Oceanic Vision With a Good Price
The goal of this program is for a future in which manned warships and robot vessels complement each other on diverse missions. Robot ship is very cost effective. It costs $15,000 to $20,000 per day to operate. That compared to the $700,000 a day it takes to operate a guided missile destroyer. Clearly, the US Navy could deploy many robot ships at a fraction of the cost of existing anti-submarine warfare ships.