Wednesday, April 13, 2016
If the Russian does not like the ACTUV, then the ACTUV must be good? This we can reasonably infer?
"US Robot Ship Inches Toward Completion With New Anti-Sub Sonar"
Robot ship not only able to detect stealthy submarines but track and follow for months at a time and do so UNMANNED! "The unmanned ship is expected to begin testing in early 2016."
"The vessel is 132 ft (40 m) long, weighs 140 tons, and is expected to cost $15,000-$20,000 to operate per day, compared to $700,000 per day for a destroyer."
"DARPA is also developing a system to allow identification of the ship, as currently the ship's operation violates maritime law by not being able to correctly provide identification while unmanned."
Identification as what I believe they mean as ELECTRONIC INTERROGATION. A FORM OF IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE [IFF]!
And the GHOST will not be able to respond to query involving lights, flags, semaphores, etc.
THE RUSSIAN APPARENTLY FEARS THE GHOST AND WILL ATTEMPT ALL MEANS FAIR AND FOUL TO PREVENT THE GHOST FROM SAILING.