Naval Group, Europe’s leading naval defence company, presents its solution to address compelling information modern warfare trends at the opening of today’s Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) in Abu Dhabi. Set in the context of emerging threats including the use of mines, piracy and cyber-attacks, Naval Group has developed a range of sophisticated solutions to operate unmanned vehicles and protect warships systems to enhance the defence of sovereign interests.
Unmanned systems offer many advantages, mitigating risks to personnel and enhancing the effectiveness of conventional defence resources. Naval Group solutions can integrate all types of autonomous vehicles for deployment above and underwater, exploiting their payload to the benefit of the tactical situation whatever the sea conditions. The I4®Drones Mission system is a drone-agnostic solution enabling simultaneous operation above and underwater, and exploitation of multiple drones.
Jean-Luc Thouvenel, Regional Director of Naval Group, said: “Modern-day trends are well documented in the Middle East and its surrounding waters. We are proud to take part at this event in Abu Dhabi to further our collaboration with the UAE.”
Naval Group has undertaken many years of careful research and development with the French and partner navies to best understand how the deployment of autonomous vehicles can play an effective role in enhancing capabilities of the ship and security of the crew.
At UMEX, Naval Group demonstrates its technologically advanced know-how with the integration of unmanned systems in different environments, showing its ability to equip surface vessels and submarines with air, surface and submarine drones.
This technological progress constitutes a new potential for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Due to the complexity of combat systems and the multiplicity of sensors and interfaces, unmanned systems integrations require specific expertise based on the technical knowledge of operational issues and the practical experience derived from naval missions.
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