Fifth Fleet

International military leaders pose for a photo with U.S. and Bahrain officials at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Jan. 31. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark Thomas Mahmod)

Navy kicks off largest unmanned exercise to date in Middle East

IMEX this year will have 80 unmanned systems being tested along side ships from dozens of countries, the Navy said.
Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, left, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, shakes hands with Capt. Michael D. Brasseur. (Photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dawson Roth).

Navy developing lasers to counter growing number of UAS in Middle East

The Navy's Fifth Fleet is using lasers and drones of its own to deter and stop an increase in adversarial robotic systems.