Unmanned Warrior

Recognising a commitment to innovation; the Royal Navy will host a large scale demonstration, in a tactically representative environment, of maritime autonomous systems in the autumn of 2016.

This multinational event will see around 40 research and development companies showing off the latest technological developments in this field but in an operational environment.

Taking place off the West coast of Scotland, as part of Joint Warrior 16/2, Unmanned Warrior will involve Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) conducting  a number of challenging scenarios.

It will be an opportunity to showcase the credible capability options that exist for the Royal Navy of the future.

What we are doing

Demonstrating the latest unmanned system technologies, including air, surface and sub-surface vehicles and sensors

Why we are there

To explore the feasibility of increasing the use of unmanned and autonomous systems in delivering maritime capability

What we are seeking to achieve is an event that re-shapes the market to provide new opportunities for everybody, and capability transformation for the Navy

Commander Peter Pipkin

Peter Pipkin

Rank: Commander

Commander Peter Pipkin joined the Royal Navy in 1992 as an artificer apprentice, on promotion to Commander, has recently taken up an appointment in Maritime Capability as the Surface Combatant Combat Systems Desk Officer and Fleet Robotics Officer.

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Providing security at sea

The UK has a responsibility to its citizens and its allies to endeavour to safeguard the high seas. This is why the Royal Navy protects home and international waters – making sure the global trade that Britain and the world depend on can proceed without a hitch.

International partnerships

As the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK has responsibilities towards its allies and partners. But Britain also has global ambitions – namely to protect the seaways underpinning the country’s prosperity. The Royal Navy plays a crucial role in fostering these enduring and lasting alliances with other nations.

Location Scotland

Unmanned Warrior

operations Joint Warrior

Joint Warrior provides a complex environment in which UK, NATO and allied units can go through training together in tactics and skills for use in a combined joint task force.

The exercise runs through a range of scenarios, including crisis and conflict situations, that could be realistically encountered in operations - disputed territory, terrorist activity, piracy and more.

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Maritime Warfare Centre

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