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Weaponizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

DSIAC was tasked with determining different methods that have been employed to weaponize group 1 and 2 UASs. Through open-source news articles and publications, DSIAC compiled various methods of mounting guns, launchers, and munitions to…

Defining Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Swarms

  Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) swarming is a debated term within the Department of Defense (DoD) community and has varied definitions depending on the organization discussing it.  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was…

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Navy Acquires Underwater Drone for Mine Sweeping

The U.S. Navy and the Defense Innovation Unit selected L3Harris Technologies to provide an unmanned undersea vehicle for expeditionary undersea missions, particularly mine sweeping.The Next Generation, Small-Class, Maritime Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (MEMUUV) program took delivery of one Iver4-900 UUV for testing. Later will come two field-swappable modular payload sections to include real

Meet “THOR,” the Air Force”s New Drone-Killing Microwave Gun

It”s built to negate swarms of drones,” said Program Manager Amber Anderson. “We want to drop many of them at one time without a single leaker getting through.” U.S. military bases across the globe may soon have a New Mexico-made, high-powered microwave weapon at their disposal to instantaneously down swarms of enemy drones. The U.S.

Air Force’s Future Stealthy Combat Drone Could Use AI to Learn

SALON DU BOURGET, PARIS — The company working with the U.S. Air Force to create what may be the Service”s first artificial intelligence drone is gearing up for the final few demo tests, according to an industry official. Kratos Defense completed its second test flight of the XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned aerial vehicle — which, in

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Photonics Media Webinar – Radiometric Accuracy and Commercial UAVs: A Clash of Cultures?

Join Photonic Media on July 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a live webinar presentation “Radiometric Accuracy and Commercial UAVs:  A Clash of Cultures?”   While the explosion in the commercial drone industry has…