Surface Navy 2021: Congressional oversight slows naval unmanned programme development, US Navy officials contend

by Michael Fabey

Expanded oversight of unmanned programmes has kept the US Navy (USN) from moving more quickly on the development of certain platforms and systems, according to USN officials.

“We’ve been marked several times in that area,” USN Undersecretary Gregory Slavonic said on 13 January during a keynote speech at the virtual Surface Navy Association 2021 National Symposium, which started on 11 January. “We’re getting beat up,” he said.

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Expanded oversight of unmanned programmes has kept the US Navy (USN) from moving more quickly on the...

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