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.
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.
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.
The plan to replace the 50-year-old jammer is designed to address rapidly proliferating threats in the electromagnetic spectrum.
CERDEC works on providing positioning, navigation and timing when the usual signals aren't available.
The service is asking industry for information on the next generation of UAS capabilities to support global operations.
The Navy is working with General Atomics to add inverse synthetic aperture radar to MQ-9 Reaper and Predator XP UAS.
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.