L3Harris press release
The U.S. Navy is operating its medium-displacement unmanned surface vehicle, Nomad, which is outfitted with numerous L3Harris autonomous technologies that enable it to perform strategic missions safely and accurately, without the need for onboard support staff. The technology includes L3Harris control, electro-optical, and communications systems.
Nomad supports different maritime missions, including information, surveillance and reconnaissance, and maritime domain awareness missions It can operate in an autonomous mode, including maintaining vessel awareness and complying with international collision avoidance guidelines, and can be remotely piloted from an onshore or ship-based ground control station.
“RIMPAC provides a great opportunity to demonstrate how unmanned autonomous technology can support maritime forces. Lessons learned from this exercise will enable us to continue developing and integrating autonomous capabilities in collaboration with the Naval Sea Systems Command, Unmanned Maritime Systems.”
Rosemary Chapdelaine, President, Maritime, L3Harris
RIMPAC provides training opportunities to enhance strategic relationships critical to ensuring maritime safety and security around the world. Twenty-six nations, surface ships, submarines, national land forces, aircraft, and nearly 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in this year’s RIMPAC.
A leader in unmanned and autonomous maritime vehicles and solutions, L3Harris has delivered more than 125 ASVs and optionally manned vehicles to defense and commercial customers throughout the world. The company has expertise in platform concept design, build and commissioning, operation and maintenance. Its autonomous surface vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, serving a variety of military, security, offshore energy, and scientific missions.
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