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Unmanned Systems

September 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is examining top-level requirements for ground robotics programs, Maj. Gen. Kevin Iiams said Tuesday.

September 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Air National Guard's MQ-9 enterprise has been quietly fighting under the radar to show the remotely piloted aircraft has utility in future operations by transforming its hunter-killer counterinsurgency capabilities to better enable joint all-domain command and control under a little-known initiative called the "Ghost Reaper," multiple sources tell Inside Defense.

September 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Air National Guard's MQ-9 enterprise has been quietly fighting under the radar to show the remotely piloted aircraft has utility in future operations by transforming its hunter-killer counterinsurgency capabilities to better enable joint all-domain command and control under a little-known initiative called the "Ghost Reaper," multiple sources tell Inside Defense.

September 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is eyeing an investment of about $100 million in its vanguard programs -- which strive to accelerate transformational capabilities to the battlefield -- in fiscal year 2024 to meet the demands of the service's 2030 Science and Technology Strategy.

September 16, 2020 | Daily News

The White House has sent the Senate Armed Services Committee a list of provisions in the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill it does not like, but chose to lead with one President Trump has said would make him veto the entire must-pass bill -- the re-naming of U.S. military bases that currently honor Confederate leaders.

September 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is planning more tests of the Agile Condor pod that enables an MQ-9 Reaper to autonomously surveil targets with artificial intelligence -- such as algorithms developed by Project Maven -- for extended periods, even if connection to the ground station is lost.

September 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is addressing capability gaps and receiving feedback from units assessing prototypes of the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System as the service works to define a capability development document for the effort, a service official said yesterday. (UPDATED)

September 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Army's first soldier experiment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle effort showed some software issues that need some work, according to one of the officials involved.

September 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is collaborating with the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to leverage the digital infrastructure enabled by its enterprise-wide cloud, software development and data support initiatives to achieve Project Maven's original goals and develop 'AI as a service' for all the military departments.

September 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy urgently contracted the use of five wind-powered, unmanned surface vessels for data collection during a major exercise with the intent to survey industry for other capabilities if the demonstrations are successful.

September 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is addressing capability gaps and receiving feedback from units assessing prototypes of the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System as the service works to define a capability development document for the effort, a service official said yesterday.

September 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is working with the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office to evaluate the command, control and design of large and medium unmanned surface vehicles.

September 08, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy has begun a prototyping effort to demonstrate a new autonomous integration capability that, if successful, will debuted in the fiscal year 2022 budget request, according to an officer overseeing the project.

September 08, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy late last week awarded six companies with contracts to begin studies for the Large Unmanned Surface Vessel, providing an early look into which companies will vie to build the new class of ship.

August 28, 2020 | Daily News

L3Harris Technologies' new contract to build the Navy’s Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel includes the maritime technology firm Gibbs & Cox as well as the Louisiana-based shipbuilder Swiftships as subcontractors, according to an L3Harris executive.

August 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy’s chief weapons buyer said yesterday the service’s new campaign plan for unmanned systems will strive to “align” various efforts across the operational fleet, developmental squadrons, warfare centers and the acquisition corps.

August 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon announced today the availability of new, U.S.-manufactured, small unmanned aircraft systems for a variety of government uses after the Defense Department and other federal agencies phased out their use of popular Chinese-made drones and components due to security concerns.

August 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory had to abort a July 29 flight test of Kratos' XQ-58A Valkyrie after an "anomaly" with the rocket-assisted take-off system -- the drone's second mishap in 10 months.

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has released an initial request for information for the investment strategy for Air-Launched Effects, drones that can perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks and deliver lethal effects against threats.

August 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Army this week is concluding the first soldier operational experiment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle effort to assess how it can integrate unmanned vehicles into ground combat formations.

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