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Air Force turns its attention to small UAS platforms

The proliferation of small systems present a threat, but also an opportunity, the service says in a recently released 20-year plan for small UAS.

Air Force wants to tap into commercial satellite capacity

The Air Force released a request for information for Pathfinder 3, which is intended to provide the warfighter flexible access to commercial and military satellite capability.

DARPA dives in to underwater navigation project

BAE was recently awarded a contract to work on DARPA’s Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation, an attempt to create a GPS-like system under the sea.

Navy still focusing on the Next Gen Jammer

The plan to replace the 50-year-old jammer is designed to address rapidly proliferating threats in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Army gets a move on 'pseudolites' and other non-GPS navigation

CERDEC works on providing positioning, navigation and timing when the usual signals aren't available.

General Atomics

Air Force wants machine-to-machine software for drones

The service is asking industry for information on the next generation of UAS capabilities to support global operations.

Iraq recently carried out a drone strike with a Chinese-made aircraft that closely resembles the MQ-9 Reaper.

NRL looks to make surveillance radar more motion-sensitive

The Navy is working with General Atomics to add inverse synthetic aperture radar to MQ-9 Reaper and Predator XP UAS.

Despite advanced threats, DOD still banking on drones

While unmanned aerial systems could be rendered ineffective against more advanced adversaries, Defense Secretary Carter told Congress that the department will continue to invest in these platforms, which will play a role in deterring nations like Russia.

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