Light detection and ranging technologies are yielding data flows that are orders-of-magnitude quicker, more accurate and clearer than traditional geospatial mapping tools.
The Army has launched its next-generation tracking system, Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below/Blue Force Tracking, in the field.
The Army has restarted its program to field a manned battlefield surveillance platform to support forces at the brigade level and below.
DARPA's System F6 project in which an ad hoc wireless network would tie together groups of satellite clusters moves forward with a contract award for network design.
The Defense Department has asked Congress for permission to shift more than $920 million to increase support for battlefield intelligence tools.
The successful test of a carrier touchdown of an F/A-18D surrogate aircraft, which replicated maneuvers of unmanned aerial vehicles, is another step closer to the 2013 goal of an autonomous landing of a UAV on an aircraft carrier, the Navy says.
The Army and the Air Force both have programs in the works for high-altitude, persistent surveillance airships, and the Senate Armed Services Committee wants to know the rationale for having seemingly duplicate programs under way.
The Air Force has tasked General Dynamics Corp. to provide it with battlespace awareness and other support in an award worth $4.7 million.