Autonomous Fleet concepts set course for Royal Navy’s next 50 years

New Atlas | Sep 14, 2021 at 1:52 AM
  • The Royal Navy has released an outline of its vision of how its Future Autonomous Fleet will operate over the next half century, including green aircraft carriers, underwater command centers, and robotic warships.
  • This flagship would maintain and deploy robotic hex units, which are underwater drones for ferrying crews to underwater craft, recon and navigation, neutralizing enemy drones, and locking onto enemy craft like limpets to detonate or simply disrupt the ship’s system.
  • A more immediate goal is the development of what the Navy calls the Persistent Operational Deployment Systems (PODS).