Tag Archives: unmanned systems

Amentum Selected for GSA’s ASTRO IDIQ; CEO John Vollmer Quoted

John Vollmer

Amentum, a leading federal defense contractor, announced Wednesday that the company has been selected for nine pools on the General Service Administration’s (GSA) multiagency, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity ASTRO contract to provide mission support for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.

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NAVCENT Creates Task Force for AI, Unmanned Tech Integration; Michael Brasseur Quoted

Capt. Michael Brasseur

Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) has launched a new task force to accelerate the implementation of artificial intelligence and unmanned platforms across the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. Task Force 59 will integrate these technologies in alignment with the unique climate, geography and strategic characteristics present in the 5th Fleet's area of operations, NAVCENT said Thursday.

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Cypress International Launches “The Cypress Perspective” Podcast; CEO David Halverson Quoted

The Cypress

Cypress International announced the launch of a new podcast service on Friday called “The Cypress Perspective,” featuring experts across the defense industry as they discuss the latest challenges and initiatives across the Department of Defense (DOD) as well as defense and aerospace sectors. This three-part series will be moderated by Jim McCarthy, vice president of Naval Programs at Cypress International.

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Maj. Jeremy Howell: Army Increases Planned Budget for 2021 Robotics Programs

U.S. Army

Maj. Jeremy Howell, a U.S. Army officer who serves as deputy robotics branch chief, G-8, said the service's robotics portfolio has grown in terms of budget, with 20 upcoming programs. The major noted that the Army wants to purchase modular mission payloads that may consist of communications systems, anti-jamming technologies and lethality packs.

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BAE Systems Wins Multiple Contracts to Support US Army A-Team Program; Chris Eisenbies Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded multiple contracts, with a total value of $9 million, from the U.S. Army for the Advanced Teaming Demonstration (A-Team) program. BAE Systems will develop advanced technologies to support the service branch’s program. The contracts include awards for the Human Machine Interface, Platform Resource Capability Management and Situational Awareness Management elements of the program. 

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USSOCOM Looks to Expand Autonomous Capabilities for ISR Missions; Col. Joel Babbitt Quoted

Autonomous Capabilities

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is working to integrate autonomous technologies and artificial intelligence concepts into its unmanned systems to enable missions in inoperable environments. The U.S. Army and Navy are also working to integrate autonomy in their respective combat vehicles and undersea platforms, according to the publication.

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NavalX to Advance DON Workforce Innovation; Potomac Officers Club to Host 2020 Navy Forum

James Geurts

NavalX has served as the Department of Navy (DON) workforce "super-connector." The agency is focused on scaling agility methods across the DON workforce, offering a culture of decentralized autonomy that has created an innovation landscape. NavalX has worked to connect isolated pockets of excellence to capture and scale the methodologies. 

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James Geurts Discusses US Navy Modernization of Unmanned Systems

James Geurts

James Geurts, Assistant Secretary for Research, Development, and Acquisition with the U.S. Navy and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently addressed the challenges the U.S. Navy has faced deploying unmanned systems. He noted that the service branch has encountered obstacles to obtain and use the systems effectively on a global scale. 

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Airgility Develops Aerial Unmanned System to Support Defense Missions

Airgility

Airgility has developed aerial unmanned systems that can fly anywhere, including areas where there is limited or no GPS access and in confined areas to support the national security and defense missions, the company reported last month. The company’s advanced capabilities will enable Airgility to conduct the critical missions which include search and rescue, secure borders and deliver medical supplies to remote areas, among others.

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