Yup.. DARPA is pursuing the idea of developing unmanned frigates for use in ASW. I understand DARPA has "Top Men" working on things, but I think perhaps they might want to take a few days off. Have some drinks. Lay on the beach. Get away from it all.
The vessels, dubbed Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessels
or ACTUVs, are designed to be unmanned, with only intermittent
communication from operators on shore or on a ship, and to require no
maintenance for months. They will also obey navigational rules and be
able to avoid collisions at sea.
Uh huh………. Seems SkyNet may have a cousin named SeaNet. Sigh…..
Originally noted at TheSubReport
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