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Unmanned Systems

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.

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.