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Portuguese company TEKEVER announced today that it has successfully deployed its UAV-based surveillance technologies in partnership with NATO navies during the annual REP(MUS) military exercise.

During the exercise, TEKEVER’s AR5 UAV provided real-time aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data and video to participating navies, including the British Royal Navy and the Portuguese Navy. At the same time, TEKEVER’s ATLAS AI-driven software platform provided interconnectivity between the different naval forces by processing and disseminating real-time and historical data collected by the aerial surveillance platforms.

REP(MUS) took place around the in Tróia Peninsula in Portugal, and involved 1,500 personnel from NATO and partner countries, as well as industry and academia, with the aim of testing the interoperability of autonomous underwater, surface and air vehicles for maritime operations. The missions covered in the exercise included:

  • anti-submarine warfare
  • wide area surveillance
  • support of amphibious forces
  • Search & Rescue efforts

The exercise is intended to test NATO Alliance readiness to use unmanned systems to counter security challenges ranging from conventional submarine threats to sea mines and asymmetric threats.

Following its successful employment in REP(MUS), TEKEVER stated that they are now in discussions with a number of NATO navies and intelligence organisations regarding further deployment of their technologies.