Unmanned Drones - All Types for Military and Naval Use

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Unread post by Pelican » Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:15 pm

Naval drone to ‘deliver next-generation coastal security’

DSEI 2021 – A new uncrewed marine platform is available for use in intelligence gathering and threat detection.

See - https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/naval-d ... 48OTp0TeXA
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Unread post by ivorthediver » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:48 pm

I think this is a great idea if fitted with large point to puncture ribs laden with emigrants crossing over ......lets face it know the frogs are peed off with us taking "their" sub orders from them there will be little interest in slowing down the numbers of immigrants in France
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Unread post by Pelican » Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:41 pm

UK Startup Wins Funding for Unmanned “Green Submarine”

The UK startup, Oceanways, has been awarded funding to develop an autonomous hydrogen/battery-powered submarine in a UK government competition to tackle emissions from shipping.
The firm has been given £380,000 ($525,000 ) to develop the sub to deliver parcels without a captain or crew. The submarine will follow shipping routes but 50 metres below the surface. When not under the waves, the sub will also be able to deliver goods in shallow waters where container ships can’t operate.
Not only is the new submarine designed to carry an unspecified amount of cargo but it is also intended to collect microplastics suspended in the water column.

Continues at - http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2021/09/uk-s ... more-58201
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Progress report: Manta – the Royal Navy’s experimental autonomous submarine


In Spring 2020 the RN received its first extra-large uncrewed underwater vehicle (XLUUV). Here we look at how trials and experimentation with Manta are progressing and some of the wider considerations about bringing uncrewed submarines into frontline service.

Since we reported on Manta’s imminent delivery in March 2020 the vessel has been conducting a series of trials and experiments operating from its base in Plymouth. This is a joint effort between manufacturer MSubs, the MoD’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the RN’s underwater battlespace and submarine delivery teams.

This £2.4M DASA-funded project will complete the first 2 phases in April 2022. Phase 1 covered delivery and basic seaworthiness and autonomy tests. Phase 2 covers two years of mission testing of gradually increasing complexity. Negotiations have begun for phase 3 which is likely to see the submarine more closely integrated with the navy MARCAP (Maritime Capability) team and conducting trials that relate more directly to the operational environment and de-risk future technologies for SSN(R).

Continues at - https://www.navylookout.com/progress-re ... submarine/
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Unread post by Pelican » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:36 pm

Royal Navy launches missile from autonomous vessel in NATO exercise

The Royal Navy launched a missile from its autonomous boat MADFOX during NATO’s biggest autonomous war games.
The navy’s innovation experts NavyX deployed to Portugal with uncrewed technology for the annual experimentation exercise. The two-week exercise aimed to test the integration of NATO systems and explore existing and new military roles for autonomy.

At the centre of the Royal Navy’s contribution was the MADFOX crewless boat which has been undergoing trials all year. During it’s first overseas deployment, the boat was tasked with its biggest test to date – being part of a surveillance training operation ending in a missile launch.

For the trial, a Puma drone launched by USNS Carson City relayed information to a land-based control centre of a possible target – in this case a simulated target of a Spanish crewless boat. Once received, that information was sent to the Royal Navy’s MADFOX vessel and the missile launched.

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HMS Argyll conducts autonomous boat trials in first for Royal Navy


A major milestone in the Royal Navy’s use of autonomous vessels in future operations has been reached during recent trials in Plymouth.
In a first for the navy, warship HMS Argyll successfully managed to control an uncrewed Pacific 24 rigid inflatable boat (RIB) while sailing at sea.

The week-long tests, held by the navy’s innovation experts NavyX and industry partners BAE Systems, saw the Type 23 frigate take command of the RIB while it zipped along the water.

The boat’s onboard cameras and sensors gave constant feeds to Argyll, with a temporary operating centre set up in the ship’s hangar.

But in another first, the RIB’s control system was also integrated into the ship’s Ops Room meaning it could be controlled and commanded from the depths of the frigate.

As well as operating the Pac24 from up to 10 miles away, the ship was able to successfully send instructions to the boat for it to carry out autonomously such as conducting basic missions, identifying targets on the water and cueing its camera and remote weapon station to tracked targets when operated by the trials team.

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Industry participates in new round of autonomous minehunting trials


During September and October, the Wilton Industry Show and Experiment for Mine Counter Measures (WISEX) was held in the Clyde approaches. This was an opportunity for industry to further demonstrate autonomous mine-hunting equipment and software.

The RN’s Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) programme is an incremental project to transform mine warfare from manned to autonomous platforms. The first increment (Block 1) saw the delivery in 2018 of a new minesweeping capability by Atlas Elektronik (AEUK) using the ARCIMS USV. The 11-metre vessel, HNMB Hussar carries a power generation module and tows magnetic, acoustic and electrical influencers mounted on three coil auxiliary boats.

Also as part of Block 1, under the Anglo-French Maritime Mine Countermeasures (MMCM) programme, Thales is scheduled to deliver 3 autonomous minehunting systems by the end of 2022. This comprises USVs equipped with SAMDIS high-resolution synthetic aperture sonar, and the Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS) and Portable Operating Centres (POC). In parallel, project Wilton has delivered a UK-based autonomous route survey capability, providing a low-risk pathfinder for the RN while establishing a small cadre of autonomous MCM experts (See previous article for more details). The Wilton team are also mandated to support further trials and experimentation such as WISEX.

Ahead of investment decisions for MHC Block 2 in 2024 which will comprise the main expenditure on the project, WISEX is an opportunity for industry to showcase new systems for consideration. During trials on the ranges in Kilbrannan Sound off Campbeltown, equipment was assessed by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and RN mine warfare specialists. A series of dummy mines were laid on the range and the MCM systems under trial then tasked to detect them. There will be a further round of WISEX trials running between March – September 2022 when the weather is more favourable.

Continues at - https://www.navylookout.com/industry-pa ... ng-trials/
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Unread post by Pelican » Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:58 pm

700X NAS Drone Training on HMS Mersey

The Royal Navy has expanded its fleet of remotely-piloted drones – the far-seeing eyes of navy warships – with new training, personnel and 12 aircraft.
The sailors at 700X Naval Air Squadron recently took delivery of their latest Puma air systems and can now immediately deploy flights as required for defence.

The most recent deployment for the squadron, which is based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall, was on the offshore patrol vessel HMS Mersey.

Puma flight commander Lieutenant Ashley Loftus said: “We’ve made a significant move forward in our capabilities in the last 12 months. We are now at the stage where we can be deployed at short notice. This is a totally organic and flexible Royal Navy enterprise, using our systems being flown by Royal Navy personnel.”

With a range beyond 10 miles and an endurance of more than two hours, the Puma can vastly increase the ability of a ship to gather intelligence, for instance on the identity of shipping.

Continues at - https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... hms-mersey

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Unread post by Pelican » Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:20 am

MoD running ‘Heavy Lift Challenge’ for Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) to be used to transport cargo from ships to troops on the frontline.
Trials hosted by 700XNAS at Preddanack (satellite airfiled of RNASCuldrose)
See - https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 4592181251

Also see - https://www.key.aero/article/rpas-poten ... -frontline
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