iXblue stands as a world leader in the supply of innovative solutions in Navigation & Positioning, Acoustics and Survey. iXblue’s activities are evenly spread between the Civilian (50%) and Defence (50%) markets. 80% of all activities are marine-oriented.
With a broad range of products spreading from Offshore-going Surface Drone, embarked inertial systems to synthetic aperture mapping sonars, iXblue has developed a strong transverse corporate know-how in the hydro-oceanographic domain. In addition, the comprehensive worldwide service offering from its BU Sea Operations (iXSurvey) - based in La Ciotat (France) and Brisbane (Australia) including oceanographic measurements, hydrographic surveys and marine biology, raises iXblue to a unique level of expertise and experience.
The range of marine research vessels developed by iXblue Shipyard in La Ciotat (France), builds on this unique expertise. In addition, iXblue Shipyard brings its expert use of composite materials, which properties allow for ship lightness and stiffness, unrivalled costs of ownership and unprecedented performances for the integrated sensors.
Last year, iXblue introduced DriX, its Unmaned Surface Vessel to the market, for the first time during OSV 2017. This year, we will explain how, from a number of civilian application, DriX is bridging the gap to military hydrography before going further into that sector.