Commercial operators deploy Saildrone Voyager Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) out to sea in the initial steps of U.S. 4th Fleet’s Operation Windward Stack during a launch from Naval Air Station Key West’s Mole Pier and Truman Harbor, Sept. 13, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Danette Baso Silvers/Released)

Navy’s 4th Fleet sets sights on command center upgrades for drone ops

"We have the robots and we’re making lots of progress there, but in terms of what we have at the headquarters and how we actually manage the…
Airmen at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia perform field exercises during Force Protection Operational Rehearsal (FPOR). An Airman (right) carries the dismounted “manpack” JCREW system to show capabilities during the event in November of 2022. (Defense Dept. photo)

Navy sees IED and drone jamming as important use case for AI

The JCREW I1B1 system is used by the U.S. Navy, Air Force and international partners such as Australia.
Members of the 56th Air and Space Communications Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam operate cyber systems using a Enhanced communications flyaway kit during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 and Architect Demonstration Evaluation 5 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Michigan, July, 12, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy Picard)

Pentagon hopes to ring in new year with minimum viable capability for JADC2

The Department of Defense is gearing up to deliver a minimum viable capability for Combined Joint-All Domain Command and Control, by the end of 2023.