Martek Maritime Unmanned Aviation Unit Created

Better known for the supply of ECDIS units to superyachts Martek Marine has now established a dedicated Martek Aviation division.

The move follows the growing demand for maritime RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) services and the rapid expansion of business in that area.

Maritime RPAS applications are set for massive growth and Martek Aviation looks set to capitalise on this fast-emerging area of opportunity. The business will focus on delivering total service solutions in the following maritime applications:

  • Intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR);
  • Search & rescue;
  • Detection and monitoring of sources of illegal pollution;
  • Detection of illegal drug & people trafficking;
  • Fisheries protection;
  • Offshore asset and infrastructure inspection.

The new division will strategically focus on pioneering unmanned maritime aviation services, after maintaining a successful track record of 25 years improving commercial maritime safety.

The Martek team has rapidly expanded in the last 6 months employing 70 people and it continues to grow as contracts scale.

It has already committed more £5million to establish a position in maritime RPAS capability.

The company employ subject matter experts boasting 43,000 flying hours with 9,500 hours in maritime alone, together with experience operating/maintaining more than 60 types of manned and unmanned aircraft.

Paul Luen, Martek Group CEO commented, “A number of major OEMs have approached us about operating partnerships to help grow their platform sales and we expect further announcements shortly. We welcome competition from the major companies entering this market and through continual investment in technology and people, we’re determined to retain our leading position as the market expands.”

Martek Aviation are pioneering Best in World Unmanned Maritime Aviation Services. With 25 years MARITIME pedigree, over 43,000 flying hours and upholding manned aviation quality culture, standards & procedures, Martek Aviation are acknowledged maritime RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) pioneers as they deliver UAS maritime services via framework contracts such as with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in pollution monitoring and general maritime surveillance, valued at €77million.