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Royal Navy Reveals Future Vision Based on Autonomous Technology

A Royal Navy submarine in action.

The U.K. Defence Department's 2030 vision for the country's armed forces proposes investing billions of pounds across the land, air, sea, cyber, and space domains, to enable fast responses to equally swift changes in the field.

Credit: Computing (U.K.)

The Royal Navy has shown off its future vision, which could shape how the British fleet operates over the next 50 years.

The new vision is guided by a design challenge from UK Naval Engineering Science and Technology (UKNEST), which saw young engineers proposing innovative ideas for the Navy's future autonomous fleet.

Concept imagery shows an enormous flying drone station based in the stratosphere, an underwater flagship vessel, uncrewed attack crafts housing autonomous boats, and much more.

"In a future scenario if we find ourselves unable to compete traditionally in terms of mass, we must think differently if we are to regain operational advantage," Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Nick Hine said.

From Computing (U.K.)
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