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Far-East scientists tested underwater robot MAKS-300 in open sea

4 May '12
Far-East scientists have tested the new remotely operated underwater vehicle MAKS-300 in the open sea while the sailboat Nadezhda sailed from Vladivostok to South Korean Port Koje, ITAR-TASS reports.

MAKS-300 is a small 45-kilogram device, equipped with eight electrical engines, two cameras, echolocation systems and other details, can submerse to 300-meter depth. The underwater research device can be applied in various marine sectors fleet, sea and port facilities maintenance, including oil and gas mining objects. The machine was developed by the scientists of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences under a contract with the Nevelsky Naval University.

Earlier MAKS-300 has only been tested in calm waters of Patrokl Bay, but sea testing turned out different. With MAKS-300 the scientists observed the right boardside and underwater part of the sailboat.
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