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"The Unmanned Surface Vessel (MDUSV) Sea Hunter" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse06 Feb 2019 4:15 p.m. PST

"On its website, Leidos, a FORTUNEŽ 500 science and technology leader, announced that the Office of Naval Research (ONR)'s Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vessel (MDUSV), Sea Hunter, became the first ship to successfully autonomously navigate from San Diego to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and back without a single crew member onboard, except very short duration boardings by personnel from an escort vessel to check electrical and propulsion systems…."


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 9:50 p.m. PST

Hmmm, no crew.

A pirate crew's "wet dream" both literally and figuratively.

Should make those boarding actions a lot less costly.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 6:45 a.m. PST

Unless the ship has auto sentry guns!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse07 Feb 2019 12:21 p.m. PST



Lion in the Stars07 Feb 2019 12:52 p.m. PST

Translation: Ships at sea still need maintenance, at least once a week.

Until you figure out self-repairing systems, ships are going to need to be manned for missions longer than 1 week.

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