The Australian Navy has tested new autonomous technologies as part of Exercise AW22.
According to the statement made by the Australian Ministry of Defense, approximately 40 new autonomous technologies have been tested and evaluated as part of the Exercise Autonomous Warrior (AW22) in the Jervis Bay.
The inaugural launching of the AW22 Exercise also included the Australian Navy’s robotic autonomous systems and artificial intelligence (RAS-AI) plan. In this context, how the Defense Science and Technology Group (DSTG), partners, allies and industry groups will work together to improve the navy’s capabilities in RAS-AI have been also revealed.
Unmanned robotic and autonomous systems which operate above, below and in the sky during the two-week exercise has been tested on scenarios which designed to demonstrate the capabilities in mine prevention, research, surveillance, reconnaissance, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, force protection, interoperability and changeability.
The exercise was conducted in the waters of Jervis Bay, at sea and in the sky at the nearby Eastern Australia Test Site. In addition, command-control technologies used to receive, process and present data inputs from multiple systems to inform command decisions and direct the actions of autonomous systems were also tested in the exercise.