While the U.S. has had a lot of success with medium-altitude unmanned aircraft against non-state actors, more technologically formidable militaries such as China's could be a problem.
Budgetary pressures and the wide variety of threats prompt SOCOM to prioritize its ISR resources to reflect each threat.
The HELLADS project, funded by DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab, is shooting for a small, lightweight laser capable of 150 kilowatts of output.
The glasses, developed by ONR, were used for the first time with the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer.
The contract calls for continued support of three generations of satellite communications.
Amid a massive military build-up in the South China Sea, the PLA argues in a commentary that "sovereignty" in cyberspace is the front line in competition with the West.
ARL has started research into using the EEG readings of experienced soldiers to train algorithms that would in turn help future soldiers.
The low-power, low-cost Optical Orbital Debris Spotter will allow for greater monitoring of the space debris threatening critical satellite infrastructure.