June 21, 2024

Navy Brings Sail Drones to Mid-East Exercise

Three unmanned sail drones, and seven manned ships  participated last week in the largest exercise so far of unmanned vessels operating with crewed ships in the Persian Gulf, The Saildrone Explorers, are commercially available watercraft powered by wind and solar panels. The Navy wants them to help patrol the vast waters in the Middle East, through which much of the world’s trade transits.