The CASCADE program aims develop new mathematical that would enable complex, dynamic systems that aren’t currently possible.
The 10 large companies will join six small businesses in competing for work under the five-year deal.
The service will use Other Transaction agreements, which operate outside normal procurement rules, to work on prototypes with non-traditional vendors.
During demonstrations this summer, the Army tested various counter-unmanned aerial systems platforms to address the growing threat posed by small drones.
Human-machine teaming is at the heart of the military service's plans, leaders told lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
The State Department has OK’d the possible sale of three of the high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft, to be used for ISR.
During remarks at George Washington University, the defense secretary said government, instead of creating groundbreaking technologies, must now keep up with the commercial sector.
A startup is building the first floating data center at a naval facility in California.