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US Navy received unmanned "Sea Hunter"

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The US Defense Department's Advanced Defense Projects Agency (DARPA) successfully completed the trimaran ACTUV trials and transferred it to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for further testing.


ACTUV (Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel) is a surface autonomous drone with high autonomy (may be in patrol mode for several months).

US Navy received unmanned "Sea Hunter"


The trimaran successfully passed all the tests and confirmed the declared characteristics. Now the sea robot is to undergo a series of tests of the Office of Naval Research, after which he will be able to begin combat duty. At the same time, the DARPA indicates that the device will be able to start full-scale work already this year.

ACTUV robots will patrol in conjunction with anti-submarine aircraft P-8 Poseidon, drones MQ-4C Triton and special sonar buoys. Sea Hunter is equipped with the latest sensors, radars and sonars that allow you to detect and classify underwater and surface objects in advance. Theoretically, the duration of one trip to the sea can be three months, after which the robot will require refueling and basic maintenance.

The main objective of the ACTUV program is to create an effective means of detecting diesel-electric submarines in coastal waters. The length of the Sea hunter is 40 m, the total displacement is 145 t, of which 40 t is fuel. On running trials, the robot accelerated to 27 nodes (50 km / h), while its speed will be affected by many factors (fuel balance, wind direction and speed, wave height, etc.). Developers claim that ACTUV will be able to withstand the seventh level of sea excitement "Warspot"

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  1. Magic archer
    Magic archer 1 February 2018 12: 22
    +8
    Hey, hackers! You can steal it)))? But seriously, it’s a very interesting development. Such a boat can chase a submarine for a long time, it’s not a human factor, it doesn’t know fatigue. But let's say what to do during a breakdown?
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 1 February 2018 12: 27
      +3
      Quote: Magic Archer
      what to do during a breakdown?

      The same as with other ships and vessels - to repair. Drop a team of repairmen on it or tow it to the port.
    2. pjastolov
      pjastolov 1 February 2018 12: 34
      +4
      Quote: Magic Archer
      But let's say what to do during a breakdown?

      to the lace and to the dock laughing
    3. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 1 February 2018 12: 54
      +9
      But seriously, this is a very interesting development.
      I agree, but as the history of the confrontations testifies, there is always a left-hand bolt for every tricky nut. Will go further than experimental development - we will see. No need to jerk off statements and experimental toys - you need to follow your concepts and not rush to the sides without good reason. There are three questions on the drone: 1) where, with a weight of 150 tons and 40 tons of fuel, is the place for armament, 2) How can a highly autonomous drone protect groups from approaching it, for example, “pirates” on a boat in the coastal zone, for which it is intended to operate , 3) How are its channels of information exchange protected from interference, etc. The most interesting in this device are the algorithms that ensure its wide network-centricity - that’s when I get them I would applaud our intelligence standing
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 1 February 2018 13: 20
        +4
        "As a highly autonomous drone to protect groups from approaching it,
        for example, "pirates" on a boat in the coastal zone "////

        Well, the video cameras will install on it. And there is a radar.
        Notices suspicious - will call for reinforcements.
        A military plane will arrive, it will understand.
        1. igorka357
          igorka357 2 February 2018 06: 46
          0
          Well, there are very big difficulties .. as he determines, let's say not a big high-speed boat, with a couple of hidden RPGs, but no way .. which means it will not let you know, and another question .. for which there is a birdhouse with windows for the drone ..)))! But I don’t argue, the movement in this direction is good, and the Americans are ahead of the rest in terms of power supply devices ... you can’t do it!
      2. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 1 February 2018 13: 21
        +4
        Quote: KVU-NSVD
        1) where, with a weight of 150 tons and 40 tons of fuel, a place for armaments, 2) How to protect groups, for example, "pirates" on a boat in the coastal zone, for which it is intended to operate, as a highly autonomous drone, 3) How are protected its channels of information exchange from interference, etc.

