Sea Platforms

Surface Navy 2019: USN employs Sea Hunter during surface-warfare training drills

18 January 2019

The US Navy (USN) has employed the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) prototype Sea Hunter in recent Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercises conducted by the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), Captain Christopher Barnes, SMWDC deputy commander, told Jane’s.

Sea Hunter , which is part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) portfolio, arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the latter part of 2018 but the USN has publicly revealed little about the MDUSV since then.

SMWDC is charged with developing a surface-warfare officer corps that can operate the force with greater efficiency and lethality.

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