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Maritime Tactical Systems, Inc. (MARTAC) Selects Blue Sky Network’s SkyLink Solution for Its Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs)

Blue Sky Network’s SkyLink delivers low-latency, dual-mode connectivity for MARTAC’s Devil Ray and MANTAS

SkyLink by Blue Sky Network leverages the Iridium® Certus® service as well as local GSM/LTE services for continuous, end-to-end sensor reporting, two-way messaging, asset utilization, and IoT/M2M monitoring. The device is small-form and low SWAP for use in any location or environment, with demonstrated versatility in both manned and unmanned maritime applications.

“To work with MARTAC is a great honor,” said Tucker Morrison, CEO of Blue Sky Network. “Autonomous missions are becoming more prevalent, and it’s the powerful, cutting-edge solutions like MARTAC’s USVs that inspired us to develop SkyLink.”

“We look forward to partnering with MARTAC to provide real-time command and control (C2) datalink for autonomous and remotely-piloted operations via our SkyLink solution,” stated Jason Hicks, VP of Business Development at Blue Sky Network. “SkyLink is a lightweight, durable, and low-latency solution that enables Iridium Global Line of SightSM for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) performance, supporting the vast needs of MARTAC’s Devil Ray and MANTAS USVs.”

“We are very excited to be working with Blue Sky Network’s leading edge, low SWAP, multi-carrier network for our USVs. Our Devil Ray and MANTAS vessels operate Beyond Human Capability and therefore reliable, robust, low-latency communications anywhere in the world is critical,” said Tom Hanson, COO of MARTAC.

Pre-orders for SkyLink began June 15, 2021, with hardware distribution planned for September 2021. All pre-orders are eligible for early access to the SkyLink Cloud Services portal, live testing data, and training materials. For more information on the SkyLink solution, visit


Since its founding in 2001, Blue Sky Network has been a partner of choice to track, manage, and optimize high value-assets in real-time anywhere in the world for improved safety, reliability, and operational efficiency. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California, with over 450 customers and dealers in more than 50 countries.

Blue Sky Network holds ANATEL certification and maintains additional offices in São Paulo, Brazil, and Scottsdale, AZ. For more information about Blue Sky Network products and services, visit or call +1 858-551-3894.

Blue Sky Network is an Iridium service provider and value-added manufacturing partner.


MARTAC is an innovative provider of scalable Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) with its Expeditionary Class ‘Devil Ray’ and X Class ‘MANTAS’ for military, security, commercial, and scientific missions. MARTAC’s USVs are autonomous, precision, multi-vessel, swarm capable systems. MARTAC USVs integrate with a wide array of sensors and communication technologies and operates in diverse maritime environments where other manned and unmanned systems simply cannot.

MARTAC is entering its tenth year as an established small business headquartered in a 72,000 square foot production plant and private water test facility in Melbourne, FL.

For more information on the MARTAC portfolio of unmanned maritime vessels, please contact:

Marisol Pallante
+1 321-292-9443
[email protected]
[email protected]

or visit the MARTAC website:


Ashley Wakeland
Blue Sky Network
+1 858-551-3894
[email protected]

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