Pacific Fleet will stand up second USV squadron in May, though Navy is tight-lipped on developing tech

By Nick Wilson / February 14, 2024 at 2:51 PM
SAN DIEGO -- U.S. Pacific Fleet will stand up a second unmanned surface vessel squadron in May as the Navy pushes to develop uncrewed and autonomous systems, the presumptive new head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said today, while indicating that the service is deliberately withholding specific information on its developing unmanned capabilities. “Here in May in U.S. Pacific Fleet, we will be standing up our second USV squadron,” Adm. Samuel Paparo said today during the West 2024 conference. “This is...

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