Drones Take Over Route Survey Duties at Faslane

A new crewless minehunter is being tested by the Royal Navy as part of the growing drive towards autonomous systems. Designed to detect the latest mine threats – and reduce the risk to the lives of those searching for them – the system is the fruit of the joint Anglo-French Maritime Mine Counter Measures program. Demonstrators have been delivered to…

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Final autonomous minehunting boat delivered to Clyde

June 21, 2021 – The third and final Royal Navy autonomous minehunting boat has been delivered to Clyde Naval Base. RNMB Hebe, named after the ancient Greek goddess of youth, has now joined sister vessels Harrier and Hazard as part of the Royal Navy’s crewless minehunting program Project Wilton. Hebe, four metres longer than her sisters and with more technology…

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