Submarine Hunting 132 foot long Robot Ship

A 132 foot long unmanned robot ship, will soon be ready to find ultra-quiet diesel-electric submarines, without a single person on board.

DARPA to unveil its 132 foot unmanned robot ship in April, that will go to sea for months at a time.

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DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) seeks to develop a new type of independently deployed unmanned surface vessel (USV), that would track adversaries’ ultra-quiet diesel-electric submarines over thousands of miles at a fraction of current costs.

Submarine Hunting 132 foot long Robot Ship

ACTUV would operate under sparse remote supervisory control and safely follow the maritime “rules of the road” for collision avoidance known as COLREGS.

Submarine Hunting 132 foot long drone

via The Next Web

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