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  • Schuyler Moore

    Most Inspiring Up-and-Comer Schuyler Moore, the chief technology officer for U.S. Central Command, is perhaps an up-and-comer only in that she’s still relatively early on in her career. But in the less than a decade since she graduated from Harvard with her bachelor’s degree in political science, she’s gone on to quickly rise through the […]

  • Task Force 59

    Innovation of the Year Task Force 59, launched in 2021, is the U.S. Navy’s first dedicated unit for unmanned systems and artificial intelligence. Operating in the Middle East, it focuses on integrating these technologies into everyday missions. This “digital fleet” includes drones and other uncrewed vehicles working alongside crewed ships. AI helps analyze sensor data, […]

  • The MARTAC T-38 Devil Ray autonomous unmanned surface vessel (USV) built by Maritime Tactical Systems demonstrates an autonomous high-speed pass along the port side of the Spearhead-Class expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10) amongst onlookers from the Scientists-to-Sea program underway during the Navy’s Fleet Experimentation Program (FLEX), Oct. 17, 2022. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released)

    DIU shopping for autonomous robo-boats with swarming capabilities for US Navy

    The organization is on the hunt for low-cost unmanned surface vessels that could go into production next year

  • Commercial operators deploy Saildrone Voyager Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) out to sea in the initial steps of U.S. 4th Fleet’s Operation Windward Stack during a launch from Naval Air Station Key West’s Mole Pier and Truman Harbor, Sept. 13, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Danette Baso Silvers/Released)

    Navy’s 4th Fleet sets sights on command center upgrades for drone ops

    “We have the robots and we’re making lots of progress there, but in terms of what we have at the headquarters and how we actually manage the command for it [and] how we manage that data — it’s overwhelming,” Rear Adm. Jim Aiken said.

  • KITTERY, ME. Nov. 17, 2022, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard: Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti meets with leadership at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard during a visit which included briefs on the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program and Naval Sustainment System – Shipyards. (U.S. Navy photo by Jim Cleveland/Released).
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    New Navy CNO eyes unmanned systems, disruptive tech to augment force

    “We will put more players on the field, which means ready players,” Adm. Lisa Franchetti said during her keynote speech at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium.

  • A MANTAS T-12 unmanned surface vessel (USV), front, operates alongside Royal Bahrain Naval Force fast-attack craft RBNS Abdul Rahman Al-fadel during exercise New Horizon in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 26, 2021. Exercise New Horizon was U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Task Force 59’s first at-sea evolution since its establishment Sept. 9, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dawson Roth)
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    Tech from Navy’s drone task force could support Operation Prosperity Guardian

    Task Force 59’s contribution “provides some interesting highlights” about the unit’s progress, a senior U.S. Central Command official told DefenseScoop.

  • PEARL HARBOR (June 29, 2022) – The large unmanned surface vessel Ranger arrives at Pearl Harbor to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Demitrius J. Williams)

    Navy issues new RFI for large unmanned surface vessel

    Naval Sea Systems Command released a sources-sought notice Nov. 3 for the LUSV.