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Unmanned Warrior 2016 success in numbers


Helen Jackson

Unmanned Warrior was the largest demonstration of unmanned systems alongside a major multinational naval exercise. The event, which was held on UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) ranges in Scotland and Wales in October 2016, spanned six weeks and took two years to plan.

Unmanned Warrior success in numbers Infographic

We created this infographic to show some of the key stats and important achievements:

Working with the Royal Navy as part of the Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA), we used our expertise to provide the logistics, enablers (such as communications), range management and the overall safety framework to ensure Unmanned Warrior was a smooth and successful event.

On many levels, Unmanned Warrior was a world first and an outstanding achievement: industry teams delivered real military missions in a challenging environment, responding to operational tasking as part of a major maritime exercise; innovative autonomous challenges were met and complex data integration achieved, all in a spirit of unprecedented collaboration. This collaboration spanned major industry players, small and medium size companies, government scientists, foreign navies and Royal Navy end users, all working together to make the overall demonstrations a triumph.

Over the coming months, Unmanned Warrior team members from the Royal Navy and industry will be presenting more detail on some of the major achievements; for our part, we will be providing an insight into the QinetiQ led work on collaborative autonomy and our lead role in delivering the ACER Command and Control demonstrator (ACER C2), a stand-out success story.

We are proud of our role in Unmanned Warrior and looking forward to working with our partners in supporting the Royal Navy to deliver their maritime autonomous systems strategy.