RSCC Joins Unmanned Navigation Project
The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) joined the pilot project of Maritime Unmanned Navigation (MUNIN). In this project, the company intends to provide communication services on mobile platforms using the maritime Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) technology.
According to the release, the MUNIN pilot project provides the development and testing of technologies for automated navigation and remote control of vessels. The project is implemented with the assistance of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade as part of the national technological initiative to support high technologies in the most promising areas of the maritime industry. In autumn 2018, Marinet Industry Association announced the launch of an unmanned navigation project to be implemented by leading Russian shipping companies and developers of marine navigation solutions and control systems.
“We appreciate the invitation to take part in the Unmanned Navigation Project and believe that our company’s competencies and experience in the provision of innovative communication services at sea will be in great demand,” said RSCC General Director Yuri Prokhorov. “Thanks to RSCC’s marine VSAT network coverage, we are ready to test the Marine Unmanned Vehicle technologies in the waters of all the seas around our country taking into account the requirements of reliability and cyber-security information exchange between offshore facilities.”