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.
EMILY, a Kevlar-coated, jet-powered buoy, was recently used to help rescue 300 Syrian refugees off the coast of Greece.
NAVAIR issues a solicitation addressing the networked nature of weapons and the vulnerabilities can exist.
BAE was recently awarded a contract to work on DARPA’s Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation, an attempt to create a GPS-like system under the sea.
The plan to replace the 50-year-old jammer is designed to address rapidly proliferating threats in the electromagnetic spectrum.