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Unmanned Systems

April 26, 2017 |

This week's gathering of the Army aviation community is expected to include insights from senior service leaders and previews of potential future platforms from industry.

April 25, 2017 |

General Atomics is pitching the Navy that it is the best vendor for the MQ-25 Stingray program because accelerated acquisition is part of the company's culture, according to an executive.

April 19, 2017 |

The Navy has awarded another round of interim contracts to four eligible bidders in the MQ-25 program, a move intended to keep industry teams in place as the government this summer prepares to launch a multibillion-dollar competition to develop and field an unmanned logistics aircraft that promises to extend the combat reach of aircraft carriers.

April 19, 2017 |

The Navy hosted an industry day this week to inform companies on the service's plans for developing a mine neutralizer.

April 18, 2017 |

The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is working with two companies to design and build a ground robot capable of using different mission payloads, according to a service official.

April 18, 2017 |

The Army is preparing to test two systems designed to address a growing unmanned aerial system threat in Europe, with a view to employing them as early as this summer, according to the commander of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

April 10, 2017 |

The Navy is advancing Textron's Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle as the next-generation platform for hunting mines in broad areas of the water, as plans for an unmanned underwater vehicle to carry out the same mission are lagging behind.

April 10, 2017 |

The Navy is asking "hard questions" about the role unmanned ships will take in the future of surface warfare, according to a Naval Sea Systems Command official.

April 05, 2017 |

The Army faces certain challenges as work continues on the robotic wingman capability with plans to hold a demonstration in August, according to a service official.

April 05, 2017 |

Gen. John Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, said Tuesday he signed off on guidance last week to dictate how to engage with unmanned aerial vehicles spotted near weapons facilities in the United States.

April 04, 2017 |

The Snakehead Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle program, selected by the Navy for accelerated acquisition, may be two years behind schedule because of funding cuts in upcoming budget cycles, Inside Defense has learned.

April 03, 2017 |

In the near term the Marine Corps will set aside the bulk of its science and technology funding for autonomy, specifically looking at how to integrate that capability onto trucks, according to an official.

April 03, 2017 |

The Marine Corps is encouraging the Navy's surface warfare directorate to join planning requirements for a large, sea-based unmanned aerial system, according to a service official.

March 30, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is asking for $178.2 million in the fiscal year 2017 defense budget amendment to support research, development and procurement of systems to counter small unmanned aerial vehicles, as a U.S. Central Command official promotes a proactive approach.

March 21, 2017 |

Naval Sea Systems Command has organized an “integrated product team” of representatives from different program offices to make it easier and faster to deploy unmanned systems off submarines, according to a Navy official.

March 17, 2017 | Inside the Navy

The Navy has begun modifying aircraft carriers to host control stations, multiple displays and an area for the air vehicle operator to sit when flying the MQ-25 Stingray, according to a service official.

March 16, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

The head of Air Force Special Operations Command earlier this month elaborated on his vision to streamline the remotely piloted aircraft workforce, saying he wants to try controlling multiple aircraft with one keyboard sometime this year.

March 15, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon will permanently station Gray Eagle drones in South Korea, Defense Department Capt. Jeff Davis said Monday, a week after a series of North Korean missile launches landed in the Sea of Japan.

March 10, 2017 | Inside the Army

The Army is taking another step in its ongoing effort to bolster the capacity to counter unmanned aerial systems.

March 10, 2017 | Inside the Navy

The Navy recently released the final request for proposals for the Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle and is offering industry schedule incentives if items are delivered early.

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