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Navy: Technology

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Shadow Spokesperson (Defence)

Her Majesty's Government what technology they have employed to make personnel efficiencies in the Royal Navy.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The Royal Navy (RN) continues to improve and refine the design, construction and reliability of ships and submarines while maximising technological advances: this allows complements to be smaller than previous generations. Development of autonomous systems such as unmanned underwater vehicles and underwater search and disposal systems are some of the main areas where we have experienced the greatest advances.

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