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Thales, University of Southampton team up

14th February 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Thales has signed a five-year partnership agreement with the University of Southampton to research and develop maritime autonomous technology, the company announced on 7 February.

The first project under the partnership will look at maritime autonomous vehicles, to develop the technology, processes and procedures needed to empower the next generation of unmanned boats, submarines and aircraft.

The agreement creates a common framework which can be applied to each project, regardless of its scope and purpose, which will make it easier to launch and develop activities.

The Royal Navy has recently tested some of Thales’ maritime autonomous technology including UAS and the Halcyon autonomous boat, which have the potential to be used in self-governing fleets, as well as individually, to perform extended surveillance and mine clearance operations.

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