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BAE Systems Wins $400M IDIQ Contract to Develop UAV Digital Design; Ehtisham Siddiqui Quoted

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BAE Systems has been awarded a potential $400 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to develop an air vehicle system for the Skyborg program. The company will compete to develop a digital design for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with integrated autonomous functions. “The need to generate combat power faster than our adversaries is critical to address near-peer threats,” said Ehtisham Siddiqui.

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Army Conducts Ground-Based Manned-Unmanned Teaming Demo

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The U.S. Army paired manned platforms with robotic systems on the ground as part of the manned-unmanned teaming demonstration held Tuesday at Fort Benning in Georgia, Defense News reported Friday. The service branch’s Maneuver Center of Excellence combined a semiautonomous MRZR combat vehicle with an unmanned Hoverfly quadcopter to carry out reconnaissance operations as …

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Gregory Zacharias: Air Force Seeks to Integrate AI Functions With F-35s

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Gregory Zacharias, chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch has begun efforts to incorporate artificial intelligence functions into F-35s and other fighter aircraft in order to facilitate manned-unmanned teaming operations and integrate autonomous capabilities, Defense Systems reported Friday. “We are working on making platforms more autonomous with multi-infusion …

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Lt. Gen. Jon Davis: Marines Eye F-35 Weapons & Sensors on UAS

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Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, U.S. Marine Corps deputy commandant for aviation, has said the service branch’s future Group 5 unmanned aircraft system may carry the same weapons and sensors as the F-35 fighter jet, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Davis told the Unmanned Systems Defense conference in Virginia that the Marine air-ground task force unmanned …

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Army-SRC Team to Build UAV ‘Sense and Avoid’ Radars

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The U.S. Army has partnered with SRC to build a radar system that would help manage the air traffic of General Atomics-built unmanned aerial vehicles and prevent collisions, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes that the team will install the ground-based “sense and avoid” radars at five locations across the U.S. …

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