The US Navy is developing a new type of lightweight, water-powered sailboat called the Sailboat, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
The Sailboat is a lighter, more agile, lighter, lighter boat than current designs and could provide a way to keep the fleet afloat in an increasingly turbulent world.
Sailboats would be able to operate in the shallow seas of the Atlantic, the Indian and Pacific oceans and even off the coasts of Africa.
The idea is to reduce costs while also improving efficiency.
The Navy says it is planning to buy up to 1,000 Sailboats to replace aging fleet of ships, as well as to equip them with high-tech sensors and other capabilities.
“These are the boats that the Navy is thinking about when it comes to replacing older ships and the future,” a Navy official told the WSJ.
“The Sailboat will be a more flexible and more adaptable design that can support both the mission and mission functions.”
The idea for the Sailboats was first proposed back in 2014, when the Navy unveiled its plans to modernize its fleet.
The program has taken on a more military-like shape, with a fleet of around 2,000 vessels.
Sailboat’s design will be based on the ship’s main engines, with the new vessel’s main propulsion system.
“We will continue to refine Sailboat as we develop the technology and materials,” the Navy said in a statement.
“With Sailboat we will be able more efficiently and quickly replace older vessels, making them more survivable in the future.”
The Sailboats could be in service by 2023.
The cost of Sailboats is unknown at this point, but it is expected to be in the millions.