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.
Officials tell lawmakers what the service has planned for its carrier unmanned capability.
In a recent panel discussion, an Air Force general said the electromagnetic spectrum should be declared a domain, given how important EMS operations are.
DARPA, aiming high in GEO, and NASA, aiming lower in LEO, are preparing to launch robotic satellite repair spacecraft.
The Afghan Army marked the inaugural launch of a ScanEagle UAS system to help provide better overhead ISR coverage.
The Wideband Global Satellite, accessible via portable terminals, delivers a 12-fold increase in communications.