Mainly, the autonomous vessel is equipped with ten sensors based on scientific and hydrographic survey equipment.

The vessel is fitted with an advanced autonomy package which has a variety of autonomous control modes, including line following, station-keeping and geo-fencing.

Mainly, the UK Hydrographic Office contributed to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels to identify the future data requirements for autonomous shipping, and explore how navigational and wider geospatial data can be used to enable the safe navigation of smart and unmanned autonomous vessels.

The collaboration for this study was between UKHO, L3 ASV and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Concluding, the Royal Navy conducted real-world sweeps off Iraq in 2003 using remote-controlled boats, while HMS Ledbury conducted the final run out of traditional sweeping gear off the Isle of Wight in 2005.