New software opens the door to real-time data sharing for Marines

The Tactical Service Orientated Architecture lets Marines on the battlefield get mission-critical information via mobile device.

Plan for satellite-repairing robots takes the next step

DARPA's program calls for a public-private effort to develop a robotic vehicle that can inspect, repair and upgrade GEO satellites that are otherwise out of reach.

Air Force adds to deal for upgrading Global Hawk UAS

The award adds to the retrofit work for the unmanned aircraft, which is slated to entirely replace the manned U-2 spy plane.

Army still catching flak for tactical intell system

Despite the Army's recent efforts to make improvements, a former DIA chief says the service should move away from the current version of DCGS-A.

Lockheed Martin renews push for hypersonic spy plane

The contractor claims it could deliver a hypersonic demonstrator of the SR-72 for under $1 billion.

Big data approach for UAS situational awareness

Simulyze uses big data analytics to provide a clearer picture of what happening around UAS operations.

Boeing's new autonomous UUV can run for months at a time

The 51-foot long unmanned Echo Voyager, which runs on a rechargeable power system, can operate without a surface support vessel.

Army wants to give soldiers their own micro-drones

The service is asking industry for information on developing UAS weighing 150 grams for ISR in the field.

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