SpearUAV’s Viper family of loitering munitions has been developed to provide effects across multiple domains.
L3 demos ASV-ROV operations
L3 Technologies has demonstrated the ability of its C-Worker 7 ASV to deploy, operate and recover an ROV, the company announced on 1 April.
The proof of concept demonstration, which took place over two weeks in Cawsand Bay, Plymouth, UK, saw the C-Worker 7 ASV deploy an inspection-class ROV for vertical and horizontal subsea inspection.
The demonstration follows completion of phase one of an Innovate UK part-funded project – Autonomous Robotic Intervention System for Extreme Maritime Environments. The project involved the University of Exeter as an academic partner and was supported by BP.
Phase two of the project has already begun and will lead to further development of the ROV launch and recovery capability, including additional proof of concept demonstrations.
The system has been developed for use in hazardous offshore environments for operations such as jacket and hull inspections, and pipeline and cable survey in oil and gas and renewable energy applications.
More from Uncrewed Vehicles
The UK has outlined a strategy on how it will spend billions of dollars on uncrewed systems over the next decade as it transitions to a more mixed force of crewed and uncrewed platforms.
The Spike FireFly saw operational use in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 2023 which has led to increased interest in the loitering munition.
The funding towards the MQ-28A Ghost Bat will facilitate the delivery of three Block 2 aircraft with enhanced design and improved capabilities.
The Swedish Home Guard has received Anafi UAVs from Parrot to enhance surveillance and defence capabilities in various conditions.
World Defense Show 2024: Teledyne FLIR develops large CUAS to be sent for service in Ukraine and Middle East
Teledyne FLIR has released information on its new large CUAS system and has also displayed its ThermoSight HISS-HD at World Defense Show 2024.