NIKOLAOS K. PAPADAKIS
SYNORIS – The “Chariot” of Modern Maritime Warfare
The advancement of unmanned systems technology has offered new capabilities in modern warfare. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have already proven their worth by providing strategic and tactical advantage in the field of operations. In the last few years, Unmanned Underwater and Surface Vehicle (UUVs/USVs) prototypes have emerged to augment the maritime combat operations.
The Synoris II – named after the chariot of ancient Olympic Games – Underwater Surveillance and Warfare Platform is a prototype “test bed” to provide submarine detection in the operational theater in near real time, regional underwater awareness to Special Operation Forces (SOF) in littoral environment, visioning to augment the existing capabilities of the challenging maritime warfare.