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ative, this partnership promotes the localization of cutting-edge engineering, job creation, and technology transfer.

Vision 2030 envisions a thriving and diversified economy—this alliance actively ensures maritime drone technology is part of the transformation while demonstrating the region’s technological prowess and contributing to sustainable economic growth.

Ocean Aero’s Triton provides a tangible and dynamic hardware-software solution to many maritime concerns applicable to the region, including those related to defense, offshore oil and gas, and the environment. Defense-driven capabilities of the vehicle include maritime domain awareness, sonar mapping, towing and launching loitering munitions, conducting ISR, security monitoring, mine countermeasures, and anti-submarine warfare. The vehicle also has promising applications for the Saudi Arabian oil and gas industry, enabling persistent monitoring, construction support, and the integration of sustainable practices through sonar and survey. Further environmental applications include reef monitoring, water chemistry testing, illegal fishing interdiction, and more. With the support of INTRA Defense Technologies and MEMR, Ocean Aero will fortify Triton fleets with ongoing component development, routine maintenance, and continued industrialization in the region.

“With Intra and MEMR’s expertise, we are well positioned to drive forward our unique autonomous maritime technology in the Kingdom in service of organizations like RSNF, ARAMCO, NEOM, and others. We now have the basis to grow a local industry tailored to the needs of Saudi Arabia.”

— Kevin Decker, CEO of Ocean Aero

“This advanced technology aims to enhance the Saudi Arabian maritime industry and contribute substantially to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals. Our collaboration marks a combined commitment to advancing state-of-the-art solutions that align seamlessly with supporting security, regional defense, and environmental sustainability programs.”

— Dr. Dr.Hamad Alfouzan, CEO of INTRA Defense Technologies
 
The joint announcement coincides with the unified attendance of all parties at the prestigious World Defense Show, held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, underscoring the global significance of this collaboration.

About Ocean Aero:

Ocean Aero creates, manufactures, and distributes advanced unmanned ocean systems technology. It’s signature product—The Triton—is the world’s first and only environmentally-powered Autonomous Underwater and Surface Vehicle (AUSV). The Triton both sails and submerges for unparalleled ocean data collection with ready-to-deploy packages and custom payloads for an array of applications. Ocean Aero brings the ocean and its data to you with novel hardware and software that is revolutionizing maritime exploration.

About INTRA Defense Technologies:

INTRA Defense Technologies is a Saudi company specializing in making cutting-edge advancements in Defense Technologies, inclusive of aviation platforms, multi-technology payloads, and all supporting sub-systems. INTRA is the first company to be licensed and authorized by the General Authority of Military Industries (GAMI) for the development and manufacturing of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the Kingdom. All INTRA initiatives are made with in-Kingdom participation and in alignment with Vision 2030.

INTRA has operated more than tens of thousands of flight hours for the Saudi Ministry of Defense; this is inclusive of maintenance and operations of the Intra UAV fleet, making it the only company in the region to have in-depth experience in operations and field technology. INTRA offers various specialized services such as engineering/re-engineering, manufacturing, system integration, operations, maintenance, and training. INTRA has invested significantly in Saudi Talents, with more than 80% of Intra staff being Saudis.

About Middle East Maritime Repair:

MEMR is a prestigious Saudi Arabian shipbuilder known for its excellence in constructing cutting-edge vessels and supporting maritime capabilities with comprehensive through-life services. MEMR, with its headquarters in Riyadh, is providing MRO and logistics support services in all coastal regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. MEMR is a key contributor in localizing the maritime capabilities in accordance with the Saudi Vision 2030, in close cooperation with local and international partners.

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