BAE Systems has revealed a partnership with Cellula Robotics to demonstrate the capabilities of their recently developed Extra Large Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (XLAUV), referred to as Herne.
This technology demonstration in water is scheduled for the latter part of 2024.
Herne’s adaptable design will allow the platform to be configured to conduct operations including: anti-submarine warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and electronic warfare.
The demonstrator project, will test the ‘brains’ of the BAE Systems military XLAUV on one of Cellula Robotics’ underwater vehicles in trials set to take place next year at a facility on the south coast of England.
This fast-paced UK demonstration will showcase BAE Systems’ advanced autonomous underwater capability in an intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance scenario.