The Portuguese Navy (PO Navy), in cooperation with the Laboratório de Sistemas e Tecnologias Subaquáticas (LSTS) from Faculdade Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), and the Center for Maritime Research and Environmental (CMRE), organized the REPAtlantic16 exercise, which took place on July 11-22 in the areas of Setúbal and Sesimbra, in order to perform tests and experiments for the development of Unmanned Vehicle technologies. The exercises, involving navies, research groups and some companies, aim to enhance the skills on different areas of expertise, increasing the experience of operators, establishing new tactics and procedures, and identifying future developments of unmanned vehicles’ technologies.
New opportunities for JPI Oceans have been identified, with the aim of creating synergies and enabling a higher degree of coordination and interactions among teams from different countries, to share knowledge, best practices and technologies. These trials are fundamental to jointly test equipment and procedures, as well as for selecting, directly with the operators, some of the relevant aspects to be addressed in future activities.
The end-users' priorities to guide the implementation plan for the JPI Oceans action Munitions in the Sea
will be completed soon.