5th Fleet commander details 'digital ocean' concept after TF-59 reaches FOC

By Audrey Decker / January 11, 2023 at 11:32 AM
Over a year after its inception, the Navy's Mideast-based unmanned task force has reached full operational capability and U.S. 5th Fleet aims to expand its presence to create a "digital ocean" in the region as threats from Iran and other malign actors remain "very real." The Navy will use a distributed and integrated network of systems to establish a “digital ocean” in the Middle East, creating constant surveillance, according to 5th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Brad Cooper. “This means every...

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