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MANET, Adaptive Routing and Cognitive Radio for UAV Networks in Contested Environments

As military forces increasingly rely on remotely deployed, unmanned vehicles, the need for robust, secure, and reliable wireless communication becomes more vital than ever. Interference from dense urban environments and a congested radio frequency (RF)…

Identifying Applications of Autonomy Applicable to Naval Activities

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry requesting examples of applications of autonomy in the commercial sector relevant to the naval enterprise. DSIAC worked with subject matter experts from the…


Special Operations Command Creating New Drone Technology Initiative

U.S. Special Operations Command is partnering with the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office to create a new organization dedicated to advancing drone technology, a top acquisition official announced May 16. The outfit, known as DRONEWERX, was modeled after Special Operations Command’s SOFWERX initiative which opened the door to nontraditional partners in industry and academia to do

Are Militaries Too Afraid to Automate?

Amid the widespread anxiety of future jobs being lost to automation and artificial intelligence, the military sector has been particularly concerned about the impact of technological transformation. Despite often engaging with some of the world’s most advanced technology, the idea of replacing man with machine for defence application is often eyed with skepticism by military

SREHDing Explosive Hazards: Robotic System Destroys Explosive Threats

In combat, land mine and improvised explosive device (IED) clearance is a slow, painstaking, stressful job that physically and mentally drains Soldiers and military working dogs. U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) has long had the expertise, facilities, and geographical features to test the most cutting-edge technologies to defeat this threat and remove Soldiers from