The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) transits alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) during exercise Saxon Warrior 2017. US Navy Photo
LONDON — A spirited initiative by Royal Navy leaders to accelerate the adoption of autonomous systems in the British fleet has been gently challenged by the senior admiral at the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Read More
First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Philip Jones on Sept. 12, 2017. Royal Navy Photo
LONDON — Britain’s naval chief has unveiled plans to deploy unmanned systems for routine mine hunting missions as part of a wider Royal Navy vision that includes the rapid adoption of autonomous air systems, open architectures and artificial intelligence. Read More
The Unmanned Survey Vehicle (USV-2600) from Defence Research and Development Canada takes part in the first-ever Unmanned Warrior (UW), a research and training exercise designed to test and demonstrate the latest in autonomous naval technologies while simultaneously strengthening international interoperability. Unmanned Warrior is part of Joint Warrior, a semiannual Kingdom-led training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces with a unique multi-warfare environment in which to prepare for global operations. US Navy photo.
Dozens of unmanned systems have been operating off the northwest coast of Scotland as part of the first-ever Unmanned Warrior exercise, held in conjunction with the 18-nation Joint Warrior 2016 exercise. Read More