May 26, 2021

The Orca: This Autonomous Submarine Will Fight the Wars of the Future

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The 50-ton Voyager was developed by Boeing’s PhantomWorks division, which is devoted to advanced new technologies, succeeding a series of smaller Echo Seeker and Echo Ranger UUVs. The 15.5-meter long Echo Voyager has a range of nearly 7500 miles. It has also deployed at sea up to three months in a test, and theoretically could last as long as six months.

Supposedly, Voyager also can dive as deep as 3350 meters—while few military submarines are (officially) certified for dives below 500 meters.

And it isn’t the only robot submarine in the works.

By Sebastien Roblin

Here’s What You Need to Know: The U.S. Navy has an ambitious vision for future warfare.

At a military parade celebrating its 70th anniversary, the People’s Republic of China unveiled, amongst many other exotic weapons, two HSU-001 submarines—the world’s first large diameter autonomous submarines to enter military service.

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