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Sep 9, 2021

The Pentagon’s Robot Warship Just Fired Its First Missile

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

One of the U.S. Defense Department’s two prototype robot warships just fired its first missile.

The military on Friday hailed the test-launch of an SM-6 missile from the Unmanned Surface Vessel Ranger, sailing off the California coast, as “game-changing.”

It’s one thing for an unmanned vessel to launch a missile, however. It’s quite another for the same vessel autonomously to find and fix targets.

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