In 2023, advanced maritime technology specialists Subsea Craft approached Dynautics to collaborate on VICTA’s vessel control system, with Subsea Craft stating that its payload delivery platform is “the world’s most advanced surface-submersible assault craft”.
As a result, Dynautics created a customised control system for Subsea Craft based on its commercially proven SPECTRE autopilot technology, enhancing it with the SSC team to provide a system that is adapted to the complex requirements of hybrid surface and subsurface operations.
The teams continue to work closely together on a long-term contract for the advanced control system of this multi-domain vessel, which is capable of both surface and subsurface maritime manoeuvres.
Carl Reynaud, Dynautics Project Manager, said; “Controlling a prototype vessel such as Subsea Craft’s VICTA is the kind of challenge that the Dynautics team thrives on.
“It requires a deep understanding of vessel systems, subsystems and vessel dynamics, the development of complex control algorithms and a strong collaborative effort.”