Navy filling out Mideast-based unmanned fleet next month

By Audrey Decker / October 13, 2022 at 4:34 PM
The Navy's 5th Fleet is set to expand its unmanned inventory next month and continue working on a mesh network to connect the systems, according to a service official. Commander of 5th Fleet Vice Adm. Brad Cooper told reporters yesterday that the fleet will receive more unmanned surface vessels and unmanned aerial vehicles but didn’t comment on specific systems. The UAVs will likely be vertically launched and able to land on small ships, he said. “Next month, we'll be expanding...

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