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Navy Littoral Combat Ship to operate swarms of drones

U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans (Credit: Warrior Maven)

The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship now have the ability to operate surface and submarine drones to improve effectiveness, in particular when it comes to the destruction of mines, surveying enemy waters and launch attacks.

The growing fleet of unmanned surface vessels has made rapid technological improvements in the last months, under the more suitable for doing more-range of supervision. They’re also more effective in neutralizing the mines and the launch of the coordinated drone attacks.

Ocean drones are always new forms of autonomy, thanks to new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and improved algorithms, the Marine strategy is stressed that the man still needed to make decisions, such as when and if to fire weapons or others that are necessary for the control.

“As part of the expansion of the shipbuilding portfolio, the Navy expects USVs (unmanned surface vessels) play a critical role in combination with manned systems,” Alan Baribeau, spokesman for the Naval Sea Systems Command, said in an interview with Warrior Maven. “Just as UUVs [unmanned underwater vehicles] will not be in the place of submarines, we do not envision USVs replace manned surface combatants. But they work in concert”

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