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Unmanned Systems

September 06, 2017 | Daily News

A top Air Force intelligence official said this week the service plans to be able to sift through and label classified photos and videos taken from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms like the MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk by this time next year, as the result of experiments ongoing with the Defense Department’s Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team.

September 05, 2017 | Daily News

Kratos' Valkyrie, in development for the Air Force's Low-Cost Attritable Strike Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration, completed the aircraft's critical design review earlier this month and is working toward flight tests by the third quarter of 2018, a company official told Inside the Air Force this week.

August 30, 2017 | Daily News

The Army plans to pursue a swarming capability with a forthcoming small unmanned aerial system program, according to the robotics branch chief at the Army Capabilities Integration Center.

August 29, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is pursuing a tethered unmanned aircraft system capability to help meet its overall robotic and autonomous platform objectives.

August 27, 2017 | Daily News

Industry showcased a range of technologies for undersea vehicles and communication networks during an annual Navy technology exercise.

August 23, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy has not stopped work on the unmanned undersea vehicle Knifefish because Congress approved $9.7 million in reprogramming funds this fiscal year to continue program integration and testing efforts.

August 14, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy may have to issue a stop-work order for Knifefish, a vital component of the Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package, because the program office is running out of money, Inside the Navy has learned.

August 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council is delaying validation that the RQ-4 Global Hawk's capabilities are on par with those of the U-2, as the Defense Department waits to see whether Congress scraps that certification requirement in the final fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill.

August 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force plans to mature extended-range technology for its Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers under an undefinitized contract action issued March 30, a service spokesman said this week.

August 08, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is using ground vehicle manned-unmanned teaming during an annual live-fire exercise this month.

August 07, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is on track to employ 100 enlisted airmen as RQ-4 Global Hawk pilots by March 2020, the service told congressional leaders in a report last month.

August 04, 2017 | Daily News

U.S. Strategic Command is broadening its previous guidance on countering unmanned aerial systems to include space and missile defense assets.

August 04, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is preparing to open the question of integrating autonomy into aircraft and computer systems to industry through a recent broad agency announcement that leverages the service's earlier work in that field, an Air Force Research Laboratory official told Inside the Air Force this week.

July 24, 2017 | Daily News

A rudimentary system to help operational units defeat unmanned aircraft systems is neither "omniscient" nor "universally able," but helps to protect critical infrastructure, according to the commander of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

July 24, 2017 | Daily News

The Army plans to demonstrate multiple leader-follower capabilities in October as part of a collaborative project with the United Kingdom, according to project managers at the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

July 21, 2017 | Daily News

A Lockheed Martin spokeswoman told Inside the Air Force this week the company will have options ready for Congress and the Air Force if Senate language telling the service to explore the idea of an unmanned U-2 is approved in the final fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill.

July 18, 2017 | Daily News

Some of the largest defense contractors are increasingly taking positions in the unmanned maritime systems market, buying companies and readying for new Navy programs.

July 12, 2017 | Daily News

Textron's Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system was recently cleared by the Navy to compete for sea-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance task orders in U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command.

July 11, 2017 | Daily News

The head of Air Force Air Combat Command wants broader authority to deal with small, unmanned aerial systems after service assets were threatened twice last week.

June 30, 2017 | Daily News

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, NV -- The success of introducing the Block 5 MQ-9 Reaper at the same time as the MQ-1 Predator sunsets depends in part on how Block 5 performs in combat.