U.S. Navy Employment Options for Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), by Savitz, Scott; Blickstein, Irv; Buryk, Peter; Button, Robert W.; DeLuca, Paul; Dryden, James; Mastbaum, Jason; Osburg, Jan; Padilla, Philip; Potter, Amy; Price, Carter C.; Thrall, Lloyd; Woodward, Susan K.; Yardley, Roland J.; Yurchak, John M.
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- ISBN: 9780833081438 | 0833081438
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/1/2014
This report assesses in what ways and to what degree unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) are suitable for supporting U.S. Navy missions and functions. It briefly characterizes the current and emerging USV marketplaces to provide a baseline for near-term capabilities, describes USV concepts of employment to support diverse U.S. Navy missions and functions, and evaluates these concepts of employment to identify specific missions and functions for which they are highly suitable.