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Australian navy explains UxV roadmap

9th October 2017 - 05:44 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Sydney


The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) laid out a roadmap for the future direction of unmanned technology at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney on 4 October. The military’s vision for unmanned vehicles is ambitious to support both single ships and task forces, including amphibious ones.

The RAN is eyeing UxVs, an acronym covering unmanned vehicles in the four domains of ground, air, surface or undersea, that could perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW), mine countermeasures and hydrographic/meteorological tasks, for instance.

Capt Nicholas Stoker said the RAN is looking to integrate UxVs aboard destroyers, frigates and OPVs and that it

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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