The Navy envisions the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike system as a bridge to its autonomous strike fighter, according to service Secretary Ray Mabus.
As the Navy awaits the results of a Pentagon-led portfolio review of its Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike program, the chief of naval intelligence expressed concern last week about "losing ground" on unmanned naval aviation.
China's air force notched modernization improvements over the last year, including adding new aerial-refueling aircraft to its fleet and possibly developing a new air-to-air missile designed to strike airborne warning and control systems (AWACS) and tanker aircraft, while laying plans to develop an inventory of more than 41,000 unmanned aerial vehicles.
- Air Force Wants To Certify Airworthiness Of Non-DOD Military Aircraft
- Audit Contends Many Army Drone Pilots Are Poorly Trained
- Army Deciding On Right-Sized Drone For Future Electronic-Attack Weapon
- Senate Panel Sets Stage For Conference Debate On UCAS-D Extension
- Navy Should Take Venture-Capitalist Approach On Sub Development
- DOD Eying Challenge-Based Pilot That Could Help Test Swarming Systems
- UCLASS Schedule, Design Revisited If Additional Requirements Are Set
- Global Hawk Approved For Milestone C After Years Of Instability
- Lawmakers Want Air Force To Consider Enlisted, Civilian RPA Pilots
- Army Considering Hellfire Missile For New Air-Defense Role
- DOD Eyes Technologies To Enable Pilots To Control Multiple UAS At Once
- GAO Calls On Navy, DOD To Submit UCLASS Report Once Requirements Are Finalized
- House Panel Eyes Long-Term Plans For Army's Deadly Mini-Drones
- Influential House Lawmaker Would Like Navy To Continue UCAS-D Testing
- French Air Force Reapers Flying More Often Than Expected
- Navy Completes First-Ever Unmanned Air-To-Air Refueling
- Lawmakers Have Not Been Briefed On UCLASS, Call For Requirements Doc
- Lawmakers Ask Army For Armed Aerial Scout Plans Past Apache And Shadow UAS Teams
Top Pentagon leaders have asked the Army to examine how some weapons could be used for dual purposes, a question already being pondered in the ground service's fires community.
- Senate Authorizers' FY-15 Defense Policy Bill, Report
- Senate Committee's Summary Of The FY-15 Defense Policy Bill
- Army Sources-Sought Notice On Ground Vehicle Technologies
- House Armed Services Committee's FY-15 Defense Authorization Bill
- House Bill On Pivot To Asia-Pacific
- DARPA Broad Agency Announcement For CODE
- DOD's 'Open Business Model For Unmanned Aircraft Ground Control Systems'
- DOD's December 2013 Selected Acquisition Report Summary
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