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Technology for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, 2000–2035: Becoming a 21st-Century Force, Volume 7 Undersea Warfare
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.