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Riptide Autonomous Solutions and Draper will implement the Maritime Open Architecture Autonomy (MOAA) on all Riptide AUVs delivered to the US government.

MOAA, developed by Draper for the US government, is an extensible open architecture framework for autonomous mission controllers for AUVs.

The capabilities of MOAA have been demonstrated at-sea on multiple AUV classes with capabilities applicable to various undersea missions.

Draper has received approval from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport to provide MOAA as an option on all Riptide AUVs sold to the US government. MOAA will be a no cost option on all Riptide AUVs for eligible users.

Joel Parry, business area lead at Draper, said: ‘MOAA provides a great number of proven capabilities for government UUV customers and Draper is pleased to collaborate with Riptide to significantly increase the number of MOAA enabled platforms in the field with Riptide’s rapidly growing vehicle fleet.’

Riptide AUVs with MOAA will be available for delivery in the second quarter of 2018.