First Ever Unmanned Warrior

LOCH ALSH, United Kingdom (Oct. 9, 2016) A rotary wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific, lifts off as part of the first-ever Unmanned Warrior (UW), a research and training exercise designed to test and demonstrate the latest in autonomous naval technologies while simultaneously strengthening international interoperability.

During the mission, the UAV communicates with unmanned underwater vehicles to exchange data packets via a radio link.

The U.S. team, led by the Office of Naval Research, is in Scotland to partner with more than 40 international participants from other navies, industry, academia and research laboratories. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)