Ryan Carmichael

The inaugural Commander of Navy’s newly established unit responsible for receiving a substantial suite of maritime autonomous systems into service from late-2018. Project SEA1778 Phase 1 will deliver an initial expeditionary mine countermeasures capability through the application of AUVs, USVs, ROVs and deployable support craft. Ryan is a Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer by trade, with a career profile spanning Domestic Counter Terrorism, Counter Piracy, Explosive Ordnance Disposal roles and most recently a 2 year exchange posting with the Royal Navy as second-in-command of a mine countermeasures vessel based in the Persian Gulf.