Two executives and a consultant in the long-range unmanned surface vessel (USV) industry detail how the new platforms can police the high seas.
Mr. Belden is vice president of Zyvex Marine, a division of Zyvex Technologies. He is also chief designer of the Piranha USV. Zyvex has developed Arovex™, a proprietary carbon-fiber prepreg reinforced with carbon nanotubes, which provides the strength and stiffness needed for open-ocean craft at 75 percent less weight than fiberglass and 33 percent less than conventional carbon fiber.
Mr. Hasik is a business consultant who has been working with Zyvex Performance Materials to refine its operational and marketing concepts. He is a doctoral student in public policy at the University of Texas and a former U.S. Navy officer.