The Navy Changes Tack

Brody Ladd | 10/26/2020

On Oct. 6, Defense Secretary Mark Esper introduced a new vision for the future Navy fleet that included a significant uncrewed component. The service is still in the early stages of developing and testing large uncrewed vessels. In this undated photo, the Sea Hunter large uncrewed surface vessel developed for ASW missions undergoes speed testing. After two decades of controversy and missteps in naval shipbuilding, the U.S. Navy and Pentagon leadership have developed a plan to revamp...

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