These Remotely Operated Boats Will Defend US Harbors—With Surface to…

The Piranha USV may be a visually striking vessel and well-suited for costal patrols, but at 54-feet in length, it's far too bulky to effectively protect harbor interiors and the close quarters between US warships. This 11-foot inflatable from Rafael Industries, however, is small—and deadly—enough to defend the… » 11/05/12 11:30am 11/05/12 11:30am

DARPA's Next Sub Hunter Won't Need Us Puny Humans

The US Navy has a bit of a sub problem. While the American fleet has contracted over the past two decades, numerous nations that aren't exactly our BFFs have expanded, with new, ultra-quiet diesel-electric subs. This proliferation has grown into a national security threat, but DARPA may soon have a solution—robotic… » 8/23/12 11:30am 8/23/12 11:30am