Gecko Robotics Secures Contract Supporting US Navy Ship Maintenance Work
HII has selected Gecko Robotics to support U.S. Navy surface ships maintenance work under a contract worth $5 million.
Gecko will deploy its wall-climbing ultrasonic inspection robots to identify vessel parts in need of repair or preventive maintenance and gather data to create digital models of ships using the company’s artificial intelligence-enabled software platform.
The digital models of the Navy’s vessels will enable accelerated maintenance cycles, reducing the time ships spend in dry dock, Gecko Robotics said.
The contract with HII expands Gecko Robotics’ work with the Navy, including robotic assessments of the Navy’s first amphibious assault ship and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. Navy data showed that the company’s technology increases data availability and enables the identification of defects usually left undetected when using traditional methods.
Jake Loosararian, CEO and co-founder of Gecko Robotics, said making the Navy’s maintenance process quick and efficient will directly impact U.S. and global security.
Category: Defense and Intelligence
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