Navy's high-altitude Triton UAS takes a step forward

The MQ-4C Triton, intended to provide persistent maritime ISR, has successfully completed operational assessment, according to manufacturer Northrop Grumman.

Where DOD's R&D funds would go in 2017

Budget documents show a focus on emerging threats, including cyber, electronic warfare and new strike systems.

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

As threat landscape changes, Air Force mulls the next unmanned platform

The Air Force is currently looking for drones, large and small, that can operate in contested environments for future conflicts.

Russia is widening the gap in EW

Recent engagements indicate Russia’s electronic warfare capabilities are growing while two wars have eroded U.S. countermeasures.

Army wants help with next-gen C5 tech

The Army is looking for research proposals that can address new requirements and development of maturing technologies in command, control, communications, computer and cyber.

Where DOD is planning to spend on unmanned systems in 2017

The budget proposal provides insight into where investments for unmanned systems are going.

Lawmakers grill Clapper over U.S.-Russia space arrangement

During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. McCain and others expressed exasperation with the U.S. reliance on a Russian-made rocket engine to send payloads into space.

Navy's plans include drones that can operate for months at a time

The Navy's new director of unmanned systems Rear Adm. Robert Girrier provided an overview of the N-99 directorate’s plan, including greatly extending the endurance of those systems.

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