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Boxall’s plan to develop and unleash unmanned killer robot ships is an integral part of the Navy’s new tactics to counter Chinese maritime advancements and, to a more limited extent, those of Russia.
Though public details of what the Navy is calling “distributed maritime operations” are scant, it seems to stem from an idea that was developed inside the surface Navy, known as “distributed lethality.” The idea was to put the Navy’s surface combatants back on the offensive, spreading out to stretch Chinese intelligence and surveillance assets and leave openings for offensive strikes.
Additionally, the plan called for putting missiles on everything the Navy put to sea to force the Chinese to think about every single ship, not just combatants. The Navy further evolved this idea, and in 2017, the service’s top admiral began talking about relying on networks to broaden the reach of any group of ships.
Hmmm, not a bad idea, possible be able to rotate between loadouts for soft targets, like humans/other hostile life forms, something along the lines of fragmentation.
originally posted by: underwerks
What about having autonomous mini-subs that rise to the surface and launch explosive equipped guided drones?
How far are we from a time when the oceans are filled with A.I. controlled submersible drones that patrol the waters of a country?
If anyone needs any dystopian uses for technology, I come cheap. DARPA I’m looking at you.