        The fact that he was called "Sea Hunter" does not imply the destruction of discovered targets.
        His task is to find and report. Perhaps there will be an option for classifying goals.
        He will find pirates on the way and report, but if he cannot get away from them, he will be a drone, there will be no casualties, and other ships or planes will avenge him.
        And I do not think that the connected channel is at open frequencies and without encryption, now in my opinion this is not a problem.
        An interesting device, of course, you can envy.
        1. igorka357
          igorka357 2 February 2018 06: 48
          +2
          This is true, the name "Naval Gunner" would have come up more quickly, discovered, transmitted the coordinates, and escorted ... until those who must destroy the submarines arrive!
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 1 February 2018 12: 25
    +4
    To melt this vessel so that the appetite of the merikatos does not develop ... laughing
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 2 February 2018 06: 48
      0
      Well, drown, what's the problem? It's like amers say "that would bring down the Russian SU-57" .... laughing
  3. Proton
    Proton 1 February 2018 12: 27
    +3
    He will sail away when the thread ... himself laughing like drones in the Donbass
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 1 February 2018 12: 40
      +4
      Quote: Proton
      He will sail away when the thread ... himself
      Me just right for fishing! drinks
      1. grandson of Perun
        grandson of Perun 1 February 2018 12: 49
        +7
        Outskirts need to throw off coordinates - as much as 40 tons of fuel unattended repeat
        1. Korax71
          Korax71 1 February 2018 13: 54
          0
          She doesn’t give you peace. You probably don’t go to sleep either without a mention of her.
          1. grandson of Perun
            grandson of Perun 1 February 2018 14: 55
            0
            The bad of you is a telepathist and analyst, however lol
            In your opinion, it is better to cry "only in Russia everything is bad", "polymers are gone," "the Yankees of marine robots are riveting, and we ..."?
            1. igorka357
              igorka357 2 February 2018 06: 43
              0
              To be honest, in the USSR at the meetings of senior officials, they just said that .. then a couple of times around the neck and on the road .. "catch up and overtake", doesn’t it seem that great and powerful he became just that! Now, of course, now is the time not that, but it’s not worth turning a blind eye to promising projects and developments of our “potential” enemy! And just as a drone is a helicopter in Russia, so we yell "damn yes we are cool", but like in America it’s "they all have bullshit", well so ... they with their bullshit bend the floor of the world, and it doesn’t matter by military means or economic!
              1. grandson of Perun
                grandson of Perun 2 February 2018 10: 49
                0
                If you parse the vinaigrette of your phrases into ingredients, then:
                1. The Soviet Union has achieved great success thanks to well-functioning social elevators. Lifts and in science, and in management, and in sports, and in everything else. When people were valued for their personal qualities, and not for what kind of "elite" family he was from.
                2. Promising developments and development of discord. Not all of them are initially viable. Yankees can spend money on any development - they rob the whole world and they have money for it. And we should be smarter and leaner.
                3. Do not get hung up on yourself - it is fraught with the fact that a person ceases to hear the interlocutor, but begins to rush from one extreme to another. So close to fanaticism. Need negative feedback. Irony and doubt will help.
  4. _Jack_
    _Jack_ 1 February 2018 12: 46
    +2
    class, a fantastic future is on the verge, soon all wars will be waged by robots
  5. grandson of Perun
    grandson of Perun 1 February 2018 12: 47
    0
    It is necessary to test whether the artificial intelligence of the boat can evade the fuel or the horned "echo of war" wink
    1. dauria
      dauria 1 February 2018 13: 02
      +2
      It is necessary to test whether artificial intelligence ...


      How do troughs with "human" intelligence manage to stick into each other or at the pier? wassat This one will not even breathe or watch vodka on watch.
      1. grandson of Perun
        grandson of Perun 1 February 2018 15: 06
        0
        The human eye will see and recognize the mine at the heading, and whether it can be a non-drinking, constantly awake artificial intelligence - that is the question ...
        Surely this intellect has other vulnerabilities.
        And if Russian hackers like this toy, the Yankees will look for their robots in Somalia with broken numbers ...
        1. dauria
          dauria 1 February 2018 15: 33
          +2
          if Russian hackers like this toy


          Let them try to disconnect my samovar on the Internet.
          The human eye will see and recognize the mine on the course,

          Computers on the characteristics of gait are able to calculate a person in a crowd at the station. There is no question of faces. Even in your mouse there is a video camera that removes the mat and understands where you moved this mouse. So the machine “sees” (and extracts fragments from the frame) a long time ago faster and better than a person. (However, locusts too laughing - therefore, it was the locust neuron that was hardware implemented)

          Actually, it’s interesting ... People think computers are more stupid than themselves, but they go to Google to find “artificial intelligence” more often than to colleagues at work wassat
          1. KaPToC
            KaPToC 1 February 2018 23: 18
            0
            Quote: dauria
            People consider computers are more stupid than themselves, and for a clue they go into Google - to "artificial intelligence"

