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Royal Navy has new technology that decreases Iran threat

[2020.01.14, Tue 00:03] New technology that makes a vital but dangerous Royal Navy job safer and more effective will soon be on frontline duties. Last year, Iran was accused of attacking tankers in the Gulf region using mines and reports suggested the US Navy needed the Royal Navy's dealing with the threat of mines in the Gulf of Oman and Straits of Hormuz. The Royal Navy has today announced that specialist autonomous minehunting kit has entered military service - and will be on live operations from March. A four-strong squadron of Royal Navy minesweepers are permanently based in the Gulf region as part of Operation Kipion, the UK's long-standing maritime presence in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean to promote peace and stability in the region, as well as ensuring the safe flow of oil and trade. "A Royal Navy spokesperson said:"Unmanned mine hunters and survey technology will soon be on frontline duties with the Royal Navy. Assistant chief of staff Maritime Capability, said: "With equipment and personnel now operating on the Clyde, the transition to widespread use of autonomous systems in mine counter measures is becoming a reality and places the Royal Navy MCM community at the cutting edge." LATEST ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINE NEWS HERE. The work builds on the ongoing trials of unmanned and autonomous technology carried out by the Royal Navy, Defence Equipment and Support and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.
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