Next step, multiple UAVs in concert reducing inspection time even more.
Why? To learn the new techniques needed for next time. There is always a next time.
How? Deploy the AUV from Ship 1. Move to a new location, drop next AUV. Continue until all AUVs are...
Caption: "I've got what you want right here!".
Why not? $$$$
There are always something in the works, back of napkins to funded studies.
Skylab came out of the Apollo studies to use Saturn upper stages. Wet lab studies proposed...
Kelly was a genius but there are such innovator's today. The last paragraph of the story puts it in a nutshell, set the requirements and stick with them. Mission creep destroys budgets.