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AUVSI 2019: Unmanned technology driving naval change

30th April 2019 - 17:35 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Chicago


With the US Navy (USN) looking to spend up to $1 billion in the procurement and utilisation of unmanned maritime systems in the coming years, the service is eyeing a distributed lethality concept as a way to counter rising challenges to its decades-long dominance of the high seas.

The fielding of larger unmanned systems – both surface and subsurface – will serve as a way to bolster naval capabilities as countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, increase fleet numbers to a degree that quantitative advantages previously held by the USN are diminished.

Speaking to delegates at AUVSI’s Xponential in Chicago,

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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