Unmanned sailing vessel set for next sea trial

Navy has provided guidance and funding for demonstration effort

The latest prototype of the experimental Harbor Wing unmanned surface vessel will set sail this September from San Diego in a trial designed to further test its ability to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, reports Defense News.

The triple hull vessel, which features a six-story mast, uses a fast and modular sailing platform, and is outfitted with radar, sonar, cameras, collision avoidance system, advanced communications and ISR systems.

The Navy has provided guidance and $10 million in funding to Harbor Wing Technologies for its continuing effort to demonstrate the potential of unmanned surface vessels.

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