NTT DOCOMO, INC., in a continuing quest to create an innovative new business, has developed a spherical drone display – an unmanned aerial vehicle that displays LED images on an omnidirectional spherical screen while in flight – which DOCOMO believes to be a world first. Continue reading →
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. But drone operators still need FAA authorization to fly in those areas. Continue reading →
As part of a layered approach to combat the evolving threat from ISIS with the recent rise in attacks from commercially purchased drones, the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in partnership with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) has awarded a contract with UAS countermeasure company, Sensofusion, to further develop and leverage its AIRFENCE Mobile capability.
The AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) radar system is reaching full rate production under a new $1.6 million Army contract with Lockheed Martin. Meanwhile, Lockheed already has plans for a new generation of Q-53 radars with short range air defense (SHORAD) capabilities. Continue reading →
Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robots have become increasingly affordable, capable, and available to both the U.S. military and adversaries alike. Enabling UAVs and similar assets to perform useful tasks under human supervision—that is, carrying out swarm tactics in concert with human teammates—holds tremendous promise to extend the advantages U.S. warfighters have in field operations. Continue reading →
Operating as a team, an autonomous vehicle with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flying overhead as surveillance could go deep into complex and unfamiliar terrains such as dense forests to deliver supplies to the battlefield. Continue reading →