US Navy tests new drone sensor network in the Gulf
The net aims to provide total surveillance of what is going on under or in the skies over a vast area of the sea or ocean heres how it works. The sensornet is made up of more than 100 unmanned surface drones, supplemented by unmanned underwater vehicles and aerial drones that all form a 3d sensor grid, theyre linked to each other and the headquarters. The vast amount of data sent back is analyzed by artificial intelligence software. That looks for unusual patterns of movement. The technology may be mostly american, but the u.s navy is involving its maritime partners. Well, we think the equation to to increase our deterrence overall throughout the region has two components: its a strengthening, the partnerships throughout the region component, which were working on quite vibrantly. The second part, then, is increasing the technology and the innovation. This is where the unmanned surface vessels come on, but the sensor net is in its infancy and not all the partners on or around the gulf cooperate in the way they need to to make the scheme effective problem that we have here is that the integration of All these different uh platforms across the gcc and then with the americans is, is not something that is feasible because there is absolutely no data sharing at this point between gcc navies gcc navies havent really integrated its only integration on paper and them sharing information is, you Know it doesnt seem to be a feasible thing, regardless of the challenges.
The technology allows the us military to have a far more detailed picture of an ever increasing area of sea or ocean. Right now, the united states navy will be using aerial sensors, like the sky guardian drone scene behind me, but the bulk of the array will be made up of unmanned surface and underwater vehicles that provide all the information giving the us navy.