12 Sep '17, 2pm

Thales invests in two new UK-based trials and training centres for autonomous systems.

Today Thales is announcing a major commitment to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea by investing in two new UK-based trials and training centres. Key Points Two new facilities in the UK dedicated to the test and training of autonomous systems The two facilities will bring an investment of £7m (€8m) and sustain 60 jobs in the local regions, 500 skilled jobs throughout the UK. Both facilities are key to Thales’s vision of autonomous system capabilities Following Thales’s successful trials during the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise in 2016, Thales is now investing in two trials and training centres based in West Wales and in South-West England to test and develop autonomous systems for both military and civil activities. Thales will invest £7 million (€8 million) across the two regions, and sustain around 60 jobs in the local areas. Th...

Full article: https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/defence/press-re...

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