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Survey: What’s the Next Most Promising Naval Technology?

Several emerging technologies are poised to change the way navies operate in the future. Unmanned underwater vehicles hold the promise to help find adversarial submarines, additive manufacturing could replace hard to find parts for ships and aircraft stationed in remote locations and lasers and electromagnetic railguns could increase the volume of fires from U.S. ships while reducing the cost of missiles.

Developments aren’t just occurring in the U.S. – other navies are perfecting and developing new technologies like new supersonic missiles and improved diesel-electric submarines.

USNI News is asking its readers to predict what is the next technology that could change the way navies fight, man, train and equip their forces.

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Sam LaGrone

About Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He was formerly the U.S. Maritime Correspondent for the Washington D.C. bureau of Jane’s Defence Weekly and Jane’s Navy International. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.