Aquabotix Joins iUPDC Consortium Supporting US Navy
UUV Aquabotix has signed an agreement to support the United States Navy’s Forward Deployed Energy and Communications Outpost (FDECO) program as a member of the Innovative Undersea Prototype Development Consortium (iUPDC).
FDECO’s publicly-stated mission is to seek to prototype a forward deployed, open, scalable and coordinated undersea energy replenishment, data management, and communications infrastructure for undersea vehicles and sensors.
This consortium brings together the defence industry to conduct prototype technology research in support of FDECO’s goals. Aquabotix was accepted as a member of this consortium as it has
demonstrated the ability to make technical contribution in this field, the company said.
Whitney Million, Aquabotix’s chief executive officer, said, “We continue to execute on our strategy of leaning on our strengths in the defence industry and of close engagement with
governmental customers, particularly the United States Navy. As a member of iUPDC, Aquabotix will be afforded opportunities to bid on research and development and prototype maturation
projects. Aquabotix is grateful to the consortium for the confidence that this invitation shows in Aquabotix’s abilities. Participation in this consortium provides a means for Aquabotix to continue cultivating close-working, cooperative relationships with other defence companies and the United States Navy. We look forward to making a meaningful difference through our contribution.”