Exercise Joint Warrior is a semiannual United Kingdom-led training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces with a unique multi-warfare environment in which to prepare for global operations. But this year the United Kingdom Royal Navy decided to create a new wrinkle within the semi annual Joint Warrior exercise. This year more than 40 international participants from other navies, industry, academia and research laboratories are in Scotland conducting the first-ever Unmanned Warrior.
Unmanned Warrior is a research and training exercise designed to test and demonstrate the latest in autonomous naval technologies while simultaneously strengthening international interoperability. Taken place as part of Joint Warrior and not as a standalone exercise, Unmanned Warrior is hosted by the Royal Navy, giving an opportunity to demonstrate the latest in unmanned aircraft (UAVs), surface and underwater vehicles. The exercise allows the participants to interact with realistic operational scenarios, share data with operational units, and test and evaluate their equipment.
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