When sailors commit to the arduous life of Navy service, they must be able to trust that their well-being will be a top priority for the organization.
Destroyers and other small ships were meant to be jacks of all trades, but as they age, the Navy should consider narrowing their assigned missions to prolong their service lives and ease supply and maintenance issues for sailors.
Task Force 59 in Fifth Fleet is deploying operational platforms to generate new knowledge. Stood up two years ago, it evaluated 80-some small uncrewed surface vessel designs before culling the field to 15 for a three-week integration exercise. Facing a tsunami of new technology and unsure how to adopt it, the Navy needs the fleet to find the opportunities.
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