A highly advanced drone boat semi-autonomous drone boat was deployed to escort naval vessels during a recent transit through the volatile Strait of Hormuz linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Semi-Autonomous Drone Boat Was Brought to Test in Real-World Missions
According to The Drive, during a recent transit of the Strait of Hormuz, the Arabian Fox, a semi-autonomous drone boat, led a group of U.S. Navy and Coast vessels.
The USS Thomas Hunder, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the U.S. Navy, was part of a group of ships that tested a semi-autonomous drone boat in real-world missions. This included guarding high-value assets and monitoring Iranian forces. Senior commanders were also on board during the testing.
Semi-Autonomous Drone Boat Could be the Eyes of U.S. Navy
As reported by Yahoo News, the Arabian Fox, a semi-autonomous drone boat, has the potential to significantly improve the situational awareness of naval vessels by acting as an additional set of eyes, providing an extra layer of surveillance and security.
Further, within the confines of the Strait of Hormuz, where the available area for maneuvering is limited, and the potential threats are diverse, possessing the semi-autonomous drone boat can prove advantageous.
This semi-autonomous drone boat is undoubtedly a remarkable development in maritime technology.