Monday, October 19, 2015

Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers to be Protected by Unmanned Surface Vessels

A "drone" boat capable of carrying out 12-hour surveillance missions is being developed for the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers.

The vessel, being created in Portsmouth by BAE Systems and ASV, will be used on the new Queen Elizabeth Class ships.

The modified rigid inflatable boats are capable of unmanned operations up to 25 miles (40km) away from their parent vessel.

They can also be remote controlled from land or ship, or piloted normally.

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