MSHIPCO Teams with Ocean Aero to Build the SUBMARAN Unmanned Vehicle Prototype

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MSHIPCO, specialists in custom composite projects, announces the start of construction of Ocean Aero’s innovative autonomous unmanned surface and subsurface vehicle during the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Louisville, KY.

Ocean Aero

"Submaran" UUSV by Ocean Aero

The cooperative and determined environment at MSHIPCO has helped us solve some of the most complex problems we face in building a wind driven autonomous vessel.

MSHIPCO’s research and development team is working with the creative Ocean Aero design and engineering group to build and test the first prototype of their unmanned vessel called the Submaran. The completely autonomous platform operates on the high seas for months at a time, using wind and solar energy with the ability to “disappear” for extended periods of time by diving below the surface.

MSHIPCO specializes in custom composite projects ranging from complete ships like the Stiletto—the US Navy’s largest carbon fiber ship—to smaller parts like wings and sensor pods for unmanned vehicles.

“Prototype projects like the Submaran require a collaborative relationship between client and company to maximize success,” says Bill Burns, Co-Founder of MSHIPCO. “Our team of designers, engineers and builders works directly with the customer to brainstorm, problem solve and deliver the best product at the lowest price.”

“The cooperative and determined environment at MSHIPCO has helped us solve some of the most complex problems we face in building a wind driven autonomous vessel,” said Eric Patten, President/CEO of Ocean Aero. “Working with their team is giving us a great edge and is helping us accelerate our development and test requirements.”

The Ocean Aero Submaran project is led by Manager Johnny Smullen who recently delivered a complicated carbon fiber passerelle (or gangway) for Mediterranean based yacht BEIJA FLOR. Captain Brendon Pomeroy stated that "not only was their final product well built with the highest regard for craftsmanship and quality, the whole process from brainstorming to designing to assembling, modifying, installing, rigging, etc. was nothing short of world class."

For more information on MSHIPCO and their products and services, please visit: http://www.mshipco.com.

To learn more about Ocean Aero and the Submaran, please visit: http://www.oceanaero.us.

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About MSHIPCO

MSHIPCO is a service-disabled, veteran-owned, small business based in San Diego, California. MSHIPCO values the advantages of being a small company—the ability to quickly respond to clients’ needs, provide personal attention, and solve technical challenges cost-effectively.

MSHIPCO Contact: info(at)mshipco(dot)com

About Ocean Aero

Ocean Aero, headquartered in San Diego, California epitomizes the next generation in unmanned ocean systems with the development of an autonomous, highly persistent, energy scavenging, wind/electric-unmanned vessels packaged in a small, man-portable configuration. The “Submaran” UUSV takes the best of both of surface and subsurface vessels and combines them into a completely new, transformable, self-propelling body, capable of missions in extreme conditions. Ocean Aero and Submaran are registered Trademarks of Ocean Aero Inc. For more information, visit http://www.oceanaero.us

Ocean Aero Contact: info(at)oceanaero(dot)us

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