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The FOCUS/FRACTALS Model

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked for updated information on the FOCUS model, which stemmed from the Fall 2015 DSIAC Journal article “Modeling Intelligence Ped With FOCUS: A Tactical-Level ISR Simulation.” DSIAC…

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…

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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