The British Royal Navy recently released an excellent video looking back at Unmanned Warrior 2016.
During the exercise, our team was laser-focused on the task at hand: with our partner Boeing, we successfully used a network of persistent SHARC Wave Gliders to detect, report and track a manned diesel submarine in a naval demonstration. It was a first, and it demonstrated without a doubt the practicality of using autonomous systems to provide real-time actionable intelligence.
But watching this video now, I’m struck by how the story of Unmanned Warrior is essentially the story of the Digital Ocean in action. It’s systems being networked together to provide a common operational picture; teams and technologies collaborating to achieve a common goal.
And it’s happening years ahead of schedule:
The Digital Ocean is possible today. And Unmanned Warrior is a great demonstration of what we can achieve when systems work together.