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C-Cat 3 ASV


Special Operations Forces (SOF) Week 2024

Special Operations Forces (SOF) Week 2024

SOF week is the single most important opportunity for L3Harris to interact with the SOF community and collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operators.


Tampa, Florida


May 6, 2024 through

May 10, 2024

The shallow draft and maneuverability capabilities make the C-Cat 3 ideal for operating in areas otherwise inaccessible to manned vessels. As well as operating as a standalone survey platform, the C-Cat 3 can be a complementary asset to existing survey methods and used alongside a manned vessel. 

Main features include:

  • Well-suited to Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) locating and tracking in applications such as pipeline survey.
  •  Can carry out a full day of standard operations from a single battery charge. For more substantial operations, the batteries can be quickly changed without powering down the system.
  • Quick to mobilize and easily launched via a slipway or overhead lift.
  • Have been deployed in operations all over the world for tasks including hydrographic survey, above-water mapping, UUV locating and tracking, and acoustic communication. 
  • Operates using the ASView autonomous control system. It can be controlled manually or to follow pre-programmed routes that can be updated at any point through an easy to use PC based graphical user interface.
  • Control modes include waypoint and line following, heading and track hold, station keeping and remote control. 
  • ASView features standard S57 navigational charts with the ability to import files such as geotiff and .dxf survey lines.

The optional enhanced communications and situational awareness suite gives the C-Cat 3 an extended range of operation and the ability to operate in situations with reduced visibility. 

Available for lease and purchase. 

C-Cat 3 ASV

The vehicle has a manually deployable keel and is capable of housing multiple standard sensors such as an ultra-short baseline (USBL) and a multi-beam echo-sounder (MBES). 

C-Cat 3 ASV

Safety Functions

The C-Cat 3 has an emergency-stop safety function as well as an AIS-based last response system which disengages the propulsion system.

C-Cat 3 ASV

Situational Awareness

The vehicle comes with a standard communications and situational awareness system giving it the ability to perform outside the operator’s direct line-of-sight.

C-Cat 3 ASV

Reliable and Robust

The C-Cat 3 has proved itself a safe, reliable and robust vehicle for operations in coastal environments.


  • L3Harris Ship Reference Guide 2021

    L3Harris Ship Reference Guide

  • C-Cat 3 ASV Data Sheet

    C-Cat 3 ASV Data Sheet

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