By G9ija

As the US Navy (USN) works towards the development of unmanned platforms, the service is focusing on the command-and-control (C2) of those systems and integrating them with traditional manned operations, according to Admiral Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations (CNO).

“One of the key challenges for a hybrid fleet is going to be the ability to command and control it,” Adm Gilday said on 20 July during a Navy League 2021 Sea-Air-Space exposition virtual online “prequel” discussion in advance of the actual exposition, which is scheduled to take place from 1 to 4 August in Maryland.