News on underwater, unmanned minehunting vehicles, a proposed Army remotely piloted surveillance aircraft and more. Read the Alert
Northrop Grumman recently demonstrated the capabilities of its Mine Hunting Unmanned surface vehicle, which is planned ultimately to deploy off of the Navy's Flight II Littoral Combat Ship, according to a company official.
The Navy successfully tested its autonomous swarmboat technology and is planning an operational demonstration of the technology within the year, which may be used in the future to escort billion-dollar ships, defend people, ports, waterways and commerce, according to a service official.
The Army hopes to acquire an unmanned surveillance aircraft that can fly for up to eight hours at upwards of 16,000 feet, according to a request for information posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website.
- ACC Supports Northrop's Global Hawk Universal Payload Adapter Solution
- AETC Considering Universal RPA Simulator That Combines T-6, PRIME
- Global Hawk Testing Shifts Right Following Radar, PED Integration Delay
- Air Force Bringing Adverse Weather Capabilities To Global Hawk
- Northrop Confident Global Hawk Can Carry SYERS, Optical Bar Camera
- General Dynamics Pitched Autonomous Ground Vehicle To Marine Corps
- Textron To Develop Unmanned Mine-Hunting System For Navy's LCS
- DOD Inspector General Criticizes Air Force's Previous MQ-9 Procurement Plan
- Northrop Hands Air Force Initial Results From U-2, Global Hawk Sensor Transfer Study
- Northrop, AeroVironment Tapped To Develop Sea-Based UAV With Predator-Like Capability
- Navy To Reduce Triton Buy, Will Release Low-Rate Production RFP 'Soon'
- GDLS Pitches Unmanned Ground Vehicle To Reduce Logistics Footprint
- Air Force Aiming To Complete 80-Hour Orion RPA Test Flight By December
- Fate Of UCLASS Program To Be Determined In Mid-October
- ISR Office: Next-Generation Platform Designed For Permissive And Contested Environments
- Air Force International Affairs Calling For Government Policy On RPA Exports
- Naval Surface Warfare Center To Buy Swordfish UUV
Air Combat Command has commissioned a study to determine what type of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft -- be they manned or unmanned -- the Air Force will need 10 to 15 years from now, and the prevailing view is the new aircraft will be multirole, having both surveillance and strike capabilities.
- 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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