Drones at Sea
|Source: Office of Naval Research - The Sea Hunter|
The Drone Sea Hunter Ship
The US Navy's Office of Naval Research is developing a huge drone ship. It's called the Sea Hunter. The prototype ship is undergoing sea trials. It's a fully autonomous behemoth built to roam and surveil the 7 seas.
No Humans Onboard
The 140 ton drone ship has been built for the US Navy to autonomously track enemy submarines. It also is being used to detect mines in the open ocean. It can operate with no human intervention for up to 90 days. Following more successful sea trials, it will be fully operational.