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Unmanned Systems

November 29, 2017 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-4C Triton to the Navy and following a program restructure the effort is on track for initial operational test and evaluation.

November 27, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy is challenging industry to develop an unmanned surface vehicle in 12 months that can move at 19 knots, be capable of surviving moderate seas and operate continuously for 90 days without a crew or manned maintenance.

November 21, 2017 | Daily News

A way to grow the Navy's fleet to 355 ships is to incorporate autonomous vessels, which would reduce cost and improve efficiency, according to an Austal USA executive.

November 17, 2017 | Daily News

Congress is backtracking on earlier language that would have blocked the Air Force from retiring Lockheed Martin's U-2 Dragon Lady and Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk before 2024.

October 30, 2017 | Daily News

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy may replace its hospital ship fleet with autonomous systems and is asking industry for ideas on how to safely recover shipwrecked sailors, according to a service official.

October 27, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is restructuring how it manages remotely piloted aircraft forces to reflect the needs of an MQ-9 Reaper fleet that has nearly quadrupled in size and spread to support multiple geographic combatant commands over more than two decades.

October 25, 2017 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman will not bid on the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker program, the company's chief executive said today.

October 25, 2017 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman will not bid on the Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker program, the company's chief executive said today.

October 20, 2017 | Daily News

The Army should place "big bets" on a range of new areas needed to ensure capability overmatch in future fights, according to an advisory panel that in a new study calls for long-term, sustained investments in manned-unmanned-teaming capabilities for ground forces, increased lethality from new payloads and precision munitions with longer reaches as well the dramatic step of redesigning the Army.

October 19, 2017 | Daily News

Boeing said today HorizonX, its innovation cell, has invested in Near Earth Autonomy, which specializes in developing technologies to enable autonomous flight.

October 18, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy will apply lessons learned from the Strategic Capabilities Office's Ghost Fleet project to the service's unmanned undersea vehicle programs, according to the Littoral Combat Ship program executive officer.

October 17, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department has tapped Lockheed Martin to begin integrating a low-power laser on a high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle, the first of a small number of contracts slated to be awarded this year to develop competing approaches for a potential precursor to an airborne laser capable of intercepting ballistic missiles during the boost-phase of flight.

October 17, 2017 | Daily News

Marine Corps logisticians are advocating for a $98 million autonomy solution nearing its final demonstrations to be incorporated into the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft Expeditionary (MUX) program, according to a service official.

October 16, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy refuses to equip the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors the Air Force flight tested on the RQ-4 Global Hawk because of size, weight and power constrictions.

October 13, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory plans to launch a series of 16 flight tests pairing manned and unmanned aircraft in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, the first step to actualize ideas offered through a broad autonomy research effort.

October 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy has several high profile acquisition programs at risk if Congress adopts a six-month continuing resolution -- the Joint Strike Fighter, Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine and the Ford-class aircraft carrier.

October 04, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is looking to industry for a fixed-wing Group 1 unmanned aerial system that can provide reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition during the day and night, according to a request for information.

October 02, 2017 | Daily News

Massachusetts-based Endeavor Robotics has been awarded a contract to develop a medium-sized robotic system capable of detecting and eliminating explosives for the Army.

September 29, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon wants to reprogram nearly $30 million in fiscal year 2017 Air Force Overseas Contingency Operations funding to buy small unmanned aerial systems, portable command-and-control centers and other items to meet unexpected requirements, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

September 29, 2017 | Daily News

Air Force Air Combat Command plans to wrap up its study of next-generation intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike capabilities in November, which could open the door to an analysis of alternatives in 2018, according to a service spokeswoman.

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