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Unmanned Vehicles

PREMIUM: Australia narrows field for the next naval UAV

25th March 2021 - 09:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


An Aerosonde UAV is prepared for launch aboard a naval vessel. (Textron Systems)

The Australian navy's effort to adopt a new shipborne UAV takes a step forward.

The Australian Department of Defence has reduced the number of contenders for Project Sea 129 Phase 5 Block 1 to five potential shipborne UAV providers for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Acting Defence Minister Marise Payne announced on 23 March that the quintet of companies is BAE Systems Australia, Insitu Pacific ...

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