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Unmanned Systems

April 19, 2019 | Daily News

The upcoming request for proposals from the Navy's unmanned maritime systems office for the Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel will send a "clear signal" to industry about autonomy: intellectual property cannot come at the expense of the military's ability to "plug and play," according to a service official.

April 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is evaluating how unmanned vessels will factor into the fleet and expects to issue a new requirement for autonomous ships, according to a senior service official.

April 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is accelerating its research and development to counter commercially available unmanned aircraft systems, and is partnering with the Defense Digital Service to do it, according to a March 28 memo obtained by Inside Defense.

March 28, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking a $65 million funding boost in fiscal year 2020 for its main portfolio of artificial intelligence development efforts, as well as an array of other increases and new-start projects related to AI and machine learning.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force intends to purchase 12 General Atomics MQ-9 Reapers for $361 million in fiscal year 2020.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

FLIR Systems is refocusing its attention on its government and defense business, making significant acquisitions to bolster its unmanned work and opening a new headquarters in Arlington, VA, to be closer to the Pentagon.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force aims to field an unmanned autonomous vehicle that can serve as a platform for operational artificial intelligence by the end of 2023, according to the program's manager.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy cut more than $1.2 billion of research and development funding for the MQ-25 program out of its fiscal year 2020 budget and associated future years defense program compared to previous projections.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy intends to publish a competitive request for proposals in fiscal year 2020 for one of its largest developmental unmanned undersea vehicles, a move that would accelerate the program by five years.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's Future Unmanned Aircraft System program receives a drastic funding boost in the service's fiscal year 2020 budget request as the program takes shape, a main effort under the service's Future Vertical Lift priority.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army wants to spend about $1 billion over its five-year defense plan to develop the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle and $470 million to prototype the Robotic Combat Vehicle, according to new details in the service's fiscal year 2020 budget request.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy plans to request a $205.6 billion topline, including what is projected to be the largest requested shipbuilding budget in 20 years, according to fiscal year 2020 budget briefing slides obtained by Inside Defense.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps plans to ask Congress for $21 million in research and development funding for its Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Expeditionary program in the fiscal year 2020 request, according to a service spokesman.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps plans to ask Congress for $21 million in research and development funding for its Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Expeditionary program in the fiscal year 2020 request, according to a service spokesman.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy will procure two additional unmanned surface vessels configured by the Strategic Capabilities Office in fiscal year 2020, and experimentation with those ships will inform the top-level requirements of eight Large USVs purchased throughout the future years defense program, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy plans to request a $205.6 billion topline, including what is projected to be the largest requested shipbuilding budget in 20 years, according to fiscal year 2020 budget briefing slides obtained by Inside Defense.

March 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has issued more than a dozen contracts to develop insect-scale robotic technologies needed for a new-class of ultra-small platforms the size of ants that might one day clandestinely move within 10 centimeters of a target.

February 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is proposing a series of industry days to discuss the nascent stages of standardizing autonomous vehicle interfaces, with the intent to mandate those standards in future contracts, according to a Feb. 15 request for information.

February 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is hosting a second experiment this fall to determine whether off-the-shelf directed energy technology can be used to counter unmanned aerial systems, and if successful, the service intends to acquire this technology using accelerated acquisition authorities, according to a Feb. 8 announcement.

February 09, 2019 | Daily News

Despite progress in career advancement for remotely piloted aircraft pilots, the Air Force has not evaluated its process for efficiently managing certain staff positions, according to a congressional watchdog.

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