Tag Archives: unmanned aerial vehicle

Adm. Jonathan Greenert: ONR Develops ‘Swarmboats’ for Autonomous Warfighting

The Office of Naval Research has developed technology that works to utilize sensors for unmanned surface vehicles to swarm enemy vessels as they protect or escort U.S. Navy ships. ONR said Sunday that the service tested the Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing system in a demonstration, where 13 autonomous or remotely controlled USVs swarmed and …

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Army Col. Jim Ekvall: Electronic Warfare Key in ‘Drone Wars’

Col. Jim Ekvall, the U.S. Army‘s electronic warfare division chief, points to electronic warfare as key to gain an advantage over enemy forces amid the prevalence of unmanned aerial vehicles, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. David Walsh writes that Ekvall is looking to bolster electromagnetic spectrum operations to counter enemy UAVs and data communications through the spectrum. …

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Prox Dynamics Building Mini UAVs for Army’s Squad-Level ISR; Laurel Allender Comments

Prox Dynamics is developing pocket-size unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Army as part of the latter’s Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program to bolster squad-level ISR capabilities, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Henry Kenyon reports that the GPS-operated PD-100 Black Hornet miniature helicopter weighs 16 grams and is equipped with three cameras and a digital …

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General Atomics to Lease Predator XP to Kazakhstan

General Atomics and Kazakhstan Engineering have inked a memorandum of understanding on the in-country testing and evaluation of the General Atomics Predator XP unmanned aerial vehicle, IHS Jane’s 360 reported Wednesday. Under the MOU with Kazakhstan’s state-owned defense firm, General Atomics will lease the UAV to enable the evaluation to be performed within Kazakhstan, reports Charles Forrester, citing a …

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Russian Defense Ministry to Purchase $9B in Drones

Russia’s defense ministry is set to purchase $9.1 billion unmanned aerial vehicles to add to the 500 drones currently used for communications, reconnaissance and signal transmission, Pravda.Ru reported Thursday. Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defense minister, said funding came from the state armaments program that goes through 2020. According to the report, the Russian …

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