Lockheed Martin has unveiled a tethered version of its Indago small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to increase protection for U.S. Special Forces. The tethered Indago small UAS is designed to provide continuous intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities at a reduced cost. U.S. Special Forces perform a range of critical missions, including combating counterinsurgency, conducting
The emergence of inexpensive small unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs) that operate without a human pilot, commonly known as drones, has led to adversarial groups threatening deployed U.S. forces, especially infantry units. Although the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) are developing tactics and systems to counter single sUASs, a new report by
One of the best examples of how rapidly advancing technologies can change security requirements is the rise of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Relatively unknown to all but a few in the military as recently as 1990, today they are central to militaries throughout the world; the general public can even buy them in grocery stores.