            Google is just a search engine, and the Internet is just a repository of information, for all its dimensions, the Internet does not think or analyze and only follows human-made algorithms. All modern UAVs are not robots, they are remotely controlled machines that are not capable of making decisions outside the inherent algorithm.
            1. igorka357
              igorka357 2 February 2018 06: 56
              0
              It’s also true, but ... the explorer is supposed to be purely military development! And you are right, and your promise is that there is no artificial intelligence yet, but the algorithms are not remotely controlled, they are stored in the computer’s BP of the device, they do not need to be controlled, at least least promising developments, of which this is!
          2. igorka357
            igorka357 2 February 2018 06: 53
            0
            A true thought, but a little incorrectly expressed about the "mouse", and that comrade simply does not understand what it is about!
          3. grandson of Perun
            grandson of Perun 2 February 2018 10: 25
            0
            Quote: dauria
            Computers on the characteristics of gait are able to calculate a person in a crowd at the station. There is no question of faces.

            Praise progress, but don't these algorithms have vulnerabilities?
        2. igorka357
          igorka357 2 February 2018 06: 52
          0
          What a mine, this is a "submarine catcher" ... where there will be mines, he has nothing to do! Well, of course .. Russian ubiquitous hackers, our electronic warfare, our everything ... well, do not tell the foolish people!
          1. grandson of Perun
            grandson of Perun 2 February 2018 10: 30
            0
            By the way, even computer algorithms are no longer so straightforward and are able to recognize irony wink
            Mention of "Russian hackers" speaks clearly about this hi
            By the way, emoticons were also for those who are accustomed to offscreen laughter and "humor" level grimacing comedy club repeat
    2. igorka357
      igorka357 2 February 2018 06: 50
      0
      There are no marshes in the ocean, and the "echo of war" has practically disappeared ... and for a very long time! No need to make a fool of yourself!
  6. Ivan Susanin_2
    Ivan Susanin_2 1 February 2018 12: 59
    0
    And what remains to be done. After the departure of our Su 24 Donald Cook, his crew department deck and received psychological trauma. After such warriors all hope for unmanned ships. There will at least not be anyone.
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 2 February 2018 06: 57
      0
      Lord, I beg ... remove this clown recourse !
  7. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 1 February 2018 13: 03
    +2
    Russian electronic warfare to "help" him ...
    1. Korax71
      Korax71 1 February 2018 13: 57
      +3
      Already discussed this nonsense. Without special codes and keys, your reb to him like an elephant is rubin. This is not a quad express quadcopter ordered.
      1. Alex-a832
        Alex-a832 1 February 2018 16: 15
        +1
        Has artificial intelligence really worked and this vessel will float in a completely autonomous mode and make a decision according to its own understanding ??? Or do you still receive commands from outside via the info channel? If the first option - then electronic warfare to him can and side. And if the second one - then this miracle of technology can be temporarily blind-dumb-deaf and done with it whatever you want. Nakoy us interception of his control?
        1. Korax71
          Korax71 1 February 2018 21: 12
          +2
          Yes ???? and how do you imagine this? You can immediately drown out the radar, thermal imager, optical complex, hook and a number of other systems. Drive the whole fleet for this ???? and even if you can even drown something , then most likely the autopilot system will be used to return to the base, as in their drones. And this is inertial with correction by signal. You slightly overestimate the capabilities of the reb and make it a wunderwaf.
        2. igorka357
          igorka357 2 February 2018 07: 00
          +1
          He will walk, and carry out ... only not according to his own understanding, but according to the laid down action algorithm! Damn the car for warming up, and then she does everything herself, I don’t control her remotely ..
  8. san4es
    san4es 1 February 2018 14: 14
    +1
    US Navy received unmanned "Sea Hunter"

    The ship was built by Vigor Industrial. The launch and the baptism ceremony took place on April 07, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, on the Willamette River. The construction cost amounted to $ 20 million, and the Pentagon allocated $ 120 million for the development program.

    ... The principle of action (in theory)
  9. Grigory_45
    Grigory_45 1 February 2018 19: 35
    +2
    A vessel of 145 tons in the ocean will not sink in bad weather? even though the trimaran ...
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 2 February 2018 07: 02
      0
      Yachts in the ocean are much smaller and go, and they get into storms ... yes, damn it, they go on boats around the globe .. you can ask Gvozdev!
  10. Whisper
    Whisper 2 February 2018 20: 08
    0
    Eyeliner is skirted from an empty can if something does not happen. Shmallnet and business. But these banks will not go out alone. Near it will definitely be something more serious. This thing to increase the area of ​​combing.