DARPA robotic sub hunting ship debuts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s initiative to build a long-endurance unmanned ship that will hunt and track the quietest submarines on Earth has come to fruition. The image below is the first glimpse ever of the potentially revolutionary Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel or ACTUV, also known as Sea Hunter.

The robot ship is set to be christened in April, but she is already in the water at Portland’s Swan Island ship building and maintenance facility

The ship has under-hull mid-frequency sonar that is installed in a large bulbous protrusion amidships, as well as the high-frequency sonar mounted in smaller underwater protrusions.

SOURCE – Foxtrotalpha