Tag Archives: reconnaissance

CIA Vet Charles Allen: Drones to Replace Manned Reconnaissance Aircraft

CIA veteran Charles E. Allen has predicted unmanned aerial systems will soon replace manned aircraft to carry out reconnaissance operations in an interview with Breaking Defense published Tuesday. “I think we’ll move almost solely to unmanned reconnaissance, whether it’s long range in the class of Global Hawk or whether it deals with Predator A’s (or) Predator …

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US Army Upgrades Raven Unmanned Aerial Systems; Brent Mann Comments

The U.S. Army has handed an upgraded reconnaissance and surveillance tool to warfighters in an effort to help troops identify targets and record data. The Raven Gimbal unmanned aerial systems work to provide a 360-degree view of environment and send video images, compass headings and location data to a ground control systems, the …

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Army Seeks Tech Ideas to Counter UAV Threats

The Army wants ideas from industry on how to develop reconnaissance systems to help warfighters detect and avert threats from drones, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the service’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. is conducting market research into counter …

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Army Plans Reorganization, Consolidation As Budget is Reduced

The U.S. Army is reorganizing and consolidating training programs due to reduced funding, FCW reported Tuesday. Amber Corrin writes a plan to combine at least three virtual training programs into one platform was discussed at a recent AUSA symposium in Arlington, Va. “We want to get away from having multiple …

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Report: Iran Claims UAV Can Fly 30 Hours

Iran has revealed an unmanned aerial vehicle the country claims can be equipped with attack missiles that targetobjects within a 1,200-mile range, Defense News reported Monday. The Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Defense Minister Mohammad Dehgan as saying the Fotros drone can fly at 25,000 feet for 16 to 30 …

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Michael Basla: Air Force Mulls CIO, ISR Office Reorganization

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Basla said Tuesday the branch’s top leaders are considering whether to integrate the functions of the chief information officer’s ISR offices, FCW reported Tuesday. Amber Corrin writes the move is one of several reorganizations being discussed as the military works to implement guidance outlined in the …

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