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US Navy armed unmanned boats

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The US Navy will study the shock capabilities of unmanned boats. On the website of the Naval Institute of the US Navy appeared information that the division of Naval Sea Systems Command and the company Textron signed a contract to equip various types of weapons unmanned boats CUSV (Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle).


US Navy armed unmanned boats


CUSV is essentially a modular payload bay and a flexible open architecture. Thanks to the successful design, we can easily change the purpose of the boat, equipping it with new equipment
- said Wayne Prender, head of the unmanned systems for Textron.

Surface combat drones are already actively used in Israel and Singapore, in addition, many countries around the world are creating and testing unmanned boats with various types of weapons. The US Navy also purchases CUSV-type unmanned boats for its coastal zone ships, but it was originally planned to use them as a “passive platform for mine action”.

Now the military command fleet The United States has decided to change the purpose of unmanned boats and plans to test them with missile, small arms and artillery weapons. CUSV type boats can potentially be equipped with AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missiles, machine guns or high-speed small-caliber guns on a remotely controlled combat module, as well as a target designation system, reports "Warspot"
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  1. katalonec2014
    katalonec2014 10 January 2018 13: 38
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    They say it’s the war that pushes scientific progress forward, but as we can see, the pre-war period does not lag behind, military robotics is rapidly spreading around the planet.
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 11 January 2018 12: 54
      +1
      Quote: katalonec2014
      They say that war pushes scientific progress forward, but as we see, the pre-war period does not lag behind

      It seems like Israel was the first to put these on stream, there have been prototypes since the invention of radio control. And Israel cannot be called "resting in a peaceful, friendly environment"
  2. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 10 January 2018 13: 45
    +3
    We have several types. One of them:
    firms Elbit
    1. san4es
      san4es 10 January 2018 14: 09
      +4
      Quote: voyaka uh
      We have several types. One of them:
      firms Elbit

      ... KATANA yet hi
  3. polpot
    polpot 10 January 2018 13: 53
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    Remote-controlled boats are not a novelty since the beginning of the 1930s. The question is the need for such systems.
    1. dauria
      dauria 10 January 2018 14: 16
      +3
      [quote question about the need for such systems] [/ quote]

      The question is already different - "Why is a person needed on board an airplane, boat, submarine?" It turns out that not really needed. Opponents screaming that the connection is broken and the khan - so electronic brains already have sufficient autonomy and intelligence, and a fighter with a pilot, but without communication with the ground - is generally useless
      1. Mestny
        Mestny 10 January 2018 14: 55
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        Ask how many people are in the crew of a submarine with nuclear weapons on board. What are the principles of controlling such a ship. Communication problems.
        And try to imagine an unmanned option.
        1. dauria
          dauria 10 January 2018 18: 14
          +1
          And try to imagine an unmanned option


          Artificial brains are the business of the next decade. This is reality, and you cannot run away from it anywhere. Unfortunately, we can’t see the championship

          .
    2. san4es
      san4es 10 January 2018 14: 21
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      Quote: polpot
      Remote-controlled boats are not a novelty since the beginning of the 1930s. The question is the need for such systems.

      ... Then there were no such weapons / target designation / search systems
      Now the command of the US Navy decided to change the purpose of unmanned boats and plans to test them with missile, small arms and artillery weapons. CUSV type boats can potentially be equipped with AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missiles, machine guns or high-speed small-caliber guns on a remotely controlled combat module, as well as a target designation system
  4. zzdimk
    zzdimk 10 January 2018 13: 54
    +1
    And they, too, from the coast under control can be taken like ordinary unmanned aerial vehicles?
    1. Vard
      Vard 10 January 2018 16: 23
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      You can take control ... You can simply crush the connection with interference ... As for intelligence ... This is not in this century ..
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 10 January 2018 16: 33
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        Management via encrypted channels. Frequency is continuously changing
        according to the algorithm. Such electronic warfare costs 10 times more than a boat.
        AI is already there, and it is being used at all, for your information.
  5. san4es
    san4es 10 January 2018 14: 04
    +2
    CUSV is essentially a modular payload bay and flexible open architecture.

  6. Rusland
    Rusland 11 January 2018 16: 46
    +9
    A warship will ensure its safety, but for yachts of the alegarchs, that’s it.