Navy Launches New Surface Drone Squadron

Robotics warfare will join global autonomous reconnaissance craft under the squadron’s

The U.S. Navy introduced its newest surface drone squadron last week, the Unmanned Surface Vessel Squadron 3 or “USVRON Three,” at Naval Base San Diego. This squadron will manage small surface drones known as “global autonomous reconnaissance craft.”

Captain Derek Rader, the commanding officer of the newly formed squadron, is overseeing the integration of the drone systems into the Navy’s fleet.

“Our Sailors are the essential key for integration of unmanned surface vessels in the Navy and joint construct,” Captain Rader said. “This will be accomplished through experimentation with the fleet testing and doctrine drafted by operators you see today, who embody and execute the warfighting that we need to achieve to enable the full potential of unmanned systems.”

The squadron will also take over operations of the service’s robotics warfare.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Carlos Del Toro to be led by the Lord as he heads the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
  • For Captain Rader to be discerning as he commands Unmanned Surface Vessel Squadron 3.

Sources: NavyTimes, USNI


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