In modernizing the fleet for a potential conflict with China, the U.S. Navy is looking to accelerate the development and deployment of robotic ships.
- Unmanned ships and aircraft are the future, said Bryan Clark, senior fellow and director at the Hudson Institute, and the Navy is working on a more coherent strategy for near-term deployment.
- These types of vehicles allows for more fleet distribution, which confuses the adversary, and operations in highly contested areas, Clark said.
- They can also carry missiles or serve as decoys when paired with manned ships, he explained.
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