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Unmanned Systems

January 31, 2018 | Daily News

A demonstration of the U.S. and British armies' robotic systems last October gave a glimpse into the future of transporting supplies to the front lines without drivers. It was the beginning of a three-year project to eliminate risks inherent in the "difficult and dangerous" last mile, according to an Army release.

January 30, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy last year began planning for an unmanned Aegis self-defense test ship only after repeated arm-twisting by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, according to a Defense Department report.

January 30, 2018 | Daily News

The Army is in the midst of a review of all requirements for small unmanned aircraft systems, with the results expected to drive all future small UAS requirements, the service told Inside the Army.

January 29, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department chartered the Stand-Off Weapons Defeat Joint Integrated Product Team to study "state-of-the-art" unmanned undersea vehicle countermeasures, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

January 26, 2018 | Daily News

Developmental testing on Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk revealed the MS-177 sensor's electromagnetic interference could lead to false signals intelligence reporting, the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation wrote in his fiscal year 2017 report released this week.

January 19, 2018 | Daily News

Shaw Air Force Base, SC, expects to fly its first MQ-9 combat line by early spring, and officials there told Inside the Air Force this week they hope service leadership will continue their commitment to sustained funding and flexible planning as the new Reaper control group stands up.

January 17, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy will use a rapid acquisition strategy for the Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle as a model for other acquisition programs.

January 17, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy has created an executive steering council composed of key stakeholders to ensure unmanned maritime systems fit into the service's vision of the future fleet.

January 12, 2018 | Daily News

Shaw Air Force Base, SC, announced this week it received service Secretary Heather Wilson's approval to stand up a new MQ-9 Reaper group over the next four years, after passing an environmental impact study last year.

January 11, 2018 | Daily News

Aurora's Orion long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle will take steps toward deployment over the next two years, although the Air Force has not created a formal program of record.

January 11, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy has created an executive steering council composed of key stakeholders to ensure unmanned maritime systems fit into the service’s vision of the future fleet.

January 10, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy should take several steps, such as creating a venture capital firm and an internal "Shark Tank" program, to ensure its autonomy capabilities stay ahead of its adversaries, according a new report by a Navy advisory panel.

January 09, 2018 | Daily News

The Army has contracted Kratos to develop 70 to 80 high-speed aerial targets over a five-year period, according to a company official. Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems -- formerly Composite Engineering -- will deliver the drones with ground support, including launchers and spares.

January 09, 2018 | Daily News

Development of the Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle is facing new delays stemming from a funding shortfall, forcing a 15-month delay to plans for declaring the newest variant of the Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasure mission package operational.

January 04, 2018 | Daily News

A new consortium of defense contractors is in the works to advance autonomy technologies in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory.

January 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office will soon begin accepting proposals for a secretive project to allow semi-autonomous unmanned aircraft systems to team with manned fighter aircraft.

January 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is embarking on a technology development effort to use autonomy to bolster the survivability of large and extra-large underwater vehicles.

December 14, 2017 | Daily News

A new technology for unmanned aerial cargo vehicles, demonstrated this week, is pushing the Marine Corps to change its thinking about mission sets, according to a service official.

December 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center released a request for proposals last week to establish a technology consortium to get equipment to the fleet faster compared to the traditional Defense Department acquisition process.

December 12, 2017 | Daily News

The MQ-8C Fire Scout is expected to reach initial operating capability and see its first deployment in 2020, according to Northrop Grumman officials.

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