DARPA launches 'Sea Trains' program, eyeing easier movement of medium USVs

By Justin Katz  
January 7, 2020 at 2:20 PM
The Pentagon's advanced research arm recently announced a new three-year program focused on improving medium unmanned surface vessels' ability to move in formation through rough waters. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Monday published a broad agency announcement for a "Sea Trains" program, which seeks ways to "overcome the range limitations inherent for [MUSVs] by exploiting wave-making resistance reductions," according to the document. In a summary explaining the program's impetus, DARPA references the Navy and Marine Corps' push into...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.