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Undersea Drones are Taking Navy Submarines to the Next Level


Here's What You Need to Remember: From a tactical circumstance, given that attack submarines and nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines are likely to conduct large amounts of clandestine patrols, it seems as though an ability to avoid having to surface would bring an extraordinary operational advantage. Could newer kinds of AI-enabled undersea drone data processing and analysis introduce new breakthrough possibilities when it comes to solving the longstanding challenge of achieving high-speed, real-time connectivity? Submarine commanders and weapons developers explain that UUV undersea functionality is dependent upon limited battery power and would therefore be further enabled by an ability to "process the data at the source of the sensor" to distinguish and transmit only the most critical information needed by human decision-makers. "That's the concept, how do you get all of that information back to a human to analyze. Maybe you don't want to do that? Maybe you want to allow the UUV to do some initial analysis and make some modifications to its behavior autonomously?"

Deep sea robots will let us find millions of shipwrecks, says man who discovered Titanic

The Guardian

He is the celebrated deep-sea explorer who discovered the Titanic, as well as the German battleship Bismarck and other historic sunken vessels around the world. Now Dr Robert Ballard is pioneering cutting-edge technology – autonomous underwater vehicles that will "revolutionise" the search for more than three million shipwrecks that lie scattered across ocean floors, according to a Unesco estimate. Many will offer new insights into life on board at the time of sinking, hundreds or even thousands of years ago. "We're going to be finding them like crazy," Ballard told the Observer. "It's going to be rapid discovery because of this technology. New chapters of human history are to be read. "All the work I've done in the past in archaeology used vehicles that were connected to a ship.

'Roswell: The Final Verdict' Review: Aliens vs. Artificial Intelligence


The recent emergence of U.S. Navy videos of UFOs--and the fact that the government is addressing them seriously--will no doubt generate larger than average buzz around "Roswell: The Final Verdict," although the title suggests something like "Final Destination 6": Will the question of intergalactic life ever really be resolved until extraterrestrials can walk comfortably among us? "Final Verdict" is hooked to the 74th anniversary of the incidents at Roswell. It's safe to expect similar celebrations next year. Meanwhile, this Discovery production is an ambitious if somewhat overheated summing-up of what happened near the New Mexico city in 1947, the stuff of both scientific speculation and folklore: Did the government cover up the crash landing of an alien spaceship, replete with otherworldly visitors? Or did the "witnesses" who claimed that it all happened construct an elaborate hoax?

Artificial intelligence-enabled surveillance system at warship manufacturer GRSE


) installed an artificial intelligence (AI) enabled high-end CCTV network for surveillance at its five units here, an official said here on Tuesday. The state- …

Securing Seabed Cybersecurity, Emphasizing Intelligence Augmentation

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Of all the perils he faced during World War II, Winston Churchill said German submarine wolfpacks were his greatest concern, because their attacks on merchant ship convoys threatened to choke Britain's economic lifelines. Today, it seems there is another emerging undersea threat, one that has the potential to disrupt the global economy by severing fiber-optic lines of communication that run along the world's various seabeds. There are nearly 400 undersea cables that stretch for almost three-quarters of a million miles, the densest concentrations of them being in the North Atlantic and the North Sea, the Mediterranean, and in Southeast Asia and around Japan. They carry virtually all (97%) international communications, and their exact locations are reasonably well-known. They are also increasingly vulnerable to being tapped or even cut by advanced submarine craft of a range of types, from manned mini-subs to remotely operated undersea drones, and even fully autonomous "U-bots."

Navy budget proposes research for 'bio-inspired' sea-air vessels, platforms, robots: report

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on The U.S. Navy is looking to develop drones that work in both the sea and air. Several unclassified documents uploaded under the military branch's budget materials for 2022 mention the Navy's ongoing research for the dual-purpose technology, according to The Drive. Moreover, the news outlet reported that researchers and engineers for the Navy are working on "biocentric" projects that take inspiration from aquatic and airborne animals. In a 546-page budget estimate submitted for the fiscal year of 2022, the Navy states it aims to advance research into amphibious tactical support units and assault vehicles.

Royal Navy uses artificial intelligence for the first time in test off the west coast of Scotland


The Royal Navy has made its first at-sea use of artificial intelligence (AI) to track supersonic missile attacks, as part of a NATO exercise taking place off the west coast of Scotland. HMS Dragon, a destroyer, and frigate HMS Lancaster are testing how two AI software packages can support personnel in reacting to missile threats. Startle monitors airspace and generates alerts and recommendations, while Sycoiea builds on this to identify incoming missiles and recommend weapons to deal with them. The AI software is designed to help personnel react faster, rather than replacing humans. "I was able identify missile threats more quickly than usual and even outwit the operations room," said above water tactician leading seaman Sean Brooks on HMS Lancaster.

UK: Royal Navy uses artificial intelligence for the first time at sea - Actu IA


The Royal Navy, the British navy, has used artificial intelligence at sea for the first time. It was during the "Formidable Shield" exercise, currently taking place off the coast of Scotland, that AI was exploited by the maritime component of the UK army. Two applications were tested to combat supersonic missile threats. "Formidable Shield is an exercise designed to test the weapons systems of ten NATO navies and their interoperability against the latest and most advanced threats. Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom participate in the initiative, which takes place every two years for three weeks. As part of the exercise, a British operational experiment was conducted on HMS Dragon, a Type 45 destroyer, and HMS Lancaster, a Type 23 frigate. Two AI applications called Startle and Sycoiea were tested to combat a potential supersonic missile threat. "It is vital that our brave and skilled armed forces stay in the game for the security of the UK and our allies.

Royal Navy trials artificial intelligence against supersonic missile threats


The Royal Navy is using artificial intelligence (AI) at sea for the first time to test against supersonic missile threats. The trial is part of Exercise Formidable Shield, which is currently taking place off the coast of Scotland until June 3 and is led by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on behalf of the US Sixth Fleet. Research, led by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) scientists, finds that AI accelerates engagement timelines, improves early detection of lethal threat, and provides Royal Navy Commanders with a rapid hazard assessment to select the optimum weapon or measure to counter and destroy the target. The Type 45 Destroyer (HMS Dragon) and Type 23 Frigate (HMS Lancaster) are testing two AI applications, Startle and Sycoiea. It is noted that the Startle system is designed to provide live recommendations, ease the load on sailors monitoring the'Air Picture' in the Operations Room, while Sycoiea system helps in identifying the nearest threat and how best to deal with it. These AI-based applications are being trailed to ensure that they work along with the existing radar and combat management systems.

To Defeat Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles, Royal Navy Turns to AI


The Royal Navy is using artificial intelligence for the first time at sea in a bid to defeat missile attacks. Leading-edge software is being tested at sea against live missiles during the largest exercise of its type off the coasts of Scotland and Norway. Involving more than 3,000 military personnel, exercise Formidable Shield tests the ability of NATO warships to detect, track and defeat incoming missiles, from sea-skimming weapons traveling at twice the speed of sound to ballistic missiles. Three Royal Navy warships are taking part in the exercise, which runs until early June: destroyer HMS Dragon and two frigates, Lancaster and Argyll. HMS Lancaster and Dragon are trialing artificial intelligence and machine learning applications which offer a glimpse of the future of air defence at sea.