Aurora Flight Sciences also will work on Phase II, which aims to add autonomous capabilities to helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
According to a recent briefing to senior Air Force officials by the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, embedded systems face vulnerabilities, and the service doesn’t have the expertise to counter them.
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will replace vulnerable Humvees on the battlefield, after the Army awarded a $6.7 billion deal that could eventually grow to $30 billion.
The command recently issued a solicitation for at least three small UAS to be accompanied with training personnel in operation.
A new program wants to build on emerging open architecture standards to allow for faster upgrades of manned and unmanned systems.
The MQ-8C Fire Scout recently showed extended endurance and range for ISR, rescue and other missions.
Selected units recently received and tested 360-degree cameras with built-in infrared capabilities for their small UAS.
Don’t throw out established practices, just make them part of a larger, more sophisticated strategy, Joel Dolisy writes.