A Drone Swarm On The High Seas

Dec 16, 2016 at 6:16 PM ET

Somebody alert The Village People, it’s time for a rewrite. While it may have been true that “they want you, they want you/They want you as a new recruit” that was before the Navy started investing in unmanned vehicles. The newest addition to the fleet are drone boats, and a recent demonstration showed how the small crafts swarm a target to collect information. Since the information is relayed to a human operator for interpretation, it seems like there will still be a need for a few hardy recruits, for the time being.