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US Navy ordered the development of a medium-class unmanned vehicle (MUSV)

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US Navy ordered the development of a medium-class unmanned vehicle (MUSV)

The U.S. Navy intends to soon be armed with a promising medium surface robotic ship (MUSV, Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel). According to "NPlus1" with reference to Breaking Defense, the Navy signed a contract for the development of a prototype of a robot ship with the American company L3 Technologies.


It is reported that the military plans to allocate 34,9 million dollars for this development. If the prototype of the robot ship satisfies the requirements of the US Navy, the military will order the production of eight more MUSV.

As previously reported, the US Navy on October 17, 2018 posted on the US government procurement website a new program called the “Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle” - “Medium Unmanned Surface Ship”. As part of this application, requirements for a future crewless boat were placed. You can read more about this in the material "VO": Project Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle. US Navy wants a new crewless boat

According to the contract concluded by the Navy with L3 Technologies, it is allowed to create a ship with a length of 14 to 58 meters (according to the requirements of the US Navy). The displacement of the apparatus should be about 500 short tons (about 454 metric tons). The main equipment for MUSV should be intelligence systems and electronic warfare equipment. At the moment, other development details are not provided, however, it can be assumed that the development itself will not go beyond the previously voiced requirements of the Navy.

In total, the US Navy intends to take fleet at least 40 crewless MUSV ships.
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  1. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 14 July 2020 16: 17 New
    -4
    In the news about an Israeli unmanned boat, he wrote:
    An unmanned corvette is not enough for relaying to an unmanned boat that relays a signal to a UAV

    This “corvette” is planned :)
    1. Vladimir16
      Vladimir16 14 July 2020 17: 26 New
      -2
      All for a distance!

      Everywhere drones.

      Artificial intelligence rules!


      Why then people? request

      So they had a pandemic. Trained to live remotely.
      You look there and people will become superfluous for the Kodla of English-speaking pederasts-senility.

      In general, the enemy does not sleep.
  2. Torak
    Torak 14 July 2020 16: 22 New
    +1
    I think this is already too much. Intercepting the control of a robotic ship will become a tasty hobby not only of EW units. And this, for a moment, is not a penny drone.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 14 July 2020 16: 25 New
      -1
      Taking control is technically not possible. More precisely, it is possible only if the developers pass all the management documentation, but this is a reconnaissance task.
      EW, in principle, is not involved in the interception of control. Modern drones from electronic suppression are more than fully protected.
      1. Torak
        Torak 14 July 2020 16: 27 New
        -2
        Oh well. It was necessary to tell this to the Americans when their drone landed in Crimea.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 14 July 2020 16: 30 New
          -2
          During this year, 6 US aircraft crashed, also tried to "fleet"? There is not a single fact of a military pilot taking control, all UAV losses are associated with operator errors, technical malfunctions, and air defense operations.
          1. Torak
            Torak 14 July 2020 16: 31 New
            -1
            Significantly silent .... and then we go for a walk ....
            1. Vladimir16
              Vladimir16 14 July 2020 17: 29 New
              +3
              Quote: Grazdanin
              Modern drones from electronic suppression are more than fully protected.

              What is it like? Other physical laws?
              Or are there no electronics in them? Made from pure granite and marble? wassat
          2. KCA
            KCA 14 July 2020 17: 12 New
            0
            The mistake of the operator or those of a malfunction of a middle-class unmanned ship packed with reconnaissance equipment in the middle of a detour - to the start! Attention! march! The rat race began, purely by chance, China was the first to manage ...
            1. Grazdanin
              Grazdanin 14 July 2020 17: 13 New
              -2
              100-200 grams of TNT solve all possible problems.
              1. KCA
                KCA 14 July 2020 17: 17 New
                0
                It will not be enough, it is only for the control unit, but it is interesting, I think, on such a ship there will be everything, down to a piece of skin
            2. Cyril G ...
              Cyril G ... 14 July 2020 19: 55 New
              0
              There are enough problems with the crews


              By the way, this fuss with unmanned surface ships is evidence, in my opinion, of problems with the personnel of the fleet, except for obvious goodies.
              1. Grazdanin
                Grazdanin 14 July 2020 20: 12 New
                -2
                This factor is also there. 40 ships under this program are planned. 60 days of autonomy at least. What team is needed for so many ships? If Man 10 per ship, at least 400. In unmanned execution, 3 shifts of 20 people are constantly in the control center, people 20-40 extra. those staff. A total of 100 with a margin, while they are on shore, working in normal mode, without additional payments and danger.
                1. Cyril G ...
                  Cyril G ... 14 July 2020 20: 57 New
                  0
                  https://vz.ru/world/2020/7/14/1049787.html
                  On the subject under discussion.
                  1. Grazdanin
                    Grazdanin 14 July 2020 21: 31 New
                    0
                    There is such a concept as the mistake of the Texas shooter when facts are ignored, only the necessary facts are taken. You also need to understand the psychology of Americans.
                    What we see from the article, mostly ships are being repaired, warships are surviving when performing combat missions. This means the crew is fighting for the survivability of the ship.
                    When the ship is under repair it does not perform combat missions, respectively, the main task is to save people, saving the ship is secondary.
                    In the US, no one will risk his life for the sake of the glands, only for the sake of people.
                    The crew was the same on this UDC and did not think to fight the fire until it brought all the people out of the ship, if it immediately began to extinguish, then there would be less consequences, but people could die. And so the piece of iron burned out, people are intact. With Kuznetsov, on the contrary, people died, the piece of iron is more or less intact. That’s the difference. There would be a fire at this UDC on duty, the ship was saved, because people would have been saved.
                    The article clearly wants to tailor the facts to the conclusion. Yes, there aren’t enough people, but where are they? Are ships on repair burning? Well, let it be that the main thing that people do not suffer is to build new ones. Increased collision statistics? And how many ships were there before in the world and how many collisions, where are the statistics? Decreased defense? Maybe 0,1%.
                    1. Cyril G ...
                      Cyril G ... 15 July 2020 09: 22 New
                      0
                      Quote: Grazdanin
                      The crew was the same on this UDC and did not think to fight the fire until it brought all the people out of the ship, if it immediately began to extinguish, then there would be less consequences, but people could die.


