Metal Shark to Develop LRUSV

January 25, 2021 – Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected to develop and implement the Long Range Unmanned Surface Vessel (LRUSV) System for the United States Marine Corps. The LRUSV System will usher in a new era of naval technology while increasing the lethality of U.S. forces, with a network of unmanned vessels traveling autonomously for extended ranges and…

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Sea Machines and Metal Shark to Supply USCG R&D Center with New Autonomous Vessel

September 29, 2020 – Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announces today that it has partnered with shipbuilder Metal Shark Boats, of Jeanerette, Louisiana, to supply the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)’s Research and Development Center (RDC) with a new Sharktech 29 Defiant vessel for the purposes of testing and evaluating the capabilities of available autonomous vessel technology. The 29-foot, welded-aluminum monohull pilothouse…

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Metal Shark Delivers Patrol Vessel to Dominican Republic

August 21, 2020 – August 21st, 2020: Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered an 87′ x 19.5’ welded aluminum Near Coastal Patrol Vessel (NCPV) to the Dominican Republic’s Navy. Christened “Betelgeuse” in keeping with the Dominican tradition of naming military vessels after constellations, the new patrol craft was built at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana USA shipyard and officially incorporated into the…

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