Versatile Unmanned Surface Vehicle for civil applications

Versatile Unmanned Surface Vehicle for civil applications


NjordWorks (, a manufacturer of unmanned surface vehicles and SPH Engineering (, a developer of universal mission control software have teamed up to create an autonomous surface vehicle system.

NjordWorks has created an unmanned boat to effectively and safely address such tasks as water quality testing, oil and fuel spill cleanup, hydrographic survey, lake and pond maintenance, conservation, search and rescue and infrastructure inspection as well as ability to offer versatile platform for cinematography and photography.

SPH Engineering develops Universal Ground Control Software (UGCS) which allows for operation of multiple unmanned vehicles of different types on a single mission. By working together with NjordWorks, UGCS has gained one more dimension.

The aim of cooperation is to further improve versatility of unmanned vehicles produced by NjordWorks and give its vehicles more autonomy. These capabilities will reduce training requirements and complexity of operation of unmanned surface vehicle systems. UGCS will not only give ease of operation and reliable mission planning and execution abilities to NjordWorks vehicles, but it will add an option to use them in combination with aerial or ground vehicles together on a single mission.

A flexible and easy to integrate control station is one the key components for our autonomous unmanned boat program as well as our entry into other domains,” explained Larry Friese cofounder and President of NjordWorks. “We are very pleased to be moving forward with high caliber company like SPH Engineering.”

About NjordWorks Inc. 
NjordWorks Inc., founded in 2013, is a privately held corporation based in Niceville, Florida. It is a spin off from Aerial Information Systems Corporation, a provider of expert engineering services to the unmanned aircraft industry since 2002.

About SPH Engineering

SPH Engineering was founded in 2013 to facilitate UGCS as product and continue its development. UGCS is result of years of system integration, science and unmanned systems operations experience of its founding members.