Wind- and solar-powered Saildrone reaches Task Force 59

By Audrey Decker / December 2, 2021 at 1:09 PM
Harnessing renewable power, the first Saildrone Explorer arrived at the Navy's unmanned fleet in Bahrain, with more vessels on the way. The Saildrone unmanned surface vessel will be aiding Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force 59 to put more unmanned systems above, on and below the surface. The Navy’s 5th Fleet launched Task Force 59 in September to integrate unmanned systems and artificial intelligence and enhance maritime domain awareness. The USV is designed to collect three types of data: weather...

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