These units can do everything, except let their tiny crews get enough sleep.
The technological revolutions, along with the deep influence of an ongoing economic crisis, have encouraged the introduction of more efficient defense programmes, which often have the central aim of allowing cuts in manpower costs. In other words, war is moving more and more towards automation.
And so, just as the US Air Force has been employing Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (combat drones) for operations once performed by manned aircraft, the US Navy has decided to embark on a much-needed refurbishing of its combat weaponry by developing the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), an ambitious program for the production of highly automated naval vessels capable of carrying out multiple role operations in diverse theatres of war.
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