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US, UK Navies Plan Unmanned Systems Demo

droneThe U.S. Navy and its U.K. counterpart plan to test approximately 50 unmanned systems from more than 40 organizations as part of a joint demonstration around Scotland, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday.

Sydney Freedberg writes the Office of Naval Research will provide 10 different technologies for the Unmanned Warrior 2016 exercise.

Seven of 10 systems from ONR are related to mine warfare such as Rapid Environmental Assessment, mine warfare platoons, underwater drones called Slocum GlidersMine Counter-Measures Command and Control systems and others, Freedberg reported.

Unmanned Warrior is part of the Joint Warrior exercise that involves all three U.K. services and NATO countries.

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