Work shifts down on driverless military convoys

The deputy defense secretary expressed skepticism about autonomous vehicles in the near term, noting that unmanned wingmen in the air will occur first.

Dell delivers a rugged server for the battlefield

The IT vendor is working with an equipment manufacturer to deploy servers fit for military vehicles, ships and aircraft.

Army's cyber challenge to focus on micro cloud management

The service is going to the Silicon Valley to enlist help in better managing the “vast, dynamic resource pool” of tactical networks.

DISA moves back deadline for $17.5B Encore III contract

After making some changes to the RFP released earlier this month, vendors have an extra two weeks to respond.

An RQ-21A Blackjack

Marines successfully fly Blackjack UAS in controlled airspace

A Marines Corps unit recently conducted successful flights of the RQ-21A Blackjack in Class D controlled airspace allowing for simultaneous flights with manned aircraft.

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 Secretary Deborah Lee James is briefed on the FOB of the Future.

Air Force puts new tech into Forward Operating Base of the Future

The project taps alternative sources and efficient power use to reduce reliance on diesel fuel.

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.

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