Autonomous technology for Royal Marines
The Littoral Strike Group (Experimentation) [LRGX] features the deployment of the Royal Navy’s high readiness Littoral Strike forces on a three-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Black Sea region. During the exercise, the Royal Navy has tested advanced tactics and kit including the Future Command Force (FCF) – the evolution of the Royal Marines into a hi-tech raiding and strike force.
The FCF will overhaul how the Royal Marines operate in a 21st century context. Commando Forces will be used for Littoral Strike capability, which is their use from a sea-base to attack targets or influence events in high risk, demanding or politically delicate areas.
In Cyprus, commando teams experimented with Malloy T-150 quadcopter drones carrying resupplies of ammunition weighing more than 60kg, military jet ski-style vehicles that can drop small teams and supplies ashore and state of the art communications technology providing live imagery.