The U.S. Army aims to build an unmanned aircraft system that would employ multiple sensors for gathering of intelligence during special operations, Defense News reported Thursday.
Jen Judson writes Brig. Gen. Erik Peterson, head of the Army’s Special Operations Command, told audience at an Association of the United States Army-hosted forum Thursday in Virginia that the command maintains approximately 333 unmanned aircraft systems.
Peterson added the command aims to address data processing, exploitation and dissemination challenges associated with larger drone use.
Maj. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of the Army’s Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, said at the AUSA event the military branch should make vertical-takeoff-and-landing capability a requirement for drone programs.