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L3Harris and US Navy to demonstrate maritime autonomous capabilities at exercise RIMPAC 2022

Date: 02 Aug 2022 Author: Chief Editor

🎯 L3Harris Technologies in collaboration with the US Navy will demonstrate how unmanned surface vehicle technologies can provide critical support for traditional maritime forces during the 2022 Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC 2022) – the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. The demonstration is being held June 29 through August 4, 2022, off the coast of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

US Navy will operate its medium-displacement unmanned surface vehicle, Nomad, which is outfitted with numerous L3Harris autonomous technologies that enable it to perform strategic missions safely and accurately, without the need for onboard support staff. The technology includes L3Harris control, electro-optical and communications systems.

Nomad supports different maritime missions, including information, surveillance and reconnaissance, and maritime domain awareness missions It can operate in an autonomous mode, including maintaining vessel awareness and complying with international collision avoidance guidelines and can be remotely piloted from an onshore or ship-based ground control station.

🎤 “RIMPAC provides a great opportunity to demonstrate how unmanned autonomous technology can support maritime forces,” said Rosemary Chapdelaine, President, Maritime, L3Harris. “Lessons learned from this exercise will enable us to continue developing and integrating autonomous capabilities in collaboration with the Naval Sea Systems Command, Unmanned Maritime Systems.”

RIMPAC provides training opportunities to enhance strategic relationships critical to ensuring maritime safety and security around the world. Twenty-six nations, surface ships, submarines, national land forces, aircraft and nearly 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in this year’s RIMPAC.

📃📷 Source: L3 Technologies