US NAVY ‘s New Robot ship objectives and Benefits| deployed to track enemy submarines
Till now US navy chasing the diesel-electrical enemy submarines and trying to keep track of them with expensive nuclear powered-Submarines.But now this all the objectives can be done at lesser cost.
The DARPA or Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a Robot boat known as SEA HUNTER for U.S. Navy that will deployed in the large stretched ocean to track enemy submarines.This all can be done at the cost lesser than spent on expensive nuclear powered Submarines.
DARPA ‘s NEW Robot Boat Objectives
The Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous trail Unmanned vessel (ACTUV) (a prototype of U.S. Navy Robot ship) is developing an unmanned vessel optimized to robustly track quiet diesel electric Submarines.The program has three main objectives
- TO generate a vessel design that exceeds state-of-art platform performance to provide propulsive over-match against diesel electric submarines at a fraction of their size and cost.
- Advance unmanned maritime system autonomy to enable independently deploying system capable of missions spanning thousands of kilometres of range and months of endurance under a sparse remote supervisory control model.This includes autonomous compliance with maritime laws and conventions for safe navigation,autonomous system management for operational reliability,and autonomous interactions with an intelligent adversary.
- Demonstrate the capability of the ACTUV system to use its unique characteristic to emply non-conventional sensor technologies that achieve robust continuous track of the quietest submarines targets over their entire operating envelope.
While the ACTUV program is focused on demonstrating the ASW tracking capability in this configuration,the aore platform and autonomy technologies are broadly extendible to underpin a wide range of missions and configurations for future unmanned naval vessels.