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Unmanned Systems

May 17, 2017 | Daily News

The Army's Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, which tested several technologies to counter unmanned aerial systems, ultimately could lead to programs of record, according to service officials.

May 16, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy has formally transitioned the MQ-8C Fire Scout program -- its autonomous helicopter project that incorporates "endurance" upgrades, including a larger and more powerful aircraft than the original platform -- to low-rate initial production, reinstating a decision rescinded in 2014 when the service decided to migrate the electronic guts of the system from a smaller aircraft.

May 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is purchasing additional Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft systems, according to a May 10 Defense Department announcement.

May 10, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is developing a strategy to enhance the expeditionary capability of its maneuver forces by reducing demand for sustainment, and conducting a series of experiments to inform that effort.

May 10, 2017 | Daily News

During a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division increased their precision-strike capabilities and faced a growing number of unmanned aerial vehicles, according to the unit's commander.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

The new fiscal year 2017 spending agreement provides funding for many of the shipbuilding priorities under the Navy's accelerated fleet plan, but falls short on the service's request for additional aircraft.

April 28, 2017 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin is drawing up ideas for ways to turn its Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile into a delivery system for smaller munitions and potentially small unmanned aerial systems, a configuration that could be immediately available with federal funding, a company official told Inside the Air Force this week.

April 26, 2017 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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

April 18, 2017 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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.

April 03, 2017 | Daily News

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.