Two studies point out that cyber activities and a changing threat landscape are having an impact on how the service approaches operations in air and space.
The small, rail-launched ISR drones are used by the Navy and Marines for ISR, and have shown potential for domestic use.
The system will look for systemic threat issues, whether they occur intentionally or accidentally.
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.
The request for information is looking for a fairly small, portable device capable of intercepting and transmitting a variety of analog and digital wireless signals.
Christopher Painter, coordinator for Cyber Issues at the State Department, told Congress that curtailing the use of “cyber weapons” is complicated because, for one thing, the same tool used to attack can be used to protect networks.
NAVAIR issues a solicitation addressing the networked nature of weapons and the vulnerabilities can exist.