A Navy Destroyer Teamed Up With Drones to Hit a Ship 250 Miles Away
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By Kyle Mizokami
Apr 28, 2021
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U.S. Navy photo by Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Clark Lappert
A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer targeted a simulated enemy ship at a range of more than 250 miles.
The destroyer relied on targeting data supplied by uncrewed ships and aircraft.
Using drones to act as scouts for the crewed ship allows the warships to remain hidden, protecting them from enemy attack.https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a36267586/navy-destroyer-drones-hit-ship-250-miles-away/