Royal Navy unveils 3D printed “Nautilus 100” mothership concept

Royal Navy unveils 3D printed “Nautilus 100” mothership concept

Earlier this year, the Royal Navy ran the Nautilus 100 challenge together with UK Nest, a not-for-profit Technology forum that “promotes the Engineering, Science and Technology interests of UK Naval Defense”. Scientists, designers, and engineers from across defense and aerospace sectors were tasked with envisioning the future of underwater warfare. 20 participants, aged between 16 and 34, from companies including BAE systems, Lockheed Martin, the MOD, QinetiQ and Rolls Royce came up with a number of designs. Innovations included flying-fish drones, unmanned eel-like vehicles and, perhaps most interestingly, 3D printed dissolvable micro-drones, and a 3D printed submarine, which have […]

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