Capture close-up visuals and UT measurements on vessels up to 20x faster

NO human entry and
work at height

$1M+ saved on a hull

10x faster cargo tank

Why choose the Elios 3 UT drone for ship inspections?


Built from the start to perform contact inspections, the Elios 3 is the ideal tool for close-up visual inspections and UT measurements even in confined and hard-to-reach areas. The UT payload developed in collaboration with Cygnus Instruments allows the drone to perform accurate ultrasonic thickness measurements on vessels and other equipment. Combined with advanced LiDAR technology, the drone can provide precise localization of all measurements and display them in the 3D model of the asset.

Elios 3 UT provides you with all the data needed for a CLASS inspection while leaving inspectors safely on the ground and saving you significant time and money


Image represents: Software output and 3D model captured by the Elios 3 while inspecting the cargo tanks of a vessel.


The benefits of adopting remote drone inspections in maritime



Avoid having personnel working at height or in confined spaces by performing remote drone inspections even in GPS-denied areas.



Save up to 90% of costs by avoiding scaffolding and rope access specialists. Inspect in a team of just two and capture UT measurements up to 10x faster.



Slash downtime by up to 80% and inspect even while on anchorage. Always have an inspection tool at hand to never waste any time.


Meet all the class inspection requirements and more with a single maritime drone

check-icon General visual inspection
check-icon Close-up visual inspection
check-icon UT spot measurements
check-icon Corrosion or crack monitoring
check-icon Foreign object detection
check-icon Digital twin



All Applications

Exploring applications for our drones in the maritime industry

See how Elios 3 UT helps our clients save time, money, and stay safe



“The 3D laser scan produced by the Elios 3 allows for accurate localisation of data. This takes the entire survey process one step closer to true risk-based asset management and eventually automation. The ability to reliably localise data means you can repeat the survey precisely, measure any state of change between surveys, and then potentially model rates of degradation with machine learning to predict the best maintenance intervention point. This is the direction in which the marine and many other industries want to go.”

Malcolm Connolly
CEO & Founder, C-Bird

They already use our products

Case Studies

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The Elios 3 UT Payload: avoiding 15,000 hours of work at height for hull inspections

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Inspecting 63 tanks with 2 drones in 2 weeks

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Remote Hull inspection saves $1 million with the Elios 3