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Jordan to support US Navy unmanned drone task force in Red Sea

The Royal Jordanian Naval Base at Aqaba will host the US 5th Fleet's Task Force 59 to test unmanned surface craft in the coming weeks.
US Navy sailors stand guard aboard the USS Sirocco patrol ship while docked at the US 5th Fleet Command in Bahrain's capital, Manama, on Dec. 17, 2019.

A Jordanian naval base at the Red Sea port city of Aqaba will become the latest hub for a new US Navy task force to test unmanned technology in Middle Eastern waters.

In the coming weeks, the US 5th Fleet’s Task Force 59 will work with members of the Royal Jordanian Navy to deploy Saildrone unmanned surface vessels via Aqaba.

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