Navy looking to add vendors to $982M IDIQ contract vehicle for unmanned systems tech
The Navy released an RFI to gauge companies’ interest in pursuing access to the IDIQ-MAC pool of awardees for the Unmanned Surface Vehicle/Vessel Family of Systems.
DARPA calling for AI ‘reinforcements’ to bolster US air combat capability
DARPA released a Broad Agency Announcement on Monday for its new Artificial Intelligence Reinforcements (AIR) program.
Army acquisition chief sees autonomy, system hardening as key to overcoming comms challenges in future drone wars
The official says developing hardened platforms with greater autonomy will be critical as drones and counter-drone systems become more ubiquitous.
DARPA ready to transition ALIAS autonomous flight technology to the services
The technology developed by DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System initiative was put through its paces last month at Yuma Proving Ground.
AFWERX plans new ‘proving ground’ to accelerate autonomy tech
The head of the new program briefed DefenseScoop on the roots of this work and the innovation hub's ultimate vision.
Accelerating the use of emerging tech is key pillar of new National Defense Strategy
A "wide-range of newer, faster-building technologies and applications" pose new challenges for the Pentagon, a senior Defense official said.
Pentagon may take a page out of Tesla’s playbook and run AI in ‘shadow mode’
In its pursuit of trusted artificial intelligence and autonomy, the Defense Department is looking at running additional algorithms on its platforms to test and monitor performance, as Tesla has done with its self-driving cars.
X-62 aircraft is 'booked solid' as a flying testbed for autonomy technology￼
The Air Force Research Lab and Air Force Test Center are launching a multiyear campaign to test autonomy capabilities on X-62 aircraft.
NATO about to develop new strategy to guide members' use of autonomous systems in warfare
NATO is poised to begin crafting a new strategy that will ultimately inform how its member-nations apply autonomous capabilities in future conflicts, according to a senior official.