The Navy program manager for unmanned systems said new unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) will have a range of manning as they are being developed. “Our Medium USV [MUSV] prototype is essentially unmanned. There’s… a pilot house but no accommodations,” Capt. Pete Small, Unmanned Maritime ...

President Trump issued an executive order on Jan. 18 that instructs federal agencies to assess the risks of the procurement and use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from foreign drone manufacturers with the goal of removing them in favor of domestically produced UAS. “It is the policy of the ...

A new Navy campaign plan that combines all unmanned system development is expected to be released within “just a few weeks,” the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) said Monday. This unmanned campaign plan “explains our taking those programs in the air, on the sea and under the sea together to ...

The Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system will be the basis for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) joint counter-small unmanned aircraft system (C-sUAS) effort, Army Maj. Gen. Sean Gainey, Joint C-sUAS Office (JCO) director, said during a Jan. 8 webinar hosted by the Center ...