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#1 bfng3569

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 1258 PM

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“The Sea Hunter program is leading the world in unmanned, fully autonomous naval ship design and production,” Gerry Fasano, Leidos Defense Group President, said in the press release. “The recent long-range mission is the first of its kind and demonstrates to the U.S. Navy that autonomy technology is ready to move from the developmental and experimental stages to advanced mission testing.”

The MDUSV did have a manned escort throughout the voyages. Personnel did board Sea Hunter at times to check the ship’s electronics and propulsion system, but Leidos did not say whether or not any repairs were necessary during any of the transits.

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#2 Corinthian

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 2015 PM

Wait till the Chinese steal the data and field their own version ahead of the USN.


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 0602 AM

Wait till the Chinese steal the data and field their own version ahead of the USN.

 

Wouldn't take much more data stealing since they already have dancing unmanned boats.


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 0604 AM

Ill wait till they can do that with supercarriers before im overly concerned. :)


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 0612 AM

Ill wait till they can do that with supercarriers before im overly concerned. :)

 

And fly like this one ;)

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 1955 PM

Until it meets a guy with a row boat, a hammer and bad intentions.


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#7 RETAC21

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 1406 PM

Until it meets a guy with a row boat, a hammer and bad intentions.

 

Or a really big shark


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 0323 AM

 

Ill wait till they can do that with supercarriers before im overly concerned. :)

 

And fly like this one ;)

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Just one ATC strike and they would be SOL. :)

 

It does raise the interesting question of the hackers of tomorrow taking control of chunks of an enemy fleet, and turning them on their former masters. Kind of like a Spartican revolt but for robots. In which case the more robots you have, the more disadvantaged you are.


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#9 MiloMorai

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 1807 PM

 

Ill wait till they can do that with supercarriers before im overly concerned. :)

 

And fly like this one ;)

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Would be interesting for a pilot who failed to catch a cable on landing with that giant air gobbling fan.


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#10 Ken Estes

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 1734 PM

Well, it may prove a revolutionary restoration of ASW as a potent deterrent to SSN and SSBN ops at little cost and attrition, almost returning us to 1944 status.


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#11 Chris Werb

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 1908 PM

If these boats are unmanned, what is stopping anyone boarding them and claiming salvage rights under the international law of the sea, or whatever?


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 0311 AM

Good point, but one presumes an array of self-defense weapons and sensors in any version that would be fielded and operational. Right now, these are proof of concept [or portion of concept] craft.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 1128 AM

I suppose like everything else dealing with new tech there will have be adjustments made to long standing laws and customs.  Of course that will lag way behind the new tech, and there may even be a nice little boom in the marine salvage business. 


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 1542 PM

You will note that those laws have seldom changed, probably not at all in the last century+


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 1639 PM

You will note that those laws have seldom changed, probably not at all in the last century+

Yeah, but I suppose if enough sea drones get salvaged there will be a set of rules for autonomous unmanned vessels or something.  I expect that before that happens countries will start fitting them with anti handling measures of varying leathality.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 1938 PM

It seems minimally scuttling chargers would be effective, along with a high cruise speed.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 2017 PM

It is my understanding from several minutes reading Wikipedia that the vessel must be in peril for salvage to apply. A crewed ship a drift without crew would likely be in peril. A drone under its own or remote control would probably not be.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 2116 PM

It is my understanding from several minutes reading Wikipedia that the vessel must be in peril for salvage to apply. A crewed ship a drift without crew would likely be in peril. A drone under its own or remote control would probably not be.

 

In which case all the "salvors" have to do is tow a line in front of the ship to foul the prop(s), then claim the vessel is in peril :)


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 2144 PM

At which point they're pirates.
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Posted 02 March 2019 - 0712 AM

If it can be proven that they were the source of the entanglement.
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