Op-Ed: International efforts accelerate the development of uncrewed maritime systems
By George Galdorisi
During the first two decades of the 21st century, due to the exigencies of land wars in the Middle East and elsewhere, uncrewed aerial systems and uncrewed ground systems saw an explosive growth in their development and use.
Today, in an era of great power competition, uncrewed maritime systems have begun to take center stage and are now on an accelerated development path.
Like their air and ground counterparts, these uncrewed maritime systems are valued because of their ability to reduce the risk to human life in high threat areas, to deliver persistent surveillance over areas of interest, and to provide options to warfighters that derive from the inherent advantages of uncrewed technologies.
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