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UDT 2010: RN continues move in to unmanned

10th June 2010 - 11:10 GMT | by Andrew White in Hamburg

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The UK Royal Navy (RN) is moving ‘tentatively’ into the world of unmanned underwater systems to counter mine threats (UUS) ahead of possible unmanned solutions for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), according to Rear Admiral Mark Anderson.

Speaking at the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) conference in Hamburg, Germany on 8 June, the Commander Operations RN said the UK was planning to ‘tackle the abundant threat [of sea mines] in the future’ while referring to state-of-the-art threats triggered by the sound of a passing ship.

He described how the RN’s Mine Countermeasures Reconnaissance Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, or Kongsberg’s Hydroid Remus 600, was now

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