Saturday, January 18, 2020

U.S. Navy's Aircraft Carriers Will Soon Have A Special Command And Control Mini 'Drone-Headquarters'

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford)

FOX News/Warrior Maven: Navy builds aircraft carrier drone headquarters

The Navy is building a special new command and control mini "drone-headquarters" space on its aircraft carriers to operate deck-launched drones as part of a strategy aimed at massively increasing the scope of carrier-launched drone missions in coming years.

Launching drones from carriers represents an unprecedented technical leap for the Navy as it seeks to expand surveillance and combat range and mission scope for its Carrier Air Wings. The new space, as explained Jan.16 at the Surface Navy Association Annual Symposium in Arlington, Va. by senior Navy leaders, is being engineered as an adaptation to existing ship-based structures and configurations. The center, called Unmanned Aviation Warfare Center, is being built into both the Navy's new Ford-class carriers as well as its existing Nimitz-class carriers.

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1 comment:

Roger Smith said...

Perhaps it's me but it sure seems this drone situation certainly seems to have taken the world's militaries by storm in a relatively short time period.