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Unmanned Systems

August 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy told Congress this week that proposed cuts to the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill could result in delays of one to two years for the fourth Gerald Ford-class aircraft carrier and the new MQ-25 unmanned aerial tanker.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy can lower the cost of conducting distributed operations by utilizing autonomous systems for logistics, according to the service's acquisition chief.

August 01, 2019 | Daily News

NEWPORT, RI -- The Navy plans to observe more than 70 new technologies that aim to bolster undersea security at naval ports and ranges as part of the 2019 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, a rolling event that began earlier this year and will culminate this month with a two-day exercise designed to both showcase technologies as well as incubate collaboration and innovation among industry, academia and the U.S. military.

July 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps intends to purchase between 80 and 100 Group 5 unmanned aerial systems envisioned to take on a variety of mission sets and operate from a large-deck amphibious ship or Navy destroyer, according to a service official.

July 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Lab's effort to rapidly field autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles enabled with artificial intelligence may soon have a formal procurement strategy and a place in the service’s fiscal year 2021 budget.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is hosting a demonstration of simulated, close-range combat exercises featuring autonomous aircraft controlled by artificial intelligence, as part of a larger effort to increase warfighters’ trust in machines.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is preparing to send lawmakers findings of an independent technical study on the feasibility of using an unmanned aerial vehicle to launch an interceptor against a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile during the first minutes after launch.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy, preparing for great power conflict, is sending its strongest indication to date that it predicts its future is in unmanned systems.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy unmanned aircraft shot down by Iran was evidently a 2011 legacy Global Hawk transferred from the Air Force, not one of the Navy's new MQ-4C Triton aircraft derived from the Global Hawk design but optimized for maritime missions.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OHIO -- The Air Force's XQ-58A Valkyrie and Skyborg unmanned aerial vehicle capabilities are among the service's first vanguard programs, a new concept introduced in the 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, according to the chief of Air Combat Command.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is seeking information from industry for a new, long-range reconnaissance unmanned aircraft system.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

Following an operational user test demonstration this spring, the Army has decided the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport vehicle -- previously intended only for squads -- is best suited for battalions.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is preparing to demonstrate in September how robots can work effectively with soldiers during planning and execution processes under its Command of Robotics Systems, or CoRS, program.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is preparing to field a set of "demonstration-experimentations" later this year under its Command of Robotics Systems (CoRS) program.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is supporting the Air Force's plans to accelerate the Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology program for pairing with such manned platforms as the F-35.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

UTC Aerospace Systems' MS-177 multispectral sensor will begin operational testing this month, three months behind schedule.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Army and the Defense Innovation Unit are working on a pre-decisional program to prototype and field over the next 18 months small, expendable scout drones from slightly modified commercial models.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is testing a new system to help unmanned aerial vehicles avoid air traffic while conducting operations beyond the visual line of sight.

May 28, 2019 | Daily News

Despite the Navy's efforts to convince lawmakers to make major investments in unmanned technology, House appropriators are proposing funding cuts for several high-profile programs in their fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill.

May 22, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's new experimental squadron for surface vessels anticipates requesting $31.8 million in the fiscal year 2021 future years defense program for its manpower requirements, according to briefing slides obtained by Inside Defense.