We are pleased to announce that the MANTA X project led by Marine Tech and its partners Hologarde, SHIP AS A SERVICE and i2S – Innovative Imaging Solutions has been selected in the France2030 program’s CORIMER 2023 call for projects.

The aim of the project is to develop a solution for mapping and monitoring coastal areas down to the deep seabed using the UHV MANTA underwater drone, operated using algorithms incorporating autonomous decision-making. New-generation cameras and an underwater docking station for data transfer and rapid recharging will significantly increase mission autonomy. The system will be completed by a deep-sea ROV to provide the intervention capability required for complex operations.

It’s an ambitious program, but one that already benefits from a set of existing technological building blocks, and will have a budget of over 5 million euros for 36 months of development.

During his recent visit to Toulon, the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Mr. Sébastien Lecornu, welcomed the continued development of the MANTA project through France 2030, because, as he pointed out, it is a project resulting from a Rapid-/DGA– Direction Générale de l’Armement andDefense Innovation Agency program.