Hawaii’s strategic location puts it centerstage in military’s effort to enhance capability
By William Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 16, 2019
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(Video courtesy of DARPA)
A 132-foot robot warship -- the Sea Hunter -- became the first ship to successfully navigate autonomously from San Diego to Pearl Harbor and back to San Diego without a single crew member aboard, except for short-duration systems-check boardings, maker Leidos said Jan. 31.
U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO BY SENIOR AIRMAN THOMAS BARLEY
A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and two F-22 Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam flew in formation Jan. 15 near Diamond Head State Monument during a training mission.
COURTESY U.S. AIR FORCE
A historic first rotational deployment of B-2 Spirit bombers to Hawaii in August and September was followed up by another rotation here ending Jan. 31. More such deployments will likely follow.