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High-Altitude, Pseudo-Satellite Technologies for Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations

DSIAC staff collected information on developmental and production-ready lighter-than-air (LTA) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platform programs designed to provide long-endurance (multiple-day) operation at stratospheric altitudes.  These “High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS)” platforms can act as a bridge…

Research and Development for Stratospheric Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) Platforms

DSIAC contacted Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to discuss their efforts related to the following technologies: HiSentinel stratospheric balloon and Tactical Aerobotic Launch System (TALS) research and development efforts High Altitude Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) Mission Concept of Operations…

Ground Deployed UAV for Persistent ISR

DSIAC received a request for commercial and government off-the-shelf (COTS/GOTS) technologies that could be used for stationary persistent wide area and target quality Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) for long range and low-altitude detection, track,…


Marines Ditch MUX Ship-Based Drone to Pursue Large Land-Based UAS, Smaller Shipboard Vehicle

The U.S. Marines have ditched their plan to field a very large drone on amphibious ships, instead breaking the 4-year-old MUX program into a family of systems that will include a very large, land-based unmanned…

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

CAE’s MAD-XR Next-Gen Magnetic Anomaly Detection System Enters Production

CAE announced the company has started production of the CAE Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) system. CAE also announced that the government of Canada has purchased the first unit under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). CAE MAD-XR is a highly sensitive magnetometer designed to sense changes in the earth’s magnetic field. Because of