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Unmanned Systems

December 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center released a request for proposals last week to establish a technology consortium to get equipment to the fleet faster compared to the traditional Defense Department acquisition process.

December 12, 2017 | Daily News

The MQ-8C Fire Scout is expected to reach initial operating capability and see its first deployment in 2020, according to Northrop Grumman officials.

December 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Army will soon conduct "fly-off" tests of potential unmanned aircraft systems for use by individual soldiers, according to a solicitation notice.

December 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon has tapped Boeing to compete in a new technology demonstration effort to integrate a low-power laser on a high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle, handing the company which led the Airborne Laser program -- terminated in 2009 -- another bite at the apple in the U.S. military's latest effort to develop speed-of-light missile defense.

December 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps held an out brief conference in late November that focused on the first phase of Sea Dragon 2025 and has decided to rapidly field quadcopters to every infantry squad "within months," according to a service official.

December 08, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force recently notified lawmakers it is moving nearly $20 million in fiscal year 2017 procurement funding to modify 14 MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft as a new-start program.

November 29, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy’s newly established Unmanned Undersea Squadron (UUVRON-1) is slated to have 95 personnel and 45 UUVs from the service's programs of record by 2024, according to the squadron's commanding officer.

November 29, 2017 | Daily News

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, is next in line to receive a wing of 24 MQ-9 Reaper aircraft, the Air Force announced Tuesday night.

November 29, 2017 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-4C Triton to the Navy and following a program restructure the effort is on track for initial operational test and evaluation.

November 27, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy is challenging industry to develop an unmanned surface vehicle in 12 months that can move at 19 knots, be capable of surviving moderate seas and operate continuously for 90 days without a crew or manned maintenance.

November 21, 2017 | Daily News

A way to grow the Navy's fleet to 355 ships is to incorporate autonomous vessels, which would reduce cost and improve efficiency, according to an Austal USA executive.

November 17, 2017 | Daily News

Congress is backtracking on earlier language that would have blocked the Air Force from retiring Lockheed Martin's U-2 Dragon Lady and Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk before 2024.

October 30, 2017 | Daily News

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy may replace its hospital ship fleet with autonomous systems and is asking industry for ideas on how to safely recover shipwrecked sailors, according to a service official.

October 27, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is restructuring how it manages remotely piloted aircraft forces to reflect the needs of an MQ-9 Reaper fleet that has nearly quadrupled in size and spread to support multiple geographic combatant commands over more than two decades.

October 25, 2017 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman will not bid on the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker program, the company's chief executive said today.

October 25, 2017 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman will not bid on the Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker program, the company's chief executive said today.

October 20, 2017 | Daily News

The Army should place "big bets" on a range of new areas needed to ensure capability overmatch in future fights, according to an advisory panel that in a new study calls for long-term, sustained investments in manned-unmanned-teaming capabilities for ground forces, increased lethality from new payloads and precision munitions with longer reaches as well the dramatic step of redesigning the Army.

October 19, 2017 | Daily News

Boeing said today HorizonX, its innovation cell, has invested in Near Earth Autonomy, which specializes in developing technologies to enable autonomous flight.

October 18, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy will apply lessons learned from the Strategic Capabilities Office's Ghost Fleet project to the service's unmanned undersea vehicle programs, according to the Littoral Combat Ship program executive officer.

October 17, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department has tapped Lockheed Martin to begin integrating a low-power laser on a high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle, the first of a small number of contracts slated to be awarded this year to develop competing approaches for a potential precursor to an airborne laser capable of intercepting ballistic missiles during the boost-phase of flight.

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