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Navy grappling with the future of its unmanned fleet


The Navy wants to create a “hybrid fleet” that includes a large number of robotics vessels to complement its manned ships, and it is laying the groundwork for such a transformation. However, its new shipbuilding plan and recent comments by senior officials indicate that the future of the unmanned force remains murky. The service is touting the benefits of having cost-effective uncrewed maritime systems that could conduct a variety of…