WASHINGTON – As the U.S. Navy develops its first operational unmanned systems, the service is advocating for new standards that will help develop reliable networking to manage and control unmanned systems and their data. USNI News reports. Continue reading original article
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21 Sept. 2020 -- The Navy’s top uniformed acquisition officer described the service’s new unmanned campaign plan as an effort to create centralized management and leadership of the enabling technologies that will support all the service’s unmanned platforms.
Vice Adm. Jim Kilby, the deputy chief of naval operations for warfighting requirements and capabilities (OPNAV N9), said he is working with Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler, the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, N2/N6, on the initiative.
According to Kilby, while the Navy’s unmanned platforms are evolving, the service realized it needed to take a harder look at the technologies that will help the unmanned systems operate.
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