fox40.com A mine-detection system the U.S. Navy invested nearly $700 million and 16 years in developing can’t complete its most basic functions, according to the Pentagon’s weapon-testing office. The Remote Minehunting System, or RMS, was developed for the Navy’s new littoral combat ship. But the Defense Department’s Office of Operational Test & Evaluation says the drone hunting technology was unable to consistently identify and destroy underwater explosives during tests dating back to September 2014. “The Navy has determined that the RMS’ total number of failures and periodicity of failures fall short of the design requirement for the system,” said Capt. Thurraya Kent, a spokeswoman for the Navy.
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