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“We are standing on the shoulders of the academics and engineers who came before us in air lubrication technology. But I think that there is significant scope for improvement and we have accepted the challenge to bring Armada’s PALS to the next level with the potential for double-digit net fuel savings on an ongoing basis.”
                                        – Alex Routledge, Armada CEO

Armada Technologies takes pride in the knowledge that our work has a positive and enduring impact on the world. By continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible, we aim to lead the charge in reducing the ecological impact of maritime operations, ensuring that we do our part for a more sustainable tomorrow.

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Armada is collaborating with universities, technology firms, merchant ship operators, and financiers in the UK, Europe, and the US to advance our passive air lubrication system. Our goal is to prepare it for worldwide release in 2024.


In November 2021 Armada Technology Limited won the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) CSA award for outstanding innovation. Professor Sarah Sharples, DfT chief scientist advisor, talks about the award and our innovation in the video below.

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