The Navy is about to place a major bet on the future of U.S. air power.
For the first time ever, the Navy launched a drone off an aircraft carrier at sea today. It just didn’t land on the carrier, a much harder task.
It may have happened on land, but the Navy’s demonstrator for its aircraft-carrier drone of the future caught the arresting gear on a mock deck. That’s a positive sign.
The Pentagon has bought a lot of flying spying and lethal robots over the years. But the hefty budget the Pentagon released today shows that the explosion in military cash for drones is over.
A prominent Navy thinker wants to do away with the massive ships that have long dominated the seas. What should replace them?