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Navy kicks off largest unmanned exercise to date in Middle East


The Navy kicked off one of its signature maritime exercises this week, adding to it for the first time a major unmanned systems component and scenarios to test artificial intelligence-enabled tech. The 2022 edition of the International Maritime Exercise (IMX) is being held in the Middle East and led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command alongside 60 partner nations and organizations to participate over the course of the 18 days.…

Navy developing lasers to counter growing number of UAS in Middle East


The Navy is developing technology including lasers in middle eastern waters to counter threats to unmanned systems from hostile countries, the top naval officer in the region said Friday. Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of the Navy’s Fifth Fleet which operates in the Middle East, said that the threat from drones has dramatically increased in recent years especially from countries like Iran. The challenge has recently been compounded by emerging…