MANAMA, Bahrain – Leaders from U.S. Central Command’s Army, Air Drive, Marine Corps and Particular Operations elements visited U.S. fifth Fleet headquarters in Manama, Bahrain, July 22.
Accompanied by Navy leaders, greater than 50 personnel toured U.S. ships moored at Naval Help Exercise Bahrain and discovered about U.S. fifth Fleet’s integration of unmanned techniques and synthetic intelligence.
“We designed today to showcase the various contributions U.S. naval forces are making to regional maritime safety every day,” mentioned Lt. Cmdr. Melvin Giddin, U.S. fifth Fleet’s lead planner for the go to. “It was an incredible alternative to not solely clarify our present missions but additionally how we’re bringing in new applied sciences for the longer term.”
Visitors toured guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), patrol coastal ship USS Monsoon (PC 4), and U.S. Coast Guard quick response cutter USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141).
U.S. fifth Fleet’s unmanned techniques and synthetic intelligence activity power, Job Drive 59, displayed high-endurance and high-speed unmanned floor vessels on the pier and led excursions of a brand new Robotics Operations Heart.
“It’s sophisticated work to combine a community of manned and unmanned sensors into fleet operations for higher maritime consciousness, and it’s vital to have companions and leaders from throughout the army perceive what we’re doing and be a part of us as we transfer quickly,” mentioned Ensign Schuyler Moore, Job Drive 59’s chief technique officer.
When the go to concluded, a number of the visitors departed Bahrain on P-8A Poseidon plane from Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 for in-flight briefs on the maritime patrol and reconnaissance mission.
The U.S. fifth Fleet working space consists of 21 nations, the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Crimson Sea, components of the Indian Ocean and three essential choke factors on the Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandeb and Suez Canal.