Accession Number : AD1023641

Title :   Defense Science Board Task Force Report on Next-Generation Unmanned Undersea Systems

Descriptive Note : Technical Report


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Report Date : 01 Oct 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This report offers important recommendations on how the Department can maintain and exploit its undersea advantage beyond the next decade and into the future. This study proposes near- and mid-term unmanned undersea system concepts that have the potential to create important new capabilities to extend the U.S. undersea advantage by confronting potential adversaries with significant challenges. New areas of investment that are recommended include the adoption of commercial technologies, the development of new concepts of operations (CONOPS), and the acceptance of greater risk with larger numbers of low-cost assets. As the report explains, in the undersea domain, quantity has a quality all its own. Furthermore, this report recommends approaches that could facilitate rapid experimentation, operational demonstration of capabilities, and deployment of initial capabilities that show promise.

Descriptors :   unmanned underwater vehicles , naval operations , undersea warfare , rapid deployment , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , acquisition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE