ECA GROUP, lead partner of a consortium composed of A-NSE, ATHANOR and CERBAIR, has displayed its capabilities in the field of maritime surveillance and protection in an expo-demonstration off the coast of Hyères, south of France, 6-7 October 2021.
ECA GROUP has partnered with several manufacturers to highlight how unmanned systems operate together to protect at-risk maritime sites within the framework of a Request for an Expression of Interest (EOI) initiated by French Southern Region – Region Sud.
The aim of this expo was to demonstrate the ability of multiple drones to locate, identify and neutralize potential threats.
As the lead partner, ECA GROUP selected A-NSE (an expert in aerostat systems), ATHANOR (specialized in maritime surveillance and tracking systems using AIS beacons), and CERBAIR (anti-drone solution manufacturer) to combine their skills and capacity for innovation to jointly develop fundamental technological building blocks to facilitate decision making, with regards to the management of the multi-environment team of robots, sensors management, data collection and processing.
ECA GROUP offers a range of multi-environment robots including an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), all able to operate interactively as a team and managed by a single command and control system, UMISOFT.
The consortium is accompanied by the Mediterranean Sea Cluster (Pôle Mer Méditerranée) and its regional ecosystem, as well as the competitive clusters OPTITEC and Safe Cluster.
The program is supported by the French Southern Region – Region Sud, within the framework of the Regional Interest Operation Drone-seastem protect: the first project resulting from the DroneSeastem program of the maritime drone sector.