February 1, 2023

Navy Holds 1st Unmanned Fleet Exercise

Unmanned

The US Pacific Fleet held the first-ever exercise — Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem 21 — that focused on unmanned systems, moving the service closer to integrating manned and unmanned capabilities in daily fleet operations and battle plans.

Stealthy F-35B Tests Weaponry Follow-up

The first day of weapons, or external stores, flight test during Cavour’s sea trials with the F-35B, the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft that will serve as the ship’s key weapon system.

DoD Eyes Reduced Spending on Carriers

Carrier

The Pentagon is considering a reduction in its aircraft carrier force structure as part of the upcoming fiscal 2022 budget submission to Congress.