Military Embedded Systems

Autonomous technology supplements Royal Marines in training exercise

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November 06, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Autonomous technology supplements Royal Marines in training exercise
Ministry of Defense photo.

CYPRUS. The Royal Navy’s Littoral Strike Group has conducted trials of experimental equipment including drones, autonomous systems, quad bikes, jet skis, and new communications systems during training exercises held off the coast of Cyprus.

The Littoral Strike Group (Experimentation) (LRGX) features the deployment of the Royal Navy’s high readiness Littoral Strike forces on a three-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Black Sea region.

During the exercise, the Royal Navy tested tactics and kit including the Future Command Force (FCF), which is intended to evolve the Royal Marines into a hi-tech raiding and strike force.

In Cyprus, commando teams experimented with Malloy T-150 quadcopter drones carrying resupplies of ammunition, military jet ski-style vehicles that can discreetly drop small teams and supplies ashore, and state-of-the art communications technology providing live imagery to those on the ground.