'Drone ships' to set sail within decade

'Drone ships' to set sail within decade

REMOTE-controlled "drone ships" may be sailing the seas within the next decade.

Rolls-Royce, known for its aircraft engines, heads a consortium that is working to develop the technology needed for ships to be controllable from land bases, making them cheaper to run.

"This is happening. It's not a question of if; it's a question of when," Oskar Levander, head of innovation for Rolls-Royce's marine unit, said in a report in

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