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Marine Corps, Navy Host Amphibious, Autonomous Warfare Tech Demonstration; David Walker Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps and Navy hosted a 10-day exercise in April for defense, commercial and academic organizations to showcase emerging technology platforms such as unmanned aerial, multi-utility tactical transport and autonomous assault amphibious vehicles. The Defense Department said Wednesday that its civilian employees, contractors and  members of the Office of Naval Research and other research …

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DoD Allocates $163M in Fiscal 2017 Multidisciplinary Research Funds to 23 Projects

The Defense Department has selected 23 multidisciplinary research projects to receive up to $163 million over five years as part of a grant program designed for U.S. universities. DoD said Friday the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative for fiscal 2017 will involve 55 academic institutions and complement other DoD efforts that support traditional, single-investigator …

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Navy Conducts Autonomous Patrol Missions Through Unmanned Small Boat Swarm

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated a swarm of unmanned small boats through autonomous patrol missions in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay for an effort to demonstrate the vehicles’ functions with remote human supervision. The service branch said Wednesday the Office of Naval Research worked with industry, academia and government partners to gather a swarm of rigid …

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Unmanned Tech Leaders Teamed Up in Scotland to Commence Joint Research and Training Exercise

U.S. Navy representatives have arrived in Scotland along with U.K. navy and dozens of unmanned technology leaders to test unmanned aerial vehicles as part of a two-week exercise at the Benbecula island’s West Camp and Range Head. Navy said Wednesday the Unmanned Warrior research and training exercise, part of the semiannual Joint …

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US, UK Navies Plan Unmanned Systems Demo

The U.S. Navy and its U.K. counterpart plan to test approximately 50 unmanned systems from more than 40 organizations as part of a joint demonstration around Scotland, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg writes the Office of Naval Research will provide 10 different technologies for the Unmanned Warrior 2016 exercise. Seven of 10 systems from ONR …

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