4th Fleet rides wave of 'technical firsts' in UNITAS

By Linda Hersey / September 27, 2023 at 4:03 PM
The U.S. 4th Fleet launched Starlink systems and reported "technical firsts" fielding unmanned aerial and surface vehicles during UNITAS exercises conducted with 20 partner nations in waters off Central and South America. UNITAS -- Latin for “unity” -- integrated unmanned systems operations with crewed ships for an amphibious assault exercise and a SINKEX, or "sink at-sea live-fire training exercise,” Navy spokesperson Lt. Caroline Leya told Inside Defense . Unmanned platforms supporting the 4th fleet during the 10-day exercise in July...

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