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And To think that we are spending $50 billion on diesel submarines, not even nuclear that will be superseded even before there hulls are laid and the subs finally delivered decades from now.

“..The United States just got one step closer to ushering in the era of robotic naval warfare. A 132-foot autonomous submarine known as the Sea Hunter successfully completed its first performance test this week off the coast of San Diego, keeping it on course to enter the Navy fleet by 2018. According to a statement from Leidos—the company developing the Sea Hunter—the vessel “surpassed all performance objectives for speed, maneuverability, stability, seakeeping, acceleration/deceleration, and fuel consumption…” U.S. Will Launch World’s Largest Underwater Battle Robot In 2018