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Euronaval 2016: Thales introduce new USV/AUV hybrid

17th October 2016 - 01:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Paris


As Europe’s largest maritime and naval defence show gets underway Thales have been among the first of the major exhibitors to unveil a new system to visiting delegates.

The Autonomous Underwater and Surface System (AUSS) is the world’s first hybrid unmanned system capable of operating both surface and sub-surface roles, the company states. The platform has been designed for both civil and military roles including intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism, mine countermeasures (MCM) and offshore platform surveillance.

At a recent media briefing near Toulon, Thales officials detailed some of the capabilities that the AUSS is proposed to have, including a degree of

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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