CNO: Navy on track to begin operationalizing a hybrid manned-unmanned fleet as early as FY-29

By Nick Wilson / February 13, 2024 at 7:38 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The Navy is making progress in the development of a hybrid manned-unmanned fleet, according to the chief of naval operations, who said the service is on path to begin widespread integration and operationalizing of unmanned platforms as early as fiscal year 2029. Speaking today at the West 2024 conference, Adm. Lisa Franchetti framed the timeline for unmanned systems development as a journey spanning three future years defense program cycles, with the Navy experimenting and prototyping from FY-24...

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