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Defence funding pledge for Mayflower

25th October 2016 - 11:50 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Lockheed Martin UK, UTC Aerospace Systems and Silicon Sensing all pledged support for the proposed Mayflower 400 unmanned autonomous vessel on 24 October, hours after a crowding funding effort went live.

The initiative is aiming to raise £300,000 ($367,000) to begin the next phase and build a scale model of the final design in order to carry out necessary trials. Eventually a full sized version is intended to be constructed for use as the flagship of the Mayflower 400 commemorations.

If funding and testing is successful the aim is to sail the autonomous vessel out of Plymouth, UK in

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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