US Navy Fifth Fleet Task Force Will Test Unmanned Ships and Systems

From www.nextbigfuture.com
2021-09-12 23:49:40
Brian Wang


U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Force 59 will stand up on Thursday and be the second testing outfit for the Navy’s unmanned ships following Surface Development Squadron One (SURFDEVRON) establishment in 2019. They will expand the operational use of unmanned platforms in the region and experiment with their concept of operations.

This will not just be unmanned aerial drones but manned ships and submarines.

These ships, drones and submarines are all developed as separate projects. There needs to be an integrated data gathering system for robotically controlled systems like what Tesla is doing for self-driving. There will not be a widespread advance to a robotic navy if all of the robotic systems are siloed.

The 135 Sea hunter robot ship first launched in 2016. Sea hunter was supposed to be deployed after two years of testing.

In 2020, Sea Hunter was still only seen in occasional fleet exercises with unmanned experiments.

These navy ship systems do not look like they are becoming like…


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