Going into last summer’s technical testing for its planned unmanned underwater minehunter, the U.S. Navy had reason to be optimistic. After years of breakdowns and maintenance miscues, service and program officials believed they finally had those issues under control and were racking up hours between problems. But during the August tests, problems resurfaced for the Remote Minehunting System (RMS), prompting the Navy to charter an independent review of the system. The RMS, a ...

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