The Manpower Behind Unmanned Warrior

For three weeks in October 2016, the largest demonstration of unmanned and autonomous vehicles took place off the West Coast of Scotland and West Wales. The brain child of the Royal Navy, ‘Unmanned Warrior’ was developed to allow companies to showcase the capabilities of unmanned systems and evaluate their potential future use in military operations. […]

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ASV Global Surpasses 1000 Days of Unmanned Surface Vehicle Operations

ASV Global, leading manufacturer of Autonomous Surface Vehicles, has reached the landmark of 1000 days of unmanned operations. The milestone was reached during the Unmanned Warrior 2016 event which saw more than 50 unmanned vehicles operating in a variety of themed activities. The event enabled the Royal Navy to see first-hand how these types of […]

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MAST Goes into Action at Unmanned Warrior

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) new Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST) system is participating in a number of exercises at Unmanned Warrior. The vessel is one of over 40 autonomous systems taking part in the Royal Navy’s event this month. MAST is an unmanned surface vessel (USV) system based on the innovative bladerunner […]

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MOD and ASV Global sign licence agreement for unmanned surface vehicle software

The 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). The licence is centred on Dstl’s Advanced USV Capability Project, […]

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Tidal Thames Trials for Defence’s new Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST)

Today the UK’s Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST), an unmanned surface vessel (USV) based on the innovative BLADERUNNER hull shape, has undergone trials in the Tidal Thames. MAST is being developed by Portchester-based ASV Ltd, under research funding from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), providing a testbed to host a range of new […]

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Unmanned Warrior Marches On…

Another significant step towards delivering Unmanned Warrior was taken this week as the Royal Navy hosted the event’s Main Planning Conference in Gosport.  Momentum has been building over the last year as the Navy, alongside over 40 organisations from defence, industry and academia, have been working to deliver possibly the largest unmanned systems event of […]

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