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Maybe the platform, but likely not. Definitely not robots launching expensive munitions into the sea during potentially marginal conditions.So something more like this?
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SAN DIEGO – A logistics ship that Congress directed the Navy to build with the ability to operate autonomously delivered to the service on Thursday, Naval Sea Systems Command announced. Spearhead-class aluminum catamaran USNS Apalachicola (EPF-13) is now set to operate in the Western Pacific in...news.usni.org
Robots delivering robots delivering robots.
I'm not against automation, but putting heavy things into the water is a complex task best suited to humans. Same for the gear required for the launch and recovery of heavy systems. I'd hate to see a ship full of expensive USSVs be lost because a crane malfunctioned, and nobody was within 300mn to fix it before something went catastrophically wrong.