U.S. Navy Plans Future Operation of Unmanned Fleet

Technological advancements are leading to prototypes for drone vessels.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Lisa Franchetti said that the Navy is incorporating emerging technologies with an expectation of eventually standing up a fleet of unmanned vessels. As the current prototypes are being developed, she stated that the service branch anticipates incorporating unmanned systems with the expectation of a fully operational unmanned fleet in roughly a decade.

“The promise of unmanned is actually here,” Admiral Franchetti said. “It’s clear that we do need a larger navy.”

She continued, “I look at our navy as part of a broader warfighting ecosystem. It’s not about numbers; it’s about how you put it all together. It’s platforms on, under, and above the sea. It’s the networks that enable them. It’s the cyber. It’s our work in space. It’s work with all the joint force.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Admiral Franchetti as she oversees plans for the future of U.S. naval operations.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Carlos Del Toro as he heads the U.S. Navy.
  • For U.S. researchers and scientists as they develop unmanned marine vessels.

Sources: Navy Times, Defense News


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