With a new career field classification, the Army wants to attract 1,200 cyber warriors from within the ranks by the end of 2016.
The service is requesting industry input on improving the system’s data gathering, analysis, sharing and compatibility with Intelligence Community standards.
The 150-acre facility at Fort Bliss will be host to Gray Eagle and Shadow UAS.
The system performed well in recent tests, but budget pressures will push its deployment back by a year.
The Navy’s Infrared Search and Track system can track heat sources from long rnage while avoiding detection itself.
SSC-Pacific is developing a small satellite that could transmit data to secure networks and relay a signal halfway around the world.
Project will produce up to 18,000 megawatt-hours per year of power at the base.
The bill, now headed to the Senate, includes a 1 percent pay increase but cuts some benefits.