The US Navy is planning to spend billions of dollars developing new unmanned systems.

The Sea Hunter unmanned weaponry kicked off the US Navy effort to develop an unmanned fleet
The Sea Hunter unmanned weaponry kicked off the US Navy effort to develop an unmanned fleet

The Military.com website yesterday quoted Rear Admiral Robert Gaucher of the Pacific Fleet (US), saying that the US Navy will deploy unmanned weapons that can operate in the air, on sea seabed to the Pacific in combat exercise in 2021.

This will be the largest unmanned weapons combat exercise ever in the Pacific, to test the ability of the US Navy to coordinate unmanned technology in combat situations.

An unmanned surface vehicle with an "automatic pilot" follows a predetermined cruise during an Advanced Naval Technology Training at Camp Lejeune in July 2019
An unmanned surface vehicle with an “automatic pilot” follows a predetermined cruise during an Advanced Naval Technology Training at Camp Lejeune in July 2019

The US Navy is planning to spend billions of dollars developing new unmanned systems. On September 4, the US Navy awarded contracts worth nearly $42 million to six companies to develop plans to build large unmanned ships.

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