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Unmanned Systems

February 08, 2012 | Daily News

The Navy unmanned aviation community is anticipating a loaded year of important milestones for unmanned aircraft throughout the service, Rear Adm. William Shannon, program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons, said today.

February 03, 2012 | Inside the Navy
The Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aerial system program will participate in a new joint project to simulate UAS mission environments beginning this fiscal year, according to the program office.
February 03, 2012 | Inside the Navy
With one shipboard deployment already under its belt and another squadron headed out on another frigate, the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial system is getting a few improvements to help it deal with maritime missions, according to some recent Federal Business Opportunities notices.
January 27, 2012 | Inside the Navy
Northrop Grumman and the Navy recently undertook some flight tests to demonstrate an autonomous aerial refueling capability for the Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator program using a Learjet as a surrogate platform, the company announced last week.
January 27, 2012 | Daily News

The Air Force has not made a final decision on what to do with its C-27J and Global Hawk Block 30 aircraft, and after axing both programs from its procurement plan the service is almost certain to place them in storage, the chief of staff said today.

January 26, 2012 | Daily News

The Defense Department's $525 billion fiscal year 2013 budget request cuts F-35 Joint Strike Fighter procurement quantities, reduces funding for the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program because of a delay caused by a contract dispute, and curtails the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Elevated Netted Sensor System due to concerns about its cost and operational mobility, states a DOD white paper released today.

January 20, 2012 | Inside the Army

A perceived
lack of coordination among a growing airship inventory prompted legislators to
mandate that the Pentagon designate an official to manage airship programs,
according to a Senate Armed Services Committee spokeswoman.

January 20, 2012 | Inside the Army

Secretary John McHugh has issued a new policy Army unmanned aerial vehicle
operators must follow when flying these systems outside restricted military air
space in U.S. skies.

January 13, 2012 | Inside the Navy
Ongoing issues with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are also causing problems for Navy ship programs, according to the most recent annual report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester, which also knocked the Littoral Combat Ship, LPD-17 amphibious assault ship, MQ-8B Fire Scout and other programs.
January 13, 2012 | Inside the Navy
Lockheed Martin's K-MAX unmanned cargo helicopter's initial deployment with Marines in Afghanistan is going well enough to spark Army interest in the program, company officials announced Jan. 10 at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium.
January 13, 2012 | Inside the Army

Soldiers at a
select combat outpost in Afghanistan were slated last week to take possession
of the Squad Mission Support System, an experimental unmanned ground vehicle
designed to carry combat gear on patrol missions, according to an Army

January 13, 2012 | Daily News

Military leaders are rushing new weapons into operational testing despite signs the systems are not ready, the Pentagon's top tester warns in a new report that spotlights big problems threatening to undermine an array of major programs.

The latest annual report from J. Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department's operational testing chief, counsels the armed services to conduct rigorous developmental testing, aimed at early detection of software and hardware problems, before moving on to trials in an operationally realistic environment.

January 10, 2012 | Daily News

Since carrying out its first mission for the Marine Corps in Afghanistan last month, Lockheed Martin's K-MAX unmanned helicopter has delivered more than 18 tons of cargo in about 20 flights, helping to keep truck convoys off the road, George Barton, Lockheed Martin vice president of business development for ship and aviation systems, said today during a company briefing.

January 06, 2012 | Inside the Navy
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) is pitching a platform manufactured by Aeplog, Inc. -- an unmanned logistics company a Germantown, MD -- as a replacement for the Navy's aging Landing Craft, Air Cushion fleet, but the Marines so far haven't shown interest in the platform.
January 06, 2012 | Inside the Navy
The Navy has bumped the broad agency announcement contract awards for the Medium-Range Maritime Unmanned Aerial System to February, but the two-month delay won't hinder the program, according to Capt. Dan McNamara, MRMUAS program manager.
January 06, 2012 | Inside the Navy
The Pentagon's shift in military strategy that President Barack Obama announced last week could prove to be a boon for Navy unmanned programs and 10th Fleet, as leaders told the media last week that the services would shift their focus from large ground forces to the unmanned and cyber realms.
January 06, 2012 | Inside the Army

Touted by
Army leaders as a breakthrough intelligence capability, the Long Endurance
Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, a hybrid airship longer than a football field and
taller than a seven-story building, is scheduled to take its first flight in
late February, a service spokeswoman told Inside the Army.

January 06, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army is
looking to improve software for its MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft in order
to integrate additional payloads onto the platform, according to a Jan. 3
presolicitation notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

January 05, 2012 | Daily News

The United States' new defense strategy aims to trim conventional military forces while increasing investments in a handful of areas including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, unmanned systems, space programs, cyberspace capabilities, and platforms that project U.S. forces rapidly around the world, officials said today.

December 27, 2011 | Daily News

Air Force officials plan to start negotiating a Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer variant Lot 5 production contract next spring and the entire process is expected to take six months, according to a service spokeswoman.

The negotiation phase is expected to start sometime in March or April, according to Jennifer Cassidy, an Air Force spokeswoman. The service started the fact-finding phase of the negotiations on Dec. 12, she said.