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In a an open hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) before the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Mr. Scott Bray shared this Navy image of a UAP captured during Naval Exercises off the East Coast of the United States in early 2022. The image was captured through night vision goggles and a single lens reflex camera. (DOD photo)

New ‘official channels’ for sharing data on unexplained phenomena leads to uptick in Pentagon’s collection of evidence

The majority of new UAP reporting originates from Navy and Air Force aviators and operators, a new assessment confirms.
The medium displacement unmanned surface vessels Seahawk, front, and Sea Hunter launch for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP 21), April 20. UxS IBP 21 integrates manned and unmanned capabilities into operational scenarios to generate warfighting advantages. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley)

Navy grappling with the future of its unmanned fleet

The Navy's new shipbuilding plan and statements by senior officials indicate that the future of the unmanned fleet remains murky.
A Seahawk medium displacement unmanned surface vessel participates in U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem (UxS IBP) 21, April 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe)

Navy not accounting for full costs of uncrewed systems, GAO warns

The Navy runs the risk of not achieving its stated goals with uncrewed systems if it doesn't establish metrics or cost estimates.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin speaks to U.S. Navy personnel about the Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel, attached to Task Force (TF) 59, at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Thomas Mahmod)

Task Force 59: The future of the Navy’s unmanned systems or a one-off win?

Can 21 sailors, many of whom aren't full-time sailors, bring unmanned systems to the Fith Fleet in support of deterrence by detection in the Middle East?
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Sea Hunter, an entirely new class of unmanned sea surface vehicle developed in partnership between the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), recently completed an autonomous sail from San Diego to Hawaii and back (MDUSV) project. (U.S. Navy photo)

Navy to stand up new AI and unmanned system task force

The task force will focus on testing new tech and integrating systems.
Sea Hunter, an entirely new class of unmanned sea surface vehicle developed in partnership between the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), recently completed an autonomous sail from San Diego to Hawaii and back (MDUSV) project. (U.S. Navy photo)

Navy conducting major exercise in Pacific with unmanned systems

The Navy's Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem 21 (IBP21) is testing how the department will integrate autonomous vessels into the fleet.
An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter from the “Magicians” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 Detachment 1 lifts off the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos/Released)

Congress shows interest in boosting unmanned systems in Navy

The Navy's future fleet could require a lot fewer steering wheels and a lot more artificial intelligence.
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