U.S. Navy’s Testing World’s Largest Anti-Submarine Robot Ship – Meet the Sea Hunter Ship
Sea Hunter is an autonomous unmanned surface vehicle launched in 2019 as part of the DARPA Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. She was christened 7 April 2019 in Portland, Oregon. She was built by Vigor Industrial.
The U.S. Navy’s Sea Hunter unmanned surface vessel has become the first ship of any description to ever sail from San Diego, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and back without the need of a crew for navigation and steering. It’s a significant milestone for this particular vessel and its future cousins, which the service has primarily been developing as anti-submarine warfare platforms, but could also provide electronic warfare support and acting as decoys to help shield friendly forces.