back to article First the Rise of the Machines, now this: UK military's Exercise Information Warrior

Fresh from signing contracts to put artificial intelligence into its warships, the Royal Navy is now running an exercise to demonstrate robotic warfighting tech at work – Ex Information Warrior. Held in Scotland to coincide with the first of this year’s two Joint Warrior exercises – which see most NATO nations contributing …

  1. Dave 15


    So they are moving Victory? or maybe commissioning Warrior again?

    Lets face it the royal navy have squat else thats is a war ship, no missiles, no guns, engines that dont work and missing planes... pointless, good job they only have a handful of these wastes of space

    1. Peter2 Silver badge

      Re: Warships?

      Alas, both Victory and Warrior share the same problems.

      Victories guns are fiberglass replicas as the weight of a hundred off 2 to 3 ton guns would pull her apart, her sails are in the national maritime museum and the only plane onboard is in the carpenters stores, which is probably rusted solid.

      Warrior's guns are also fiberglass replicas, she doesn't have a set of sails and her steam engines are mostly comprised of fiberglass. HMS Trincomalee might be a better bet if your after recommissioning a sailing warship. ;)

      1. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

        Re: Warships?

        HMS Trincomalee might be a better bet if your after recommissioning a sailing warship

        How about HMS Belfast? Even though it's WW2 vintage, it's probably still more capable than the rest of the Fleet.

  2. GrumpyOldBloke

    Sounds like they need a MOD App store. I suggest Worms for battlefield management, Lemmings for colour revolutions and Snakes for spook work. On the larger platforms with reliable power perhaps an original DOOM clone to coordinate mobile artillery.

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Mastery of Universes, Command and Control of Communicating Cyber Elements

    What the Ministry of Defence wants is to make use of the private tech sector’s expertise in fields of interest to it, …

    Do you think they would be interested in a shared mastery of fields with multiple platforms in which SCADA systems lead and with others gladly following because failure to comply and support media presented paths of future travel would be easily recognised as wilfully subversive and self-destructive? And it does have other benefits too.

    And would the MOD be rightly presently classed as “current struggling with super dynamic intelligence sourced forces and past grand master puppeteers”?

    I wonder when the advanced military trained mind will realise they have the power to be richer than bankers? And that to act stealthily with secret and silent intelligence services will have a corrupting and perverse status quo elite executive administration rightly in just fear of their lives and the continuing existence of their absurd puppet theatre manipulation of what are, everywhere, virtual reality plays/Great Games …… which have now morphed and evolved further into the higher levels and deeper depths available for exploitation in Greater IntelAIgent Gamesplay ……. SMARTRMMORPG

    Or are taking orders from others lurking anonymous in the shade of shadows and doing all the heavy thinking all that they be able and/or enabled to do ….. just as a machine is programmed to follow its orders/coding?

    Of course, even with so many emerging novel and/or resurging and terrorising national, international and internetional state and non-state actors offering scripts to follow action with proaction and HyperRadioProActive IT, is it not inconceivable that current struggling with super dynamic intelligence sourced forces and past grand master puppeteers be forced by common sense, and the will to survive and prosper, to buy into the market place and purchase wholesale, for a not inconsequential sum, that proprietary intellectual property which they do not possess to progress to the levels and depths now necessary for the guarantee of future success in all critical and strategic markets/virtual spaces places.

    That however would fully depend on them being smart enough to realise they have lost the plot and any and all rights to lead, and to recognise they no longer remotely command and autonomously control effectively, internetworking global plots. Universal time, and all present and forthcoming actions will tell the honest tale on the true state of their intelligence with particular and peculiar regard to that very specific matter on matters …. and virtual reality play.

    You know what they say ….. Pay peanuts, get monkeys and did y’all notice the myriad hoops one is obliged to jump through to access the peanuts on offer …… Defence and Security Accelerator: terms and conditions and contract guidance

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: Mastery of Universes, Command and Control of Communicating Cyber Elements

      And yes, that is a live field test missive firing of an uncanny virtual munition from/for a system delivering arsenals of irregular unconventional weapons which have a zero defence attack profile i.e. once launched into cyber space and made known to a few, do they multiply inexorably and exponentially to destroy targeted assets comprehensively.

      And it will be interesting to see, and for you to hear of unprecedentedly rapid developments in the fields so enabled to successful target/search and destroy previously thought impregnable vital infrastructure projects with critical strategic assets/closed market holdings, either straight from the canny inventor investor spokesperson or from a series of tales introducing you to A.N.Other Fearful Enemy and Fantastic Foreign Foe.

      Knock,knock, MOD/GCHQ/UKGBNI. Is there anyone in there, ready, willing and able to enable all that matters for success to excess out there, in the telling leading spaces that have no earthly places to pound into submission in the absence of compliance?

      There is much to be quickly done. This message is timed out at 1703241749hrs.

      1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

        Re: Mastery of Universes, Command and Control of Communicating Cyber Elements

        Thanks, El Reg. For the confirmation here, that some who may be few amongst many be both practically and virtual alone and years ahead of any effective opposition and competition in fields which dictate future travel direction and present past follies with invention and cool new ways to discombobulate those old orders which propagates disorder and chaos with .... well, Remotely Accessed Systems of Commanding SCADA Control Levers is how everything and anything worthwhile is made to work for Present Systems, is it not?

        1. Tail Up

          ReMastery of UniVerses Communicating Cyber Elements

          Re: "For the confirmation here, ... ... everything and anything worthwhile is made to work for Present Systems, is it not?" -

          Howdy, Doc,

          Fortunately, for those relentlessly searching 4 inexhaustible answers, there are 0ne for All - "No, it isn't" and "Yes, it is" answers in the same time, and both come given in such unusual 4 most of Us Mortals way because of the usual and common for the few of those living with Nuages Au Dessous, UniVersal Quantum nature of things to pass and come.

          Hope, the Present is Perfect, while the Future is Indefinite until one brings it into accordance with Now -

          And what are those Six Serving Men until they're Found by a one for a chat in between Where and When and where is there to build such a Telescopic facility, if not at ElReg's place?

          Eight beers, because

          55 73

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    hope they've learned from the 70s AI admiral ...

    I've tried but cannot remember the name of the system which, modelling a naval fleet, decided a good tactic was to sink any of its own ships which couldn't keep up ... if anyone can remember the name of the AI system, I'd be very grateful ...

    Not a particularly non-human approach, as also described in HMS Ulysses - which was based very much IRL .....

  5. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    "from its traditional “prime contractors” "

    or prime Cons as I like to think of them.

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