The Navy recently kicked off its rapid prototyping process for unmanned vehicles that will begin with the fiscal year 2017 budget, according to a service official.
As the Pentagon continues to examine autonomy and the role of manned-unmanned teaming, the House Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee heard from service leaders today on concerns and challenges associated with the new technology.
The Army has received approval from service leadership to fund block 2 of its ground-based, sense-and-avoid system -- which enables unmanned aircraft systems to fly without a visual observer -- in fiscal year 2017 through 2019, according to officials spearheading the effort.
- Navy researchers pursuing undersea autonomous detection, comms
- Navy received approval recently to kickoff MQ-4C operational assessment
- Army's ground-based, sense-and-avoid program receives FAA approval
- Army robotics program takes page from vehicles, soldier playbooks
- FY-17 promises less for third-offset strategy, stability for big-ticket weapons programs
- Army hammering out details for car-sized, robotic gear hauler
- Navy to release LDUUV solicitation 'very soon'
- Army wants autonomous system for site exploitation missions
- Pentagon's No. 2 official: Planned investments to rely on human-machine teaming
- Industry officials criticize Pentagon's approach to finding innovation
- Navy official sees 2018 as key year in reviving offensive mining
- Army official ties future of robotics revolution to open systems
- Army expects to release landmark robotics strategy by February
- Auto industry ties seen as key to cutting costs in Army's robotics efforts
- Navy special warfare requirements top priority is ISR platforms, payloads
- Navy, Marine Corps conduct shallow-water, surf-zone counter-mine demo
- New Fire Scout acquisition strategy under Pentagon review
- Senior admiral advocates for increased investment in underwater drones
- Air Force to test autonomous Loyal Wingman payload on fighter by 2020
The head of U.S. Africa Command says he is "doing a little bit better" when it comes to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets relative to last March, when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee that just 13 percent of AFRICOM's needs in the area were being met.
- Senate Authorizers' FY-15 Defense Policy Bill, Report
- Senate Committee's Summary Of The FY-15 Defense Policy Bill
- Army Sources-Sought Notice On Ground Vehicle Technologies
- House Armed Services Committee's FY-15 Defense Authorization Bill
- House Bill On Pivot To Asia-Pacific
- DARPA Broad Agency Announcement For CODE
- DOD's 'Open Business Model For Unmanned Aircraft Ground Control Systems'
- DOD's December 2013 Selected Acquisition Report Summary
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