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Canadian USVs to imitate FIAC threat

17th August 2010 - 11:30 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The Canadian Navy and Meggitt Training Systems (MTS) Canada are working up plans to use unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to imitate fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) as part of a maritime counter-terrorism exercise in 2011.

Following on from its ‘Swarm Exercise’ demonstration in May which proved multiple Hammerhead USVs could be operated simultaneously, counter-FIAC tactics, techniques and procedures will be incorporated into the multi-national exercise ‘Trident Fury’, due to take place off the West coast of Canada in May 2011.

According to MTS Canada president Spencer Fraser, the exercise will include another ‘first class navy’ on top of Canadian air

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