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Concept of Operations for the Tactical use of Autonomous Unmanned Surface Systems

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[Technical Report, Research Paper]

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Gravely Naval Research Group, U.S. Naval War College

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This paper will describe the proposed tactical employment of autonomous unmanned surface vessels within the US Navys surface fleet. I will evaluate several existing technologies currently being developed by private and DOD programs in order to analyze the feasibility of its tactical use within set parameters established within a developed concept of operations scenario. The objective of this research is to maximize the combat readiness of surface forces by applying autonomous and unmanned surface technology for near-term tactical use in naval operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]