Navy creating unmanned, AI operations hub within US Southern Command

By Megan Eckstein

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The U.S. Navy will expand its work with unmanned and artificial intelligence tools into U.S. 4th Fleet, following the success of Task Force 59 in the Middle East.

The secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations announced the expansion into Central and South America during a presentation at the Navy League’s annual Sea Air Space conference Tuesday in National Harbor, Maryland, saying the unmanned capability would make its debut in July at the annual UNITAS exercise.