolutionary ‘reel in the keel’ winch for unmanned surface vessels. In 2017 as part of a DST Group Capability Technology Demonstrator (CTD) contract, Ocius will demonstrate the towing 120m of Thales thin line array and electrical tow cable behind a Bluebottle […]

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