DARPA Released Official Images Of Its Cutting Edge Sub Hunter Drone Ship

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Just yesterday Foxtrot Alpha gave the world its first glimpse of DARPA’s submarine hunting unmanned drone ship. Now the Pentagon’s “bleeding-edge” research and development arm has followed suit, showing new angles of the ship on its Instagram account.

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Sea Hunter’s props are reminiscent of those found on an Arlegh Burke class destroyer, albeit on a much smaller scale. It’s general design is like a militarized version of the mainly composite-constructed trimarans that have been part of Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling fleet and featured on the show Whale Wars.

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Make sure to read all about Sea Hunter and the
Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel, or ACTUV for short, concept in this previous in-depth Foxtrot Alpha feature.

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Photos via DARPA

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I assume there’s a good reason that this looks so much like Portland.