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Prox Dynamics Building Mini UAVs for Army’s Squad-Level ISR; Laurel Allender Comments

Prox Dynamics is developing pocket-size unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Army as part of the latter’s Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program to bolster squad-level ISR capabilities, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Henry Kenyon reports that the GPS-operated PD-100 Black Hornet miniature helicopter weighs 16 grams and is equipped with three cameras and a digital …

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Army Issues RFI on Biometrics Research and Development Work

The U.S. Army is seeking information on potential vendors that can perform biometrics-related research, development and implementation work for the Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate of the Communications Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center. According to a notice from the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps.gov, …

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Gen. Daniel Allyn Nominated Army Vice Chief of Staff

U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Allyn, head of Forces Command, has been nominated to succeed Gen. John Campbell as new vice chief of staff for the Army and will be subject to Senate confirmation, the Army Times reported Wednesday. Michelle Tan writes that the nomination comes as the Army faces budget cuts and draws down forces from …

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Army Seeks ISR Tech Vendors to Support Persistent Surveillance Ops

The U.S. Army is seeking an industry partner to help the branch research, build and operate intelligence collection and persistent surveillance technologies. In a Tuesday solicitation, the Army indicates that it plans to contract a company to provide engineering, program management, operational, integration and technical services over a five-year period. …

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Study: Pentagon Needs Global Input to Keep Technological Advantage

The National Research Council committee has released a study that recommends the Defense Department take advantage of global science and technology developments to maintain the military’s advantage, FierceGovernment IT reported Tuesday. Dibya Sarkar writes the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Air Force and Army have commissioned the committee to examine how …

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DoD Seeks Distance-Measurement, Imaging Tech for Army ISR Missions

The Defense Department is soliciting proposals under its Small Business Innovation Research program for developing a distance-measurement imaging system that can capture 3-D/4-D geospatial data for U.S. Army intelligence and surveillance missions. DoD said it is looking for passive systems due to the disadvantages of current technologies used to measure sensor-to-object distance, which …

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