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NEWS | April 19, 2021

Naval Base San Diego showcases Innovative Unmanned Technologies

By Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs

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VIDEO | 00:12 | Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker discusses unmanned vessels
The Naval leadership in attendance, including Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker, represented a broad spectrum of warfighting experience and policy expertise.

The DV day, hosted by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet on behalf of Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, provided a forum for leadership and tactical commanders to experience participating manned and unmanned systems firsthand, question subject matter experts on the capabilities and integration of the Battle Problem systems, and collaborate about the operational approach to innovating and adapting new technology.

"Our unmanned systems are a great force multiplier for our Navy," said Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker. "They bring a lot of capability to the Fleet."

Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, observes a Vanilla Ultra Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle on Pier 12 during Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP 21) Distinguished Visitors day at Naval Base San Diego.
SLIDESHOW | 2 images | 210416-N-ZZ513-1100 SAN DIEGO (April 16, 2021) Chief of Naval Research, Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, observes a Vanilla Ultra Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle on Pier 12 during Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP 21) Distinguished Visitors day at Naval Base San Diego. U.S. Pacific Fleet�s UxS IBP 21, April 19-26, integrates manned and unmanned capabilities into the most challenging operational scenarios to generate war fighting advantages. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)
UxS IBP 21 will feature the MQ-8 Fire Scout, MQ-9 Sea Guardian, the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vessels Sea Hunter and Seahawk, and various other unmanned systems operating with manned operational units "above the sea, on the sea, and below the sea".

This exercise will directly inform warfighters, warfare centers, and developers to further incorporate unmanned capabilities in day-to-day Fleet operations and battle plans.

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VIDEO | 00:23 | UXS IBP 21 DV Day

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VIDEO | 00:14 | Rear Adm. Selby Speaks in IBP 21 DV Day

U.S. Pacific Fleet's UxS IBP 21, April 19-26, integrates manned and unmanned capabilities into the most challenging operational scenarios to generate warfighting advantages. For more information on UxS IBP 21, please visit, www.dvidshub.net/feature/IBP21.