Recent Naval Exercise Featured Unmanned, Other Modern Tech

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps demonstrated 53 technologies during the 2019 iteration of an annual naval exercise, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday.

The latest Advanced Naval Technology Exercise or ANTX took place over 10 days through July 19 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The exercise focused on several areas of modern naval warfare including command and control, communications and unmanned vehicles, the report noted. 

“I won't go into a lot of specifics, but some of the seaborne platforms and the autonomous capability with weapon systems included were fairly impressive at what they could do,” he said.

James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, said the event completed over 1,900 technology evaluations. ANTX 2019 featured assessments of a force protection-tailored unmanned surface vessel, supply delivery unmanned aircraft systems and an unmanned underwater vehicle designed for littoral missions.

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