Autonomous Warrior 2018


  Last updated November 22, 2018 at 10:19 am

Autonomous Warrior 18 is a DST initiative to demonstrate the potential of uninhabited systems to transform Defence capability.


Supported by the Royal Australian Navy, it will be held from 5 to 23 November 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay and in surrounding Defence-controlled areas.


Through Autonomous Warrior 18 (AW18), DST intends to build upon the success of the United Kingdom’s ‘Unmanned Warrior 2016’, which involved industry participating in military missions, operational tasking efforts, innovative autonomous challenges and complex data integration.


AW18 seeks to examine the potential for autonomous systems to support Defence while operating in coastal environments. It will focus on the control and integration of uninhabited systems. It will not involve the demonstration of weapons capability.


Attendees at AW2018 will include senior Australian Defence Force officers, The Technical Cooperation Program principals, participating science and technology staff, senior overseas military officers and industry representatives.



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