General Atomics said the unmanned aircraft's longer wings and greater fuel capacity take its flight endurance from 27 to 40 hours.
ONR wants the company to show continued proof-of-concept development in electromagnetic spectrum emitter detection and situational awareness.
Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Services join two other companies in developing prototypes to replace the Russian-made RD-180 engine.
The installation, along with other activities, changes the operational landscape in the South China Sea, the Navy and analysts warn.
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman said the unmanned aircraft successfully competed flight tests for the first time with the SYERS-2 sensor found on the U-2.
The 2.0 stage of the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services program is adding new applications and capabilities ahead of schedule, VMware’s Bill Rowan writes.
The service wants to develop systems that can operate contested spectrum environments and learn from prior experience.
With installation aboard the USS Nimitz, the Navy has put another aircraft carrier on its new shipboard tactical network, and has plans for a total of 219 ships by 2023.