Tag Archives: drones

Marine Corps to Decide on Testing, Fielding Counter-Drone System by December

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make a decision on testing and fielding its anti-drone Marine Air Defense Integrated System by the end of the year, USNI News reported Monday. MADIS is a platform designed to detect and neutralize drones from adversaries by integrating radars, optics, jammers and passive detection sensors.

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GAO Lists 26 Biggest National Threats Based on Federal Polls

The Government Accountability Office identified the 26 biggest threats to the country based on input from the Departments of Defense, State and Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Interest reported Thursday. Among these threats are China, Russia, Iran, artificial intelligence, drones and the internet of things.

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DHS S&T Taps Two Organizations for Data Privacy R&D Effort

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate awarded two organizations a total of $1.1M to support the Data Privacy research and development project, DHS said Thursday. The Data Privacy effort aims to mitigate privacy risks on critical data transmitted through mobile computing, connected sensor platforms, automated systems and other digital services.

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NIST Releases Standard to Guide Emergency Response Drone Practice

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a new regulation to standardize the control of pilots on emergency response drones. The Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Used for Public Safety Operations features 10 aerial test procedures that measure drone system functionality and pilot competency in performing basic maneuvers, NIST said Tuesday.

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Army Rapid Capabilities Office Developing Aerial Electronic Warfare Solution

The U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office is developing aerial electronic warfare capabilities for American forces deployed in Europe, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Pete Manternach, who heads the RCO’s EW efforts, told C4ISRNET via a letter that the airborne electronic warfare package is designed to extend the range at which electronic signals can be detected.

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Navy Commissions First UAS-Focused Test Squadron

The U.S. Navy has designated a new squadron tasked to test and evaluate unmanned aircraft systems for the service branch and the U.S. Marine Corps, with Cmdr. Matthew Densing serving as leader. 

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