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231127-A-US124-1137.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Marita Schwab

Nov 29, 2023
MANAMA, Bahrain - 231127-A-US124-1137 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 27, 2023) The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) sails with two T-38 Devil Ray unmanned surface vessels (USV) and an Arabian Fox MAST-13 USV, all attached to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) Task Force 59, during exercise Digital Talon 2.0 in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 27. NAVCENT completed the exercise demonstrating the ability of unmanned platforms to pair with traditionally crewed ships in “manned-unmanned teaming” to identify and target hostile forces at sea. Then, using munitions launched from another unmanned platform, engaged and destroyed those targets.


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