Distributed Awareness: Portable Unmanned Maritime Systems
Monday, May 04, 2015: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
There is a drive in the military to do “more for less”. Advanced technologies have allowed expanded capabilities to be packaged into smaller and smaller platforms. Portable unmanned maritime systems are in their infancy, but the demand for what they offer is exploding. Unlike their airborne brethren, small maritime surface vessels have an excellent persistence profile. Similar to what PC’s are to Mainframes and cell phones are to land lines, distributed small unmanned maritime systems can be a powerful and cost effective force multiplier in today’s world.