The US Navy Is Developing Mothership Drones for Coastal Defense

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ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 28, 2016) Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, launch an underwater unmanned vehicle in the Arabian Gulf during routine testing operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Thompson)

 

The service is looking to accelerate the way it buys, builds and drills drones and robotic ships.

The U.S. Navy and researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing robotic boats that can launch aerial and sub drones to protect U.S. coastal waters.

Our focus will be on developing a multi-vehicle system that can safely and reliably navigate coastal waters with a high level of autonomy while performing assigned tasks,” Manhar Dhanak, director of SeaTech, the Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering in FAU’s Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, said in a press release. Continue reading

Allen West hears cheers, jeers at town-hall meetings in Palm City, Jensen Beach

The conservative tea party icon also got in shots at Democrats and President Obama, who spoke Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University. West said Obama was “scared” to have a discussion with him. He later said “he’s heard” up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members, but wouldn’t name names.

Full article: Allen West hears cheers, jeers at town-hall meetings in Palm City, Jensen Beach (Palm Beach Post News)