Al Marakeb to promote marine technologies


Abu Dhabi / WAM

The UAE-based Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing Company will promote its latest marine technologies and unmanned capabilities at the International Defense Exhibition (Idex) 2017 to be held from February 19 to 23 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
“Al Marakeb will introduce MAP-Tech, a division that is dedicated to autonomous and marine navigation solutions at the event. It will showcase the Ground Control Station (GCS), the 10m unmanned surface vehicle (USV) B10, and will present demonstrations of the marine autopilot, MAP,” said the company in a statement announcing its participation in the largest defense exhibition of the world. The company’s products can be seen at Navdex, the naval
defence and maritime security section of Idex.
Al Marakeb CEO Basel Shuhaiber and business development manager David Dubois plan to meet with partners and investors at the five-day long event.
“We are pleased to showcase the MAP Marine Technologies in Idex 2017. This division within Al Marakeb is rooted extensively from our years of expertise in manufacturing unmanned surface vessels and target boat systems and our continuous efforts to create innovations in the USV market,”Dubois said.
The leading UAE-based company will place a particular emphasis on the advanced MAP Pro, a marine navigation solution, the only one of its kind in the market that features throttle control among other unique characteristics, which permit the conversion of a manned boat to an unmanned boat.
The state-of-the-art devices are user friendly, easy to install and can be integrated and configured with any vessel of any size to navigate a course that is wholly predetermined by the pilot and can be used for both commercial and maritime defense applications. Visitors will experience the efficiency of the devices through live demonstrations at Navdex.
The company’s pavilion also includes the Ground Control Station (GCS), a fully functioning room for the purpose of operation controls of an unmanned boat or fleet, built within a 20 feet container and the B10, a 10-meter unmanned surface vessel. The boat maintains its competitive edge in the market with its wide variety of features.
“We’ve participated in the Idex/Umex events in the past and have always sprung forward from said involvement. We look forward to Navdex and its outcomes,” said Nour Al Sayyed, Director of Operations of MAP- Tech/ Al Marakeb.

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