A US military robot ship has fired a large missile for the first time

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Technology 8 September 2021

By David Hambling

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The uncrewed USV Ranger

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The US Department of Defense has released footage of an uncrewed vessel firing a ample missile, successful a objection of its Ghost Fleet Overlord programme, an inaugural to make robot vessels that tin run alongside crewed warships.

Previous Ghost Fleet operations person focused connected endurance missions without quality assistance, including the first uncrewed transit of the Panama Canal, but the firing is the archetypal denotation that the vessels volition beryllium armed.

The SM-6 limb utilized successful the objection is simply a 1500-kilogram rocket travelling astatine Mach 3.5 with …

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