OMB: Pentagon must submit proposal to 'redefine' battleforce ships to include unmanned vessels

By Justin Katz / December 20, 2019 at 12:29 PM
The White House Office of Management and Budget earlier this month directed the Pentagon to submit a legislative proposal that would "redefine a battleforce ship" to include unmanned vessels, an idea that has percolated throughout the Navy this past year, but one that top officials have resisted advocating. The Defense Department "shall submit a legislative proposal to redefine a battleforce ship to include unmanned ships, complete with clearly defined capability and performance thresholds to define a ship's inclusion in the...

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