The UK Navy’s new drone submarine is the length of an iconic London bus and will help to ‘dominate the underwater battlespace’

A red double-decker bus (L) and a rendering of the British Royal Navy’s first crewless submarine (R).
The UK military has signed a £15.4 million ($18.7 million) contract to buy a crewless submarine.
The vessel is the size of a double-decker bus, weighs 17 tonnes, and will be able to cover 1,000 miles in a single mission.
The First Sea Lord Admiral says it allows the Royal Navy to further their mission to “dominate the underwater battlespace.”

The UK military has signed a £15.4 million ($18.7 million) contract to buy a crewless submarine the length of a London double-decker bus, the government has announced. 

The  40-foot long, 17-tonne vessel — named Cetus after a mythological sea monster — is to be delivered to the navy by 2024 and will be the first crewless submarine in the British fleet, the Telegraph reports. It will be used to protect critical national infrastructure and monitor sub-sea activity.

The Ministry of Defence says that Cetus can cover 1,000 miles of the ocean…

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