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April 18, 2019
What modular payloads can be swapped into and out of air vehicles to support ISR, EA, AEW, and communications relay missions?
DSIAC is searching for information on physical prototypes or conceptual designs for airborne early warning (AEW); communications relay; electronic attack (EA); and...
April 15, 2019 | Source: Air Force Magazine, airforcemag.com, Rachel S. Cohen, 4 April 2019
Meet the Future Unmanned Force: Skybord and Valkyrie
Two new autonomous aircraft concepts that promise to redefine the Air Force’s unmanned fleet are moving forward. The latest, Skyborg, is an autonomous drone prototyping program...
March 28, 2019
Enhancing the Expectations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – Recognizing Aviation-Grade Suppliers
The unmanned systems industry stands to disrupt almost every major industry. Indeed, it has already revolutionized warfare, and there is no hint of it slowing down. This growth...
March 20, 2019 | Source: TechCrunch, techcrunch.com, Jon Russel, January 2019
Facebook is Reportedly Testing Solar-Powered Internet Drones Again
Facebook last year grounded its ambitious plan to develop a solar-powered drone to beam internet across the world, but the company isn’t done with the concept, it seems. The...
January 16, 2019
Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAV With Blood Delivery Capability
What VTOL unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that are commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) are capable of blood deliveries? DSIAC was asked to find COTS VTOL UAS solutions for...
January 14, 2019 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, matt leonard, 5 september 2018
Army Looks Into Laser-Powered Drones
Even as drone technology advances, power constraints limit the amount of equipment unmanned systems can carry, as well as the time they can stay in the air. Some drone systems,...
2018 Aircraft Combat Survivability Short Course
This 3-day short course in aircraft combat survivability is designed to provide an overview of the aircraft combat survivability discipline. The course is intended for Department...
Survivability and Vulnerability
December 3, 2018 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, Marco Margaritoff, 2 August 2018
DARPA Taps Silent Falcon to Develop Midair, Laser-Based Drone Charging
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) arguably develops some of the most technologically advanced systems known to man, and its latest endeavor certainly continues...
December 3, 2018 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, Joseph Trevithick, 9 November 2018
The Army Wants Its Brigades To Be Able To Fight For An Entire Week Without Resupply
Concerns are growing throughout the U.S. military about the potential difficulties in rapidly deploying large amounts of personnel and equipment into a theater of operations under...
December 3, 2018
Cargo Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
What UAVs could deliver a 50-pound payload for launch and landing on a moving ship at sea without use of catapults, cables, or nets? DSIAC was asked to compile a list of...