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Navy accelerates robot submarine plans
| March 17, 2002 Posted: 9:43 AM EST
Posted on 03/17/2002 6:52:53 AM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
Edited on 04/29/2004 2:00:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Elated by the success of unmanned spy planes over Afghanistan, the U.S. military is rushing ahead with plans to build a new fleet of "drones." This time, they're robot-controlled submarines.
Cruising surreptitiously along a hostile shore, the sensor-packed U.S. Navy submarines would hunt mines and map coastlines ahead of an invasion force.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: miltech; robotcontrolled; submarines; superweapons
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"...A $3.4 billion item on the 2003 Defense Budget aims to convert four decommissioned Trident nuclear submarines into covert land attack vessels. The boats will carry 66 SEALs and their mini-submarine landing craft, along with 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles..."
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