Tag Archives: reconnaissance

Army’s Universal Mission Simulator Helps Train UAS Flight Crews

The U.S. Army uses a full-simulation platform to augment live flight training for unmanned aircraft system crews and help reduce costs and risks at the service branch’s aviation and missile research, development and engineering center. The Universal Mission Simulator is designed to train flight crews on how to operate Gray Eagle and Shadow functions such as launch, preflight, taxi, flight route, target …

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Army Creates Force Modernization Plan for 2020-2040 Time Frame

The U.S. Army expects to release this summer a maneuver force modernization strategy that describes what the military branch’s warfighters should do to counter potential threats between 2020 and 2040. The service branch said Tuesday it used data from the Army Training and Doctrine Command’s study on Russia’s utilization of artillery, electronic warfare and unmanned aerial systems to develop the strategy’s underlying …

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Capt. Christopher Flaherty Appointed Commodore of Commander Task Force 57

Capt. Christopher Flaherty has taken helm as the Commander Task Force 57’s commodore after a U.S. Naval Force Central Command-hosted change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The U.S. Navy said Tuesday Flaherty has succeeded Capt. Brett Coffey who will report to the Ohio State University Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps unit …

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Small UAS Tech Supports Training Exercises at Fort Irwin

The National Training Center at Fort Irwin currently holds training exercises to evaluate a small unmanned aerial vehicle that will work to gather intelligence on adversaries for cyber operators and military intelligence personnel. The U.S. Army Cyber Command said Friday Maj. Deonand Singh, operations officer for the 781st military intelligence battalion at Fort Meade, noted that the …

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Air Force’s Greg Zacharias: Fighter Jets Might Operate Multiple Drones for Reconnaissance, Targeting Missions

Greg Zacharias, chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force, has said that fighter jets might be able to fully control a group of unmanned aircraft systems through the cockpit to perform reconnaissance, electronic warfare, weapons transport and targeting missions in the future. Zacharias told Scout Warrior reporter Kris Osborn in an interview published Thursday …

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