Autonomous Technologies: Closing resource gaps and ensuring Arctic security

In the Arctic, severely limited resources, infrastructure, and environmental information combine to create a uniquely challenging operating environment filled with increased risks, unknown hazards, and limited options. As Arctic interests and operations grow, safeguarding delicate Arctic ecologies, protecting valuable natural resources, and furthering rules-based order will become more resource intensive and complex. To continue safeguarding its strategic Arctic national interests, the United States must plan for a robust, year-round maritime presence commensurate with the expanding attention to the Arctic’s strategic value. Significantly greater Arctic capacity is readily attainable through new technologies, such as autonomous ships, that can increase the United States’ Arctic presence, enhance the scope of domain awareness methods, and eliminate high-risk manned operations.


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  • Accession Number: 01786091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2021 2:25PM