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Unmanned Systems

August 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy today announced a medium-sized, unmanned undersea vehicle program developed to hunt mines has cleared the milestone C acquisition hurdle, paving the way for a low-rate initial production contract to be made to prime contractor General Dynamics Mission Systems.

August 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy today announced a medium-sized, unmanned undersea vehicle program developed to hunt mines has cleared the milestone C acquisition hurdle, paving the way for a low-rate initial production contract to be made to prime contractor General Dynamics Mission Systems.

August 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition and sustainment office is exploring whether the Defense Department should shift to a model where it pays contractors to defend some U.S. military installations from unmanned aerial systems, rather than using government personnel and systems.

August 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is on its way to replacing the Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System in brigade combat teams.

August 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's lead for remotely piloted aircraft wants to use a 1950s fighter production concept being resurfaced by senior officials to reduce acquisition time lines and costs as the service prepares for the next era of its drone enterprise.

August 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon wants to boost American manufacturers of small unmanned aerial systems by connecting them with "trusted" venture capitalists as part of a new program being launched later this fall.

August 15, 2019 | Daily News

The concept design phase for a new unmanned surface vessel may be limited from seven contract awards to five if Congress maintains a proposed $20 million cut to the program in the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill, according to an undated document newly obtained by Inside Defense.

August 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy told Congress this week that proposed cuts to the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill could result in delays of one to two years for the fourth Gerald Ford-class aircraft carrier and the new MQ-25 unmanned aerial tanker.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy can lower the cost of conducting distributed operations by utilizing autonomous systems for logistics, according to the service's acquisition chief.

August 01, 2019 | Daily News

NEWPORT, RI -- The Navy plans to observe more than 70 new technologies that aim to bolster undersea security at naval ports and ranges as part of the 2019 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, a rolling event that began earlier this year and will culminate this month with a two-day exercise designed to both showcase technologies as well as incubate collaboration and innovation among industry, academia and the U.S. military.

July 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps intends to purchase between 80 and 100 Group 5 unmanned aerial systems envisioned to take on a variety of mission sets and operate from a large-deck amphibious ship or Navy destroyer, according to a service official.

July 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Lab's effort to rapidly field autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles enabled with artificial intelligence may soon have a formal procurement strategy and a place in the service’s fiscal year 2021 budget.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is hosting a demonstration of simulated, close-range combat exercises featuring autonomous aircraft controlled by artificial intelligence, as part of a larger effort to increase warfighters’ trust in machines.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is preparing to send lawmakers findings of an independent technical study on the feasibility of using an unmanned aerial vehicle to launch an interceptor against a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile during the first minutes after launch.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy, preparing for great power conflict, is sending its strongest indication to date that it predicts its future is in unmanned systems.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy unmanned aircraft shot down by Iran was evidently a 2011 legacy Global Hawk transferred from the Air Force, not one of the Navy's new MQ-4C Triton aircraft derived from the Global Hawk design but optimized for maritime missions.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OHIO -- The Air Force's XQ-58A Valkyrie and Skyborg unmanned aerial vehicle capabilities are among the service's first vanguard programs, a new concept introduced in the 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, according to the chief of Air Combat Command.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is seeking information from industry for a new, long-range reconnaissance unmanned aircraft system.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

Following an operational user test demonstration this spring, the Army has decided the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport vehicle -- previously intended only for squads -- is best suited for battalions.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is preparing to demonstrate in September how robots can work effectively with soldiers during planning and execution processes under its Command of Robotics Systems, or CoRS, program.

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