Uk Royal Navy has transported a REMUS 600 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to take part in Unmanned Warrior (UW), a research and training exercise.
The REMUS 600 AUV / marine robot was designed to support the Navy's increasing need for operations that require extended endurance, increased payload capacity, and greater operating depth. It boasts the same software and electronic subsystems found in REMUS 100 AUV, with a depth rating and increased capabilities.
The Royal Navy is leading ‘Unmanned Warrior 16’, a demonstration of autonomous systems at the coast of west Scotland and west Wales.
Unmanned Warrior 16 has brought together 40 industry partners and international allies to showcase the latest in remote technology, Royal Navy announced in a statement on Thursday.
Over 50 aerial, surface and underwater Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) are taking part in a range of demonstrations on the themes of surveillance, intelligence-gathering and mine countermeasures.
“The sheer scale of this exercise demonstrates how our Armed Forces are leading in developing futuristic technologies to keep us safe at sea, or in the air,” Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said.
From scouring the sea bed with sonar beams to watching the waves from above, these autonomous systems are diving, swimming and flying together, providing information that will be used to inform how future unmanned systems could help protect service men and women.
“Unmanned maritime systems will change how we operate, but they’re just the start.” Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, said.
The technologies demonstrated in Unmanned Warrior can fundamentally change the future of Royal Navy operations just as the advent of steam propulsion or submarines did, said Royal Navy Fleet Robotics Officer Commander Peter Pipkin.
“This is a chance to take a great leap forward in Maritime Systems – not to take people out of the loop, but to enhance everything they do, extending our reach and efficiency using intelligent robotics at sea.” Pipkin added.
UK has announced £1.3 billion of new investment to start construction work on Successor nuclear-powered missile submarine, which will begin to replace the current Vanguard-class in Royal Navy service in the early 2030s
The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a licence agreement with ASV Global allowing for the use of its Advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Capability technology. The contract has been signed through Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer arm of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) allows use of advanced marine autonomy software, the UK MoD said in a statement Wednesday
The UK Navy is operating a robot fleet of seven submarine gliders and three surface wave gliders to collect environmental data in real time as part of its demonstrator missions run by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). “This deployment will showcase the capabilities of marine robots to the Royal Navy, and other defence and industry partners,” NOCs Professor Russell Wynn, chief scientist of the mission was quoted as saying by
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China launched an unmanned combat ship yesterday with its developer claiming the vessel is combat-ready. The ship has a length of about 15 meters and a displacement of 20 tons, is capable of conducting air defense, anti-ship and anti-submarine missions thanks to a phased array radar system, vertical-launched missiles and torpedoes
The Royal Navy has unveiled a series of futuristic submarine concepts which mimic real marine lifeforms aimed to change the world's future underwater combat environment. British engineers have come up with a concept based on a crewed mothership capable of launching unmanned underwater vehicles shaped like eels and carrying sensor pods which dissolve on demand to avoid enemy detection, and fish-shaped torpedoes sent to swarm against enemy targets
Work has officially begun in Scotland on HMS Spey, the fifth ship in a fleet of new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) being built for the Royal Navy. Like four other ships HMS Forth, HMS Medway, HMS Trent and HMS Tamar, which are all either under construction or preparing for sea trials, HMS Spey will be built at Govan before the ship is transferred to the Scotstoun yard, where the ship will be fitted out for operations
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