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.
The emergence of powerful, portable consumer products is helping propel the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's plans to get imagery into the hands of warfighters.
Marine aviators are among the latest addition to the growing ranks of military personnel using mobile devices.
The AFCEA-NOVA Chapter will host its 10th Annual Naval IT Day on June 9, and Defense Systems staff members will be on hand to provide comprehensive coverage of the event.
The United States will use many of the latest weapons and technologies in its arsenal to maintain a strong military presence throughout Asia to protect its allies and help guard shipping lanes, said Defense Secretary Robert Gates June 4 in Singapore.
The Army will deploy this summer in-theater DARPA's Heterogeneous Airborne Reconnaissance Team system to enable soldiers to download on-demand video from the service's aircraft onto mobile computing devices.