The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps have released a campaign plan that outlines a strategy for integrating unmanned systems in support of the future maritime mission.
The Unmanned Campaign Framework has five goals, including advancing manned-unmanned teaming effects within the full range of naval and joint operations, building a digital infrastructure that adopts unmanned capabilities at scale and speed and incentivizing rapid incremental development and testing cycles for unmanned platforms, the Navy said Tuesday.
The plan provides guidance on how the services will identify performance requirements, reduce risks and pursue an agile approach to come up with core technologies in order to integrate unmanned platforms into the Navy’s future force structure.
“The Navy and Marine Corps unmanned campaign plan will guide our naval research and development investments, and through the acquisition process, we will collaborate with our industry partners to design, build, field and sustain manned and unmanned teaming throughout the fleet,” said Frederick Stefany, acting assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.
“It also sets the framework to enable the Department of the Navy to accelerate, deliver and scale valuable manned and unmanned capabilities,” Stefany added.