Navantia, SAES and Perseo to jointly develop line of uncrewed underwater vehicles
The UUVs will field state-of-the-art sensors offering exploration and surveillance capabilities in demanding operational environments.
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has launched a roadmap to incorporate a range of uncrewed systems into its product catalogue as part of its Horizon 5.0 long-term plan.
At FEINDEF, a UUV prototype with distinctive features for various missions was exhibited.
Potential missions for the UUV include mine countermeasures, advanced sensing, or use as a loitering munition.
Navies globally are increasingly seeking capabilities in the uncrewed underwater space.
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The Khronos tethered UAS has been designed to be simple to use and has drawn on Elistair’s experience with hundreds of existing customers.
The use of long-duration Uncrewed Surface Vehicles for maritime surveillance and monitoring has become part of the fleet inventory as navies try to reduce the level of effort required to gather intelligence on areas of interest.
A growing number of uncrewed systems have been on show at Sydney's Indo-Pacific Maritime exhibition with a select few currently being trialled to see if they can enhance the Royal Australian Navy's surveillance levels.