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Rolls Royce considers entering USV market

12th March 2014 - 16:58 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


Rolls Royce is exploring the possibility of developing unmanned cargo ships as part of a plan to increase efficiency and decrease costs in future operations, a company figure has revealed.

Oskar Levander, VP of innovation engineering and technology, explained in a written publication that issues such as crew placement and operating costs have driven innovation in emerging technologies, which includes unmanning vessels.

‘Given that the technology is now in place, is now the time to move some operations ashore?’ Levander questioned. ‘Is it better to have a crew of 20 sailing in a gale in the North Sea, or say

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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