Navy launches missile from robot boat in the Middle East: Pentagon releases ... trends now
The U.S. Navy said it had fired 'lethal munitions' from an unmanned vessel for the first time in international waters in the Middle East in an exercise it said took its capabilities to the 'next level.'
A target boat was destroyed in the drill, which was captured on video.
It was carried out last month by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) Task Force 59, the Navy's first unmanned and artificial intelligence task force.
Exercise Digital Talon was conducted in international waters surrounding the Arabian Peninsula.
'We are focused on the operational application of new, cutting-edge unmanned systems and artificial intelligence technologies,' said Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, Navcent's commander.
The U.S. Navy said Thursday it had fired 'lethal munitions' from an unmanned vessel for the first time in international waters in the Middle East, destroying a target boat
'During Digital Talon, we took a significant step forward and advanced our capability to the "next level" beyond just maritime