MASS and USV test water area “Drone” opened by the administration of Volgo-Balt
The Volgo-Balt administration has created Russia’s first official test water area on inland waterways for testing unmanned vehicles and vessels. The test water area “Drone” is intended for testing and testing technologies for unmanned navigation.
The test area includes two test sites:
– in the eastern part of Lake Ladoga;
– on 1371 km of the Neva River in St. Petersburg (note SeaNews: apparently, this means 1371 km of the Volga-Baltic route).
The first vessel to pass the tests was an unmanned boat by ZAO NPK Promelectronica, created within the framework of the MARINET project with the participation of the Admiral Makarov University of Maritime and Inland Fleet.