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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.

IBCS completes key tests, teeing up full-rate production decision for Army

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The Integrated Battle Command System program has completed IOT&E, prime contractor Northrop Grumman announced.

DOD intensifying search for new tech to defeat kamikaze drones

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The DOD is about to release a white paper asking industry for new ideas for countering adversaries’ kamikaze drones. That outreach will be followed by a technology demonstration later this fiscal year.

Army assuming ‘a lot of risk’ as it moves to field hypersonic weapons by end of fiscal year

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The officer overseeing the Army's hypersonics initiative expressed confidence in the program, but he noted that officials are taking on “a lot of risk” to meet the schedule goal.

Hicks wants more high-level oversight of Pentagon's JADC2 efforts

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A shakeup could be coming soon in the way the Pentagon manages its Joint All-Domain Command and Control efforts, FedScoop has learned. A defense official close to Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks confirmed that Hicks sees the need for “additional, high-level oversight for JADC2 coordination.” The Joint All-Domain Command and Control initiative aims to better connect the U.S. military’s many sensors, shooters and networks across land, air, sea, space, cyberspace…

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…