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Army acquisition chief sees autonomy, system hardening as key to overcoming comms challenges in future drone wars

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The official says developing hardened platforms with greater autonomy will be critical as drones and counter-drone systems become more ubiquitous.

Army focusing on light robotic combat vehicles, with emphasis on software

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include information about the projected fielding date for the RCV-L. The Army has narrowed its focus on developing lighter variants of robotic combat vehicles, but it still plans to leverage a ­software acquisition pathway to get technology that could be applied to other categories of unmanned platforms in the future, the service’s top weapons buyer said Wednesday. The Army has been conducting…