Autonomous Shipping Soon To Be “Plain Sailing”
10/16/2016

Naval Defence Consulting’s new Senior Vice President and defence expert Commodore Garry Beauvoir says “the face of naval warfare will soon be revolutionised

Online PR News – 16-October-2016 – Amsterdam, NL – Naval Defence Consulting’s new Senior Vice President and defence expert Commodore Garry Beauvoir says “the face of naval warfare will soon be revolutionised when unmanned autonomous craft...robot or drone ships will replace sailors on minesweeping, anti-submarine warfare and anti-terror missions.

Drone ships are capable of travelling thousands of miles ghost ship style, totally unmanned, being propelled by oceans using sensors, silent and steadfast they can be on mission for up to a year as there is no crew restrictions.

Testing has already begun where the unmanned 'sea hunter' has been trialled by the U.S. Navy to patrol the seas for submarines entering American waters.

This technology can also be extended to fully remotely controlled transport and cargo/other commercial ships for which Rolls-Royce presented its plans at the 2016 Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium in Amsterdam.

"There will always be security and safety risks to take into account" said Commodore Garry Beauvoir, "and they have to be managed to make the vessels as safe as manned ships. But the vision and future of drone ships will soon be ...plain sailing"