With current and expected developments in unmanned and autonomous systems LR envisages that, within the near future, Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) will enter into widespread use through many sectors of the maritime industry.
The LR Unmanned Marine Systems Code has been developed to provide a unique and valuable assurance process to certify the safe design, build and maintenance of UMS against an established framework that minimises the effort required by an owner or operator to achieve certification and which is acceptable to Flag States, local regulators and other parties.
Whilst initially targeted at small non-convention sized UMS, including naval systems, it is scalable and allows for the certification of novel and emerging technologies against a structured framework and is scalable according to the risk profile and autonomy of the systems, from the very small or simple to the very large or complex.
It complements our existing work on cyber-enabled ships and is also intended to support any future regulatory development by the IMO or national bodies.
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