DARPA Project may Boost NAVY ROVs a Decade, but Optionally Manned or Unmanned?

C4ISRnet.com quoted Leahy: “What we’re able to do is link to that group [developing USVs for the Navy], get information about what missions they are trying to accomplish, the sizing and other constraints, feed that into NOMARS project so that we can take the same class of ship – looking at the same ideas in terms of a hull form – and when we are successful we can dump that right into their tranche and pull that forward a decade from where it might have been on a traditional path.”

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