Revamp of LAUV-SEACON-3
On the 3rd of May, LAUV-SEACON-3 performed acceptance tests offshore Sesimbra harbor by the Destacamento de Mergulhadores e Sapadores 3 da Marinha Portuguesa. These tests concluded the process of installing state-of-the-art instrumentation, namely: an INS, a bleeding edge technology side scan sonar, a HD Camera and the latest technology on Lithium Batteries. As a result, LAUV-SEACON-3, one of the 3 LAUVs used by the Portuguese Navy, is now better suited for Search and Rescue, Mine-warfare and surveillance operations. This upgrade was a result of a protocol signed between the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, and the Portuguese Navy, as a continuous collaboration since March 2006.