NavyX is the Royal Navy’s Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator, which rapidly develops, tests and trials cutting-edge equipment, with the aim of getting new technology off the drawing board and into the hands of our people on operations at a pace. Operating across all maritime environments - over water, on water, underwater and the littoral. 

By empowering a team with diverse experience, NavyX will exponentially accelerate our speed of learning and our capacity to procure and integrate these best-in-class technologies. 

Leveraging both the Royal Navy's new maritime sandbox, XV Patrick Blackett, and the collaborative co-working environment Defence BattleLab.


Buy it

NavyX will set the standard in its ability to procure new cutting-edge technology


Connect it

NavyX will integrate hardware in collaboration with a wide stakeholder community


Prove it

NavyX will conduct rapid and continual Test and Experimentation


Scale it

NavyX will work closely with our front-line personnel to improve and develop concepts and tactics


To regain a competitive advantage against any adversary who is embracing new technology faster than us by introducing novel and disruptive capabilities and thinking.


To adopt a transparent and collaborative approach, empowering a diverse team to discover, experiment and understand emerging technologies, and to challenge the status quo.


A NavyX that attracts emerging technology, recognised as a partner of choice to leverage capability into the hands of the war fighter faster.

To assure our continued success on operations into the future it is vital that the Royal Navy continues to be equipped with the latest cutting-edge capabilities we need to address the rapidly evolving challenges that pose a threat to our national interests around the globe

Secretary of State for Defence

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NavyX has a permanent presence at BattleLab, a co-working space located at Dorset Innovation Park. 

BattleLab seeks to enable the creative collisions of people and ideas, leveraging the best minds from academia, business and defence to explore opportunities for mutual benefit. 

With representation from the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Royal Navy, Army and more. BattleLab seeks to tackle defence problems through collaboration, ideation and co-creation, promoting divergent thought and neutral facilitation to help the community engage with MoD, and develop better solutions together.

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