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  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    August 2018

    Spending on Unmanned Systems Set to Grow

    Spending on unmanned systems across all domains of warfare is expected to receive a major bump in the next fiscal year, a new report found. The 2018 national defense strategy highlighted autonomy and robotics as top acquisition priorities for the Pentagon.
  • Research and Development

    August 2018

    IARPA-Funded Initiatives Could Thwart Biothreats

    By Vivienne Machi
    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has enlisted Ginkgo Bioworks — a Boston-based synthetic DNA company — in several initiatives meant to get ahead of potential biological threats such as infectious disease outbreaks or even bioterrorism.
  • Global Defense Market

    July 2018

    Australia Boosts Maritime System Procurement

    By Vivienne Machi
    Australia is investing heavily in new unmanned aerial vehicles and submarine hunters as competition from China heats up, said one analyst.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    July 2018

    The Imperative for Artificial Intelligence

    By Frank J. Michael and Shane Shaneman
    The United States enjoys a long track record of dominating conventional military operations, driven in large part by our technological superiority — the nation’s ability to develop new capabilities and rapidly integrate them into military operations.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    July 2018

    Raytheon to Provide Army with Drones for Killing Other Unmanned Systems

    The Army has tapped Raytheon to deliver unmanned aerial vehicles that can destroy enemy drones, the company announced July 17.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    July 2018

    General Atomics Reaper Variant Makes First Trans-Atlantic Flight

    A General Atomics MQ-9B SkyGuardian successfully flew from North Dakota to the United Kingdom, marking the first time a medium-altitude, long endurance remotely piloted vehicle transited over the Atlantic, the company announced July 11.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    July 2018

    Report: Manned-Unmanned Teaming Needed to Boost Combat Airpower

    By Vivienne Machi
    The Air Force is on the technological cusp of flying traditionally manned combat aircraft partnered with unmanned systems, and should adopt that concept as it looks to add combat capacity and keep ahead of peer competitors’ capabilities, analysts said in a new report.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    July 2018

    Special Operations Command Exploring AI Tech

    With the Defense Department investing more funding into artificial intelligence platforms, Special Operations Command is also looking at how it can leverage such technologies to assist commandos around the globe.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    July 2018

    Wide Range of Outcomes Possible for New Drone Export Policies

    The Trump administration is making a push to facilitate exports of unmanned aerial systems, but how much of an impact it will have depends on a variety of factors, analysts said.
  • Robotics

    June 2018

    Industry Team Takes First Place in ThunderDrone Competition

    By Vivienne Machi
    A team of four companies recently achieved victory in a contest organized by Special Operations Command to explore ways to counter enemy unmanned aerial systems.
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