“ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy is taking steps to mature organizations that oversee unmanned surface and undersea vehicles, with the Surface Development Squadron (SURFDEVRON) 1 missions, functions and tasks being finalized and a second unmanned underwater vehicle squadron being stood up.

On the surface side, an Oct. 17 document shows SURFDEVRON-1 will fall under Naval Surface Force Pacific for administrative control and under U.S. 3rd Fleet for operational control. The squadron will control the three Zumwalt-class destroyers and any medium and large unmanned surface vehicles, and it will be supported by a slew of San Diego-based training-, warfare development- and maintenance-related commands.”