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Unmanned Systems

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.

September 29, 2017 | Daily News

Block 5 MQ-9s, the latest addition to the Reaper fleet, are performing well in combat but some have overheated while landing, according to the 432nd Air Wing commander.

September 28, 2017 | Daily News

Special Operations forces are surveying industry for potential options to meet their requirement for a small unmanned aircraft system capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

September 26, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department does not have a capability to shoot down long-range enemy missiles early in flight to deal with the North Korean nuclear threat, the Pentagon's top officer told Congress Tuesday, offering a classified briefing to lawmakers interested in efforts to arm an unmanned aerial vehicle with such a weapon.

September 25, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon will host an industry day in October for the Overlord unmanned surface vehicle, part of the Strategic Capabilities Office's Ghost Fleet project.

September 20, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is pursuing a prototype project to examine an amphibious, robotic, all-terrain vehicle capability, according to a Sept. 11 request for proposals released on Federal Business Opportunities.

September 15, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force this week released a request for information to kick off an experimentation campaign in fiscal year 2018 that will inform whether and how the service can cost-effectively buy directed-energy weapons to protect overseas bases from unwanted unmanned aerial systems.

September 15, 2017 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin Ventures said Friday it is investing in Ocean Aero, the developer of the Submaran unmanned maritime vehicle.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy last month, as part of a Pentagon-wide package, sent the White House a list of programs from the fiscal year 2018 budget request the service identified as needing a waiver so that work could progress under a continuing resolution.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy last month, as part of a Pentagon-wide package, sent the White House a list of programs from the fiscal year 2018 budget request the service identified as needing a waiver so that work could progress under a continuing resolution.

September 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office is seeking information about potential sources capable of manufacturing and testing an unmanned aerial system using government-provided build-to-print specifications, according to an Aug. 30 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

September 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office is seeking information about potential sources capable of manufacturing and testing an unmanned aerial system using government-provided build-to-print specifications, according to an Aug. 30 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

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