U.S. Navy using stealthy sailboat drone near Iran
November 20, 2023 - As the U.S. races to counter adversaries such as Iran, Ocean Aero is ramping up production of the Triton, an autonomous vessel that can carry weapons and other payloads.
The Triton is capable of both sailing on the surface and operating in a submarine mode, offering a new dimension in naval warfare and surveillance.
The vessel is designed with stealth in mind. Measuring less than five metres in length, it boasts a low radar and visual signature, making it difficult for adversaries to detect. This stealth capability is crucial in its operations, particularly in sensitive areas like the Middle East, where the U.S. Navy currently employs it to counter threats from nations like Iran, according to online publishing platform Medium.