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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.