VIDEO: Agency launches autonomous sub tracker

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On March 30, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency released video footage of its new unmanned sub tracking vessel, dubbed Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel.

The 130-foot, carbon fiber craft was launched recently in Portland, Oregon, and DARPA says that she has already conducted speed tests to 27 knots in protected waters. She is be christened in a ceremony on April 7 and will begin open-water testing this summer off the coast of California.

Click here for the full report by The Maritime Executive.