AWE 18 Autonomous Warrior

Army Warfighting Experiment 2018

Beechwood Equipment have been involved with AWE 18 over the last few weeks providing equipment from FLIR, Recon Robotics and Droneshield  all being thoroughly tested and evaluated by The British Army.  50 products were chosen to be tested and AWE18 is now midway through its  four-week exercise.  The 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom) is providing the exercising troops and taking responsibility of command and control.  British soldiers will test the effectiveness of robotic and autonomous systems (RAS) on the battlefield.

These technological advances will play a key role in the Army’s strike capability, ensuring British forces remain unrivalled with its capabilities in this field . Autonomous Warrior will develop capabilities in surveillance which will greatly improve the effectiveness of long-range and precision targeting by service personnel.

DroneShield with  Beechwood have taken an active part demonstrating how to fight back against drones with rouge drone detection and the capabilities to disable drones that are detected.

Pioneering technology, 42 Commando Royal Marines met with FLIR and were trained to detect, recognise, identify and track potential threats using the FLIR  Ranger a long range RADAR in combination with their multi-sensor surveillance system to support their active surveillance.

Recon Robot Throwbot 2 was tested on all terrain.  The Throwbot performed well during it’s test exercise “Innovation and creativity: Give technology to a British soldier and he/she will find a new way to use it! Spot the Throwbot – designed to be thrown but hidden in a pallet by the defenders to observe an approach route. Love it! @ReconRobotics. Beechwood Equipment. @1ArmdInf”

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