Autonomous Boats and Aircraft to be Tested Off English Coast

Published by , July 17, 2017 11:56 am

(Telegraph.uk) Driverless boats and aircraft will roam off the southern coast of England after BAE Systems in October from an area set up a test area for marine robots. BAE is leading the project, along with University of Southampton spin-out company ASV and a handful of other triallists, after receiving a Government grant. There will be two “control centre” vans fitted with radar and other communications equipment to control the vehicles. Trials are due to take place in various parts of the strait from October.
Robot boats, aircraft and underwater drones are seen as vital to the future of the defence industry, as well as the oil and gas sector, and search and rescue operations.

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