Navy gains fifth Ocius Bluebottle

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The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP

Assistant Minister for Defence

Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

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9 June 2023

The Royal Australian Navy has received its fifth and final BlueBottle Uncrewed Surface Vessel.

Powered by the wind, waves, and the sun, the BlueBottle can cover long distances, undertake a variety of missions, and stay at sea for extended periods.

Ocius Technologies Ltd, an Australian engineering company based in Sydney, designed and manufactured the 7-metre-long BlueBottle.

The company specialises in creating autonomous solutions for maritime surveillance.

The Navy will add the latest BlueBottle to a fleet of four already in service. 

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Defence, Matt Thistlethwaite:

“Ocius Technologies and other innovative local businesses are the engine room of the Australian defence industry.”

“They provide leading edge capabilities to assist in contending with an increasingly complex strategic environment.”

“Investing in partnerships with Australian companies such as Ocius Technologies is critical if Australia is going to meet the challenges of our dynamic strategic environment.” 

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