|An Unmanned Patrol Boat in trials.|
Photo: U S Navy, John F Williams
The boats are a means of protection for Navy Ships during things such as at-sea refueling. The new boats can be used to form "swarms" to protect a group of ships or an area of territory, and I'm guessing, minesweeping operations.
Read much more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/navy-self-guided-unmanned-patrol-boats-make-debut/ar-BB7A4j0
|Unmanned boats getting ready to swarm|
Photo: U S Navy, John Paul Kotara