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Thales eye Halcyon days

9th September 2016 - 12:45 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Following the recent rehearsal of elements of Thales’ Halcyon USV mine-hunting capability, on the fringes of Portsmouth Solent, company officials say that additional autonomous behaviour will be tested ahead of its participation in Unmanned Warrior (UW) in October this year.

The rehearsal, which took place in August, saw the Halcyon and Thales’ towed sonar (T-SAS) carry out a series of manoeuvers to test the platform, payload and ability to perform post-mission analysis with real-time data transmission to an on-shore command centre.

It is thought that this was the first time Thales has taken the system out for a full operations

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