C4ISR


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.

A Navy X-47B takes off from an aircraft carrier.

Navy again rebrands carrier-based drone program

Officials tell lawmakers what the service has planned for its carrier unmanned capability.

DOD official: The spectrum should be a domain of warfare

In a recent panel discussion, an Air Force general said the electromagnetic spectrum should be declared a domain, given how important EMS operations are.

A NASA illustration of RestoreL

US looks to expand the range of satellite-fixing robots

DARPA, aiming high in GEO, and NASA, aiming lower in LEO, are preparing to launch robotic satellite repair spacecraft.

With US assistance, Afghanistan starts flying drones

The Afghan Army marked the inaugural launch of a ScanEagle UAS system to help provide better overhead ISR coverage.

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