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Unmanned Tech Leaders Teamed Up in Scotland to Commence Joint Research and Training Exercise

DroneLaunchCarrierU.S. Navy representatives have arrived in Scotland along with U.K. navy and dozens of unmanned technology leaders to test unmanned aerial vehicles as part of a two-week exercise at the Benbecula island’s West Camp and Range Head.

Navy said Wednesday the Unmanned Warrior research and training exercise, part of the semiannual Joint Warrior exercise, began on Oct. 8 to test and demonstrate latest autonomous naval technologies and support efforts to boost international interoperability.

The Office of Naval Research has partnered with an international contingent of more than 40 organizations to perform a range of tests and demonstrations on autonomous and unmanned naval technologies that will build on warfare systems design efforts.

Capt. Beth Creighton, U.S. team lead and command element for Unmanned Warrior, said the exercise helps boost learning with the opportunity to collaborate with private sector and academia partners in a real-world environment.

“Data products from the remote unmanned systems testing locations are fed into exercise Joint Warrior to enhance naval coalition training,” she added.

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