The Coast Guard on Tuesday awarded two small contracts to resellers to provide trusted, short range-unmanned aviation systems (SR-UAS) from Parrot and Skydio that can be used to help meet its statutory missions. Skydio’s X2D small UAS system will be supplied by Atlantic Diving Supply under a $696, ...

The U.S. Air Force component of Central Command–Air Forces Central (AFCENT)–has created Detachment 99 (DET 99) to spur innovation in the detection and countering of small drones, including those of Iran. “One of the gaps that I worry about is the detection gap,” Air Force Lt. ...

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring the SCOUT initiative and recently conducted an experiment to figure out how to better detect illicit maritime cargo and drug-running using unmanned technologies. This test event at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., located ...

General Atomics’ Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted a completely autonomous flight test using an artificial intelligence (AI) pilot on an MQ-20A Avenger unmanned aircraft system (UAS) on Sept. 12, the company said this week. The company said it used internal research and development ...

Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, the head of Air Combat Command (ACC), envisions a future fleet of multi-role Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) that build off initial fielding lessons learned for a small number of CCAs. “If I was doing a clean sheet design, I would look for something you could ...