James Hasik, a professor at the National Defense University, said he would be keeping a close eye on how the autonomous Sea Hunter vehicle does during ongoing testing. DARPA recently transferred the Sea Hunter, designed to travel thousands of miles over open seas, for months at a time, without a crew member on board, over to the Navy for continued testing. “The economics of that concept are so compelling,” Hasik said. If the concept proves out, it could have “some profound applications for fleet structure, some profound applications for warfighting.” What to expect from AI, space and other tech over the next 18 months
, in Defense News
, 10 May 2018.