The Robotic Experimentation Prototyping augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems exercise took place on the Portuguese southwest coast, near the Setubal peninsula, from September 13th to 24th, 2021.
The 2021 edition took place in the Portuguese Exercise Areas and at the Portuguese Navy’s Operational Experimentation Centre. Organised by the Portuguese Navy, the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University, the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation and the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative, the exercise had the participation of 17 Navies, 15 Research and Development companies, 1 University and 6 NATO entities Headquarters and Centres of Excellence.
NATO Centres of Excellence are nationally or multi-nationally funded institutions accredited by NATO. They train and educate leaders and specialists from NATO member and partner countries, assist in doctrine development, identify lessons learned, improve interoperability and capabilities