US Navy prioritises unmanned assets in 2024

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Following two years of testing, experimentation and proof of concepts developed by Task Force 59, the first-of-its-kind U.S. Navy initiative with a mandate to find ways of accelerating the adoption of AI and unmanned systems, this month the Navy formed Task Group 59.1. The new group will focus on the operational deployment of unmanned systems, teamed with manned operators, to bolster maritime security across the 5th Fleet's area of operations.


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