"As above, so below."
The concept became the plan, the plan has now become fruition. Drones not only in the sky but on the water and presumably below too!!
GHOST IS NOT ON THE DRAWING BOARDS ANYMORE! GHOST IS NOW!
" DARPA Unveils Plans For World’s First Flotilla of Killer Robot Warships Within 5 Years – 'Sea Hunter'"
"While the global drone arms race heats up across the planet, filling the sky with automated weapons of war, it makes perfect sense that the seas would soon follow."
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"DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program has designed, developed and constructed an entirely new class of ocean-going vessel—one intended to traverse thousands of kilometers over the open seas for months at a time, all without a single crew member aboard."
Go see the embedded video of the "Hunter" in action. Intended to be UNMANNED BUT THIS FIRST OF A KIND SEEMS TO HAVE BRIDGE WITH HELM?
ALSO NOT A KILLER ROBOT. ACTUV A VESSEL THE MISSION OF WHICH IS TO ACQUIRE, STALK AND TRACK ENEMY SUBMARINES AND NOTHING MORE.
More specifically so "Hunter" cheap and dirty and can be proliferated in great numbers. Swarm the opposition! Cost of operation per day over a conventionally manned vessel fare less!