As with UAVs, operators need to be able to communicate with UUVs, although many of the vehicles run on preprogrammed missions, surfacing only for additional radio instructions or to be retrieved.
“We have two command centers,” he says — “an A side and B side. ... We’ll actually be able to do two from one of these [centers], so technically could do four, though I don’t see that happening.”
He says, “We now have 20-hour day underway and we could do 40-hour-day underway [with the added center capability]. You can really rack up the time.”