Joint autonomous system exercises strengthen Navy collaboration

AMC Search has collaborated with Navy at a maritime autonomous systems exercise.

December 16, 2019

AMC Search collaborated with Navy and industry last week at a maritime autonomous systems exercise held in Jervis Bay, NSW.

AMCS Engineer Reuben Kent joined autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) experts and operators from around the country for five days of activities aimed at building operational expertise and sharing best practice.  

The joint exercise follows and expands on a number of similar collaborations, the most recent of which was held in Australia’s deepest lake, Lake St Clair, in August.

During the week, the group conducted exercises using REMUS 100 and Teledyne GAIVIA AUVs, designed for sonar and oceanographic surveys, as well as industry and Navy vehicles.

The collaborative nature of the event was ideal for learning how participating organisations operate systems differently and for junior operators to learn from those with more experience.

Other activities included testing automatic target recognition and development of common control systems.

The joint exercise is part of an ongoing AMC-Defence autonomous systems collaboration that includes AUV Operator training. AMCS is proud of its role helping develop Australia’s autonomous systems capabilities.

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