                      Escaping is of course easier !!! This, incidentally, is a violation of their own job descriptions for organizing and fighting for the survivability of NK. So you are not right about 80-85 percent, and put Texan syndrome on your arguments about the surge in accidents and collisions, and more ....
                      Arriving firefighters also can’t adequately fight because they don’t know the ship. The main role here should always be played by the crew. And in case of fire, the crew is not taken off the board, but are organized according to the group’s emergency schedule and forward.
                      1. Grazdanin
                        Grazdanin 15 July 2020 09: 32 New
                        0
                        Save people, not run away. Not a violation, is the combat mission being carried out? Not. Why risk your life? This is a fundamental difference between Russia and the United States. Things are more important with us, people are more important there.
                      2. Cyril G ...
                        Cyril G ... 15 July 2020 09: 45 New
                        0
                        Quote: Grazdanin
                        people are more important there.


                        No need to talk nonsense.

                        Quote: Grazdanin
                        Not. Why risk your life?


                        Why then are there fire brigades in the USA? Well, how do they risk Life !!!!
                        Again. The ship was not delivered to the factory. There was a crew on it. Organization of the struggle for survivability in the parking lot entirely on the carriage, and so imagine. Firefighters HELP ONLY.
                        Just earlier, the level of fire training was many times higher. There it WAS very serious. Passed real training. with real quenching in the environment of TCB. I will repeat the highest level - WAS.
                      3. Grazdanin
                        Grazdanin 15 July 2020 09: 52 New
                        0
                        How many people died in a fire at the UDC? How many on Kuznetsovo? You judge them according to the charters that we were taught, they have different ones.
                      4. Cyril G ...
                        Cyril G ... 15 July 2020 09: 54 New
                        0
                        So we can then find out how many died. And on the organization of their BZ, I read the materials about 20 years ago - was impressed. If we had cooked like this without profanity ..............
          3. sivuch
            sivuch 16 July 2020 08: 24 New
            0
            I still don’t understand how the struggle for survivability will be carried out on a deserted ship.
    2. KCA
      KCA 14 July 2020 20: 04 New
      +1
      The RQ-170 itself sat in Iran, but there was its return point, right? Or did the operator pass the most secret drone, or did a malfunction directly over Iranian territory happen? RQ like from a factory, the fly didn’t sit, not a single damage, sat like a Buran in a vending machine
  • Boris ⁣ Shaver
    Boris ⁣ Shaver 15 July 2020 01: 16 New
    +1
    Quote: Grazdanin
    Modern drones from electronic suppression are more than fully protected

    Bold statement - good reason, please.
    Suppression is not necessarily a takeover.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 15 July 2020 08: 51 New
      0
      The main component of electronic warfare is electronic protection, as it is provided you can find materials on the Internet. I’m not at all interested in explaining the principles under each news to everyone.
      1. Boris ⁣ Shaver
        Boris ⁣ Shaver 15 July 2020 11: 39 New
        0
        Quote: Grazdanin
        I’m not at all interested in explaining the principles under each news to everyone.

        Moreover, you, you see, yourself do not know.
  • Avior
    Avior 14 July 2020 16: 41 New
    -2
    But aren't these ships for them PLO?
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 14 July 2020 16: 43 New
      -3
      The main equipment for MUSV should be intelligence systems

      Most likely to detect submarines.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 14 July 2020 16: 55 New
      +1
      For PLO, of course. They will patrol the chain, looking for sonars of the submarine and passing the info to Poseidons.
  • Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 14 July 2020 17: 33 New
    -2
    I will not be surprised at the appearance of UDC with a load of unmanned ships and aircraft. It is not difficult to organize a control point for these devices on it.
  • zwlad
    zwlad 14 July 2020 22: 28 New
    0
    Is 500 tons really an average ship?
  • K298rtm
    K298rtm 14 July 2020 22: 48 New
    -1
    So the answer came to the "Poseidons" with "zircons".
    1. Displacement increases - you can place anti-submarine weapons.
    2. In the case of the use of "Poseidons" in peacetime, their destruction is possible, since they are outside the law (not covered by the agreement, no flag, etc.).
    3. Managing such ships continuously is not necessary at all - he can act independently according to a given program, periodically getting in touch.
    4. What is our "answer to Chamberlain"? As one of the options - use the "Poseidon" in the version of the simulator pl.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 15 July 2020 00: 19 New
      0
      New technologies provide new opportunities. Sea and air drones are not just the future, they are reality.
  • Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 15 July 2020 12: 05 New
    0
    Brander In the hold of gunpowder to the eyeballs and send into the thick of the enemy armada and all ...
    In short - the American, surface response to our underwater "Poseidon" ...