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Navy issues RFI for unmanned ‘mother ship’ that could deploy other drones

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The Navy is conducting market research to see if contractors would be able to satisfy anticipated program requirements for a new “Attritable UxS Mother Ship" (AUMS).

DARPA ready to transition ALIAS autonomous flight technology to the services

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The technology developed by DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System initiative was put through its paces last month at Yuma Proving Ground.

Navy weaving underwater drones into Project Overmatch

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“The area of networking and command and control and cross-vehicle coordination is, I believe, really one of the most transformational changes happening now," Rear Adm. Casey Moton said.

Navy secretary touts cloud as key for unmanned system ops

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The cloud is a high priority for Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro as the sea service moves forward with developing and fielding unmanned platforms.

Navy developing new mesh network of robo-ships enabled by sensors, AI and the cloud

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U.S. Naval Forces Central Command is creating a “mesh network” of unmanned surface vessels that can transmit ISR data via the cloud.

Army to release draft RFP for robotic combat vehicle rapid prototypes

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Officials are working on generating requirements for RCVs..

Pentagon may take a page out of Tesla’s playbook and run AI in ‘shadow mode’

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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.

Navy working to prevent unmanned shipbuilders from monopolizing software integration

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The sea service is also keeping an eye on industry to try to prevent shipbuilders from having too much influence over the software and AI integration market for those types of platforms, according to Adm. Michael Gilday.

Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program entering next phase

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The Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program will soon be transitioning to its detailed design and prototype phases, and the service has issued a new solicitation for the effort. The OMFV is a critical element of the Army’s next-generation combat vehicles portfolio and a top modernization priority as the service pursues new technologies such as unmanned systems and data-sharing capabilities for high-end combat against advanced adversaries. A request for…