Far Term
  • Develop technologies for advanced networked sensor and weapon systems consisting of the following:

  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous networked undersea systems using small, autonomous undersea vehicles, bottom-crawling variants, and fixed sensors for far-forward covert MCM; and

  • Controllable mines with remote fail-safe command and control (C2) and selective targeting.

  • Develop next-generation MCM ships as small platforms capable of sea state 4 operation, carried by a mother ship capable of battle group speeds. Develop the lightweight hunting and sweeping technologies required for these smaller units.

  • Apply reasonable mine shock hardening and effective acoustic and magnetic signature reduction technologies to all new-construction ships.

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