European partners claim they have demonstrated the ability to use a common radio waveform for tactical communications.
Officials say open standards, cloud architectures are keys to making their network more efficient and effective.
The service gives Lockheed a $48 million contract modification to finish work on AEHF, which is replacing the Milstar constellation.
The Pentagon's latest report to Congress highlights China's growing military space efforts, which include the ability to disrupt what the U.S. or other countries can do.
The autonomous UUV, weighing less than 15 pounds, is capable of a variety of missions, including operating in swarms.
AFRL puts out a call for technologies to improve targeting via new electro-optical sensors for ISR and situation awareness.
The small, rail-launched ISR drones are used by the Navy and Marines for ISR, and have shown potential for domestic use.
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.