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Pacific 2017: Australia to deploy target designators on S-100 rotary-winged UAS

03 October 2017

Key Points

  • The Royal Australian Navy is looking to expand on the range of MUM-T operations beyond maritime surveillance
  • Plans come as a greater number of unmanned systems are deployed within the service

In the wake of successful first ever man-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) operation, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has confirmed that it plans to expand on the concept for a wider range of operations beyond maritime surveillance.

Another MUM-T operation that the service is currently working towards is the deployment of laser target designators on its Schiebel S-100 Camcopter rotary-winged unmanned aerial system (UAS), said a RAN official from the service’s UAS unit.

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