Thursday, August 4, 2016

The U.S. Navy Is One Step Closer In Ushering In The Era Of Robotic Naval Warfare

Vocativ: U.S. Will Launch World’s Largest Underwater Battle Robot In 2018

The Sea Hunter will carry out three-month missions without any humans on board.

The United States just got one step closer to ushering in the era of robotic naval warfare.

A 132-foot autonomous submarine known as the Sea Hunter successfully completed its first performance test this week off the coast of San Diego, keeping it on course to enter the Navy fleet by 2018. According to a statement from Leidos—the company developing the Sea Hunter—the vessel “surpassed all performance objectives for speed, maneuverability, stability, seakeeping, acceleration/deceleration, and fuel consumption.”

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WNU Editor: The U.S. Navy is behind in the use of robots and unmanned systems .... but they are catching up.

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