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Eye on the Navy

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (Sept. 9, 2021) Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, left, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, shakes hands with Capt. Michael D. Brasseur, the ? rst commodore of Task Force (TF 59) during a commissioning ceremony for TF 59 onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Sept. 9. TF 59 is the ? rst U.S. Navy task force of its kind, designed to rapidly integrate unmanned systems and arti? cial intelligence with maritime operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. have several unmanned vessels underway in regional waters maritime exercise to date,” said Cooper. “It involved 10 na- that have been out there for 140 days, which is incredible. The tions bringing more than 80 unmanned platforms together.” goal is to work with our partners and grow the USV capability Capt. Michael Brasseur is the TF 59 commander. “We are by the summer of 2023 to a point where we have 100 USVs focused on the rapid delivery of unmanned systems and arti- operating around the theater. Our partners see the opportunity ? cial intelligence into ? eet operations, to enhance maritime here and they are very committed to moving forward.” domain awareness.” “Earlier this year we conducted the world’s largest unmanned The task force works closely with members of Navy’s re-

Photo by Petty Of? cer 3rd Class Dawson Roth U.S. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dawson Roth

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