Sea Hunter Is An Autonomous Submarine Hunting Warship

Sea Hunter is an unmanned warship that can cross the open seas and hunt submarines autonomously. The warship can function on the open sea without needing a human crew for 2 to 3 months. It uses an array of sensors and cameras in addition to SONAR. It uses the technology to detect stealthy submarines and then guides warships or aircrafts to their location.

(Source: Fortune)

With a top speed of 31 MPH, the ship was not designed to carry any weapons and it is much cheaper to operate. It only costs one-tenth of what a similar conventional submarine hunter. It cost $20 million to build the ship and DARPA has handed over the prototype to the US Navy after 2 years of testing.

You can watch the Sea Hunter in the video below:

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