Tag Archives: unmanned aerial systems

Army to Expand Counter-UAS Priorities; Maj. Gen. Sean Gainey Quoted

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Two officers from the Joint Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS) Office (JCO) said the military has extended the scope of efforts to boost defenses against drone threats, Army Times reported Saturday. Col. Marc Pelini, division chief for capabilities and requirements at JCO, said that the office will expand its focus to cover tier III threats. 

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Dr. Mark Lewis, Michael Brown Discuss DoD Modernization Strategy

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Dr. Mark Lewis, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, and Michael Brown, the director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) recently discussed the Department of Defense (DoD) modernization strategy, including the development and procurement of high priority systems. The Department's officials stated that artificial intelligence, directed energy, small satellites, hypersonics, 5G network and unmanned aerial systems have the potential to offer a competitive advantage.

 

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GAO: U.S. Air Force Must Improve Assessment of Retention Efforts for Drone Operators

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the U.S. Air Force to establish metrics to properly assess its efforts to hire and retain personnel that handle the operations of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). The Air Force is yet to achieve its 2024 staffing goals for sensor operators and pilots. 

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Navy Develops Autonomous System for UAS Tracking

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Scientific and technical personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division have created technology designed to identify and track unmanned aerial systems autonomously. The autonomous UAS detection system, known as the Threat Tracker, uses sensors, 3D radars, machine learning algorithms and unique features to function, Naval Sea Systems Command said Sunday.

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AirMap, Raytheon Demo Drone Monitoring Tools on Next-Generation Air Traffic Control Workstation; Matt Gilligan Quoted

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Raytheon and AirMap have integrated the latter’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) monitoring capabilities onto a functional prototype of a next-generation air traffic controller workstation called Multi-platform ATC Re-hosting Solution, or MARS developed by Raytheon, Raytheon announced on Monday

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Army to Demo Air-Launched Drones for Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Teaming

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Layne Merritt, head of U.S. Army’s Aviation Development Directorate, said the service plans to conduct a series of demonstrations for a new fleet of air-launched unmanned aircraft in the coming years, Defense News reported Tuesday. The service looks to develop a capability to deploy drones from a larger aircraft and perform advanced manned-unmanned teaming for reconnaissance, surveillance, long-range targeting, attack, decoy, resupply and casualty evacuation missions.  

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