U.S. Navy Shows Off Unmanned Autonomous ‘Swarm Boats’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGsdaqpq-5w The U.S. Office of Naval Research took to the lower Chesapeake Bay recently to show off their new autonomous unmanned swarming boats. The unmanned boats, mainly of rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) and other small boats, use a network of software, radar and other sensors to get a collectively "swarm" and perform patrol … [Read more...]

WATCH: U.S. Navy’s New Laser Weapon in Action – Photos and Video

The U.S. Navy has achieved a historic milestone with a cutting-edge new laser weapon system that can destroy targets for less than $1 per shot. The Navy made the announcement Tuesday that for the first time ever the new laser weapon system, known as LaWS, was successfully deployed and operated aboard a Navy ship in in the Arabian Gulf. The weapon, which uses a form of … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Testing Unmanned Autonomous ‘Swarm’ Boats

The U.S. Navy is testing a new type of artificial intelligence technology which allows for self-guided, unmanned boats to autonomously protect navy ships and also launch "swarm" attacks on hostile vessels without putting sailors in harms way. The technology, developed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), uses sensors and software to control virtually any type of small … [Read more...]