The company will deploy underwater UAVs to detonate underwater mines instead of risking divers’ lives. Underwater drone company Aquabotix has just been granted a Federal Explosives License by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to a company press release published Monday. The last time we covered Aquabotix, it concerned the company’s second-generation Integra drones. These remotely operated vehicles were focused on changing the scope of environmental assessment, and aid in water-based search and rescue operations. Obtaining an explosives license indicates a dramatic shift in the company’s business. “Being granted this license will enable Aquabotix to conduct activities related to the development and manufacturing of unmanned underwater and surface vehicles with explosive capabilities,” said Aquabotix CEO Whitney Million. Continue> http://www.thedrive.com/tech/24399/underwater-drone-company-aquabotix-granted-explosives-license-by-atf #drone#drones #uuv #usv #rov #DroneExpert #Tech #DroneOperator #AutonomousVehicles #Technology #UnderWater #Aquabotix
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