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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Unmanned Surface vehicles

USVs will be equipped with:

  • Sensor-based situation awareness
  • Dynamic route planning
  • Harbor and sea navigation, docking, evasive maneuvers
  • Dynamic reconfiguration and management of systems & resource

Possible USV missions include:

  • Persistent Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (using radar, EO/IR, SIGINT, CBN)
  • Port & border security
  • Special Ops support
  • Autonomous search & rescue
  • Communications relay (space, air, surface, special operations support; underwater)
  • Maritime protection: anti-submarine, sea-skim missile, small boat Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
  • Track & trail
  • Ice patrol
  • Interdiction
  • Force Protection
  • Mine Detection and Neutralization
  • Search and Recovery
  • Forward Reconnaissance

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