Royal Navy receives Madfox autonomous vessel

Madfox Autonomous Boat Docked at HMNB Portsmouth
The Madfox autonomous boat has officially been handed over to the Royal Navy. After 18 months of rigorous trials and testing, the vessel is now owned by the Navy.
The British Royal Navy’s experimentation innovator, ‘NavyX’, has received a new autonomous vessel, called ‘Maritime Demonstrator For Operational eXperimentation (Madfox)’.

Madfox is named after defence technology firm L3Harris’ Mast-13 vessel.

Mast-13 vessel has been operated by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) on UK Navy trials for the last 18 months.

NavyX is the Royal Navy’s ‘Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator’ designed to rapidly test and develop new and emerging technologies.

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Colin Bates

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