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Naval Group launches the first mine countermeasure vessel of the Belgian-Dutch rMCM programme and lays the keel for the third one

The first of the twelve mine countermeasure vessels of the Belgian-Dutch rMCM programme, the M940 Oostende intended for the Belgian Navy, was floated out in Concarneau. The launching ceremony took place in the presence of Ludivine Dedonder, Belgian Minister of Defence, Kajsa Ollongren, Dutch Minister of Defence, and Patricia Mirallès, French Secretary of State for Veterans and Memory.

Exail extends range of outdoor/indoor autonomous logistics solutions with new Forklift Truck

Exail introduces its new outdoor and indoor Forklift Truck, the Alvin FT. Easily integrated within existing infrastructures, the Alvin FT is a modular forklift that can handle loads up to 2.5t and up to 6 meters. Its standard forks can be replaced by spur, clamp, conveyor, or other specific and customizable interfaces for more versatility.

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance selects Exail to supply a flight simulator for the E-3F AWACS aircraft operated by the French Air Force

Exail and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) have signed a major new contract for the supply of a Full Flight Simulator (FFS), designed to train crews on the E-3F AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) aircraft used in airspace defense by the French Air Force.

QKISS: developing ready-to-deploy European Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems

The QKISS (Quantum Key Industrial SystemS) project aims at producing high-performance, secure and certifiable European Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems within 2 to 3 years.

DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle takes part in Middle East region’s largest naval exercise

Following the success of the Digital Horizon 22 Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence Exercise organized by the U.S. Navy in Bahrain, Exail Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), DriX, was selected by the 5th fleet’s task force 59 to take part in the two-week 2023 International Maritime Exercise (IMX 23), that will be held in Bahrain and Jordan from March 5th to 16th.

Rental Technology & Services expands its rental pool of equipment with the addition of Exail Gaps M5 USBL system

Rental Technology & Services (RTS), a leading provider of rental equipment for the subsea industry, adds Exail’s Gaps M5 USBL acoustic positioning and communication system to its rental pool of equipment. The move comes as part of the company’s ongoing effort to offer the latest and most innovative solutions to its customers from its newly established UK offices. Available for RTS customers globally, Gaps M5 addresses accuracy and performance needs, and requirements for vertical and horizontal tracking applications.

DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle takes part in Digital Horizon 22 military exercise organized by US Navy in Bahrain

Exail took part in the Digital Horizon Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence Exercise in Bahrain, organized by the US Navy to establish the world’s first Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) fleet in the Gulf.

Grandeur Subserv Ltd acquires Gaps M5 USBL system for shallow water nearshore operations

Grandeur Subserv Ltd, a company specializing in underwater and environmental engineering services, recently acquired Exail Gaps M5 USBL system for shallow water geophysical surveys on the Nigerian coast. Looking for an agnostic acoustic positioning system compatible with third-party transponders and capable of accurately tracking any asset in very shallow water, the Gaps M5 USBL system was particularly recommended.

Exail’s A18D underwater drone chosen by DGA, the French defense procurement agency, for seabed operations

Exail has signed a contract with the DGA (the French defense procurement agency) for the rental of an AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle), the A18D, for the French Navy. The contract is expected to last approximately two years and includes academic and operational training for 12 sailors.

DriX maritime surface drone receives Lloyd’s Register UMS certification

Lloyd’s Register, a leading marine classification society, has awarded its first certification for an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) to the DriX maritime drone. Developed by Exail, a global high-tech company and pioneer in the field of maritime autonomy, the DriX USV is operated by major hydrographic institutes and energy companies worldwide and has already received Bureau Veritas Approval in Principle (AiP).