Navy, industry want more clarity from Congress to ensure unmanned development

By Audrey Decker / January 18, 2022 at 5:03 PM
The Navy and its industry partners say ongoing congressional dysfunction is making it harder for the service to plot a path forward to increase its number of unmanned systems and invest in other emerging technologies. The investment timeline for the Navy’s unmanned systems portfolio remains dependent on the passage of the fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill, said Capt. Pete Small, program manager of unmanned maritime systems. “Many of these efforts that we've laid out that are really foundational to...

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