We're revolutionising the world of maritime search and rescue by the application of the world's 1st optical radar ('ViDAR'), installed on remotely piloted aircraft systems RPAS / UAS. 

Visual detection & ranging 'ViDAR' uses HD camera arrays with autonomous learning algorithms, to automatically detect sea surface objects invisible to the human eye. With a 20 mile search swath & 180 degrees of view, ViDAR provides 80 times the coverage compared to existing technology - it's truly revolutionary!

ViDAR is the perfect tool for maritime search & rescue missions together with the following applications:

  • Law enforcement - drug smuggling & people trafficking;
  • Border control & control of restricted/protected areas;
  • Fishery control;
  • Piracy prevention;
  • Pollution detection - e.g.  oil,  chemicals, litter, & discharges;
  • Identification of blacklisted vessels (e.g. IUU blacklist).

ViDAR has been successfully demonstrated to the USCG, UK Royal Navy & Marine Coastguard Agency, achieving the following unrivalled detection performance:

Person in Water @ >1.7 nautical miles;

Six-person raft @ >3.5 nautical miles;

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40’ Fast Boat @ >17.5 nautical miles;

20’ Fast Boat @ >9.1 nautical miles;

Large Ship @ >30 nautical miles.

Watch the video here 

Soon the world will wonder how it ever managed without ViDAR, which will in time save thousands of lives and drastically improve maritime situational awareness.

Read the latest press release here about our partnership with UMS Skeldar and Sentient Vision

Read the guidance notes on using unmanned aerial vehicles

To find out more about the offerings of Martek UAS, and how we can help you get the right model for the job (at the best price, of course), call us now:

Telephone: +44 (0) 330 111 5335 

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