Royal Navy taps Autonomous Vehicles

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 11, 2019

Photo: L3Harris Technologies

Photo: L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies delivered a new class of Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) with advanced capabilities to serve the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy.

The Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST) 13 is a 13-meter (41-ft.) long high-speed system capable of fully autonomous navigation. The ASV uses L3Harris’ ASView proprietary autonomous control system and advanced algorithms developed for the U.K.’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

Designed, built and commissioned by L3Harris’ Unmanned Maritime Systems team based on the south coast of the UK, MAST 13 was officially launched on September 11th at DSEI in London.

The system carried out unmanned surveillance and force protection in the Victoria Dock at DSEI.

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