In an era where the future of military operations is increasingly intertwined with technology and innovation, the United States Navy’s Task Force 59 (TF59) has emerged as a trailblazer, revolutionizing naval operations by embracing a hybrid manned-unmanned fleet.

Two years since its inception, TF59 has marked significant milestones and set a precedent for innovation and experimentation that is now spreading to other naval commands.

A Startup Mentality in the Navy

“We have a kind of a startup mentality here,” stated Captain Colin Corridan, the commander of Task Force 59, during an interview with Defense One.

This innovative approach creates an environment where ideas flourish, and innovation takes center stage. Capt. Corridan emphasized the importance of soliciting ideas from every level of the organization, fostering a culture where innovation is paramount.