"In terms of the conceptual side of it the idea of using unmanned platforms to take away some of the more mundane tasks from the fleet, things like resupply for example, seems to be eminently achievable. On the other side of the spectrum you had some ideas which were a bit more out there," Dr Kaushal said. "Increasingly, relatively cheap, expendable, unmanned launch platforms will become more and more central to naval operations going forward," he added.
Dr Sidharth Kaushal
Research Fellow, Sea Power