Carlos Del Toro

PEARL HARBOR — (Sept. 13, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-Class destroyer Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and its crew arrives to their new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The ship, which was previously homeported in San Diego, is named after Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, who is known as the “Father of Aegis”. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corwin M. Colbert)

Del Toro: Navy ‘very concerned’ about future spectrum-sharing decisions

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro told DefenseScoop that “we cannot simply share valuable spectrum space that we require to be able to perform our [electronic warfare] missions…
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro speaks with Marines at Manpower and Reserve Affairs on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 19, 2023. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Brandes)

Navy charters Disruptive Capabilities Office

The Disruptive Capabilities Office will "push the bounds of rapidly delivering warfighting capability through the innovative application of existing and new systems, and harnessing today’s exponential growth…
Two unmanned surface vessels, a Devil Ray T-38 and Saildrone Explorer, operate in the Gulf of Aqaba, Sept. 10, during Eager Lion 2022. (U.S. Navy photo)

Navy to expand unmanned systems campaign to 4th Fleet this summer

A new Navy effort to integrate unmanned systems into 4th Fleet in Central and South America will kick off in July, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced.
A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel operates in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 29, during Digital Horizon 2022. The three-week unmanned and artificial intelligence integration event involves employing new platforms in the region for the first time. (U.S. photo by Sgt. Brandon Murphy)

Deploying contractor-owned robotic vessels could be a fruitful long-term option for the Navy, Secretary Del Toro says

During an interview with DefenseScoop, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said contractor-owned drones could help the sea service overcome acquisition challenges and keep pace with technological change.
Aircraft attached to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 and CVW-7 perform a flyover of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)

Navy pondering air-launched hypersonic weapons

The Navy is considering the possibility of acquiring air-launched hypersonic weapons for its carrier wings, according to Secretary Carlos Del Toro.
A carrier strike group transits the Pacific Ocean Jan. 25, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Isaacs)

Navy awards IDIQ contracts for $4.1B CANES program

Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services is the Navy's program of record that consolidates and replaces existing afloat networks.
A MANTAS T-12 unmanned surface vessel (USV), front, operates alongside Royal Bahrain Naval Force fast-attack craft RBNS Abdul Rahman Al-fadel during exercise New Horizon in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 26, 2021. Exercise New Horizon was U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Task Force 59’s first at-sea evolution since its establishment Sept. 9, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dawson Roth)

Navy to establish additional unmanned task forces inspired by Task Force 59

The Navy plans to stand up additional regional unmanned task forces around the globe modeled after Task Force 59, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said.