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BASIL: Unmanned Surface VehicleBASIL: Unmanned Surface VehicleBASIL navigating at 3.5 knots in Sea-State 3

Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Initially designed for virtual mooring of GIB buoys, ACSA’s flexible USV design can carry various payloads. It is a small Rubber Inflatable Boat (RIB) remotely controlled through a robust radio link. Several USV can be controlled simultaneously. The operator has a user-friendly view of the track displayed on an electronic chart, and specific screens for vehicle remote control. The BASIL has several navigation modes: manual control, route following, station keeping etc.

Key features

  • Large payload capacity (170 kg additional)
  • Numerous navigation modes
  • Sea-state up to 3, with currents of up to 2.5 knots in light fog and light rain
  • Radio range: 6 km
  • Autonomy: 8 hours
  • Weight: 350 kg
  • Size: 3.40 m L x 1.50 m W x 1.20 m H
  • Max. speed: 3.5 knots


  • Remote sensor deployment
  • Multiple simultaneous measurements (up to 8 BASILs may be controlled)