Singapore port launches maritime drone operational research centre

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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) officially launched Singapore’s first Maritime Drone Estate (MDE), in conjunction with the 15th Singapore Maritime Week. Located near Marina South Pier with close proximity to the anchorages, the MDE provides a conducive space to test and develop drone technologies for maritime applications such as shore-to-ship deliveries and remote ship inspections.

As part of the launch event, 11 industry players showcased their drone technologies, engineering systems, additive manufacturing, and communication services, that can provide drone solutions for the maritime sector. The companies present at the event were Airbus, Avetics Global, F-drones, Garuda Robotics, M1, Nova Systems Asia, Skyports, ST Engineering, ThyssenKrupp, Wilhelmsen Ships Service and Volocopter.



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