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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #300 on: May 31, 2018, 05:53:14 am »
https://news.usni.org/2018/05/29/summary-department-navy-strategic-unmanned-systems-roadmap

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Executive Summary

Unmanned and autonomous systems will create fundamental shifts in the way that the Department of Navy (DON) conducts naval operations. Integration of unmanned and autonomous capabilities offers many advantages such as reducing personnel and manpower, risk to personnel, and operating costs, as well as offering greater persistence and range, improved speed and accuracy of data processing, and supporting a faster decision cycle. Unmanned and autonomous technologies will become a powerful and ubiquitous force multiplier in an integrated human-machine team. The combination will provide capabilities that far exceed the effectiveness of platforms or humans alone. Employment of manned/unmanned teams and technologies will transform modem warfare, increasing asymmetric operations, leveraging the technologies to the DON’s advantage, and give the warfighter the edge to win the fight.
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #301 on: June 06, 2018, 04:06:26 pm »
https://news.usni.org/2018/06/06/marines-wont-need-carrier-high-end-fight-mux-unmanned-system

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Marine Corps and Navy are preparing for a high-end fight that will require ships to be distributed across the ocean rather than clustered around an aircraft carrier, and the Marines’ future Group 5 unmanned aerial system will give them the airborne early warning capability to break free from the carrier and its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft.

With the F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter now fielded, an Upgunned Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) – a typical Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked on a three-ship Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), plus a couple cruisers or destroyers – is a formidable naval unit: it carries a Marine landing force, a fifth-generation stealthy fighter capability, a high-end radar paired with the Aegis Combat System, and the networking to tie them all together. The only thing missing is an airborne early warning system like the Navy’s E-2D to identify and cue surface and air threats.
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #302 on: June 07, 2018, 06:47:54 am »
What is this ?.


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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #304 on: June 08, 2018, 06:10:41 am »
Thank you my dear Eric.

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #305 on: July 17, 2018, 07:53:04 am »
Anti drone drone.  I guess it's cheaper than shooting a missile.  It uses an electronically scanned Ku band radar to find/intercept enemy drones.  They must have figured out how to build them cheap.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VJ7ZMqO3xs&feature=youtu.be

Another video showing different uses for this UAV.
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #306 on: July 17, 2018, 08:39:29 am »
Anti drone drone.  I guess it's cheaper than shooting a missile.  It uses an electronically scanned Ku band radar to find/intercept enemy drones.  They must have figured out how to build them cheap.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VJ7ZMqO3xs&feature=youtu.be

Another video showing different uses for this UAV.


When it can deal with stuff like this I'll be impressed:

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,29881.msg329927.html#msg329927
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #307 on: July 17, 2018, 08:51:53 am »
We already had a topic on the AeroVironment/DARPA Broomstick, so I moved the related posts there.
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic.10259.0

A few words of advice for those who post in this kind of generic topic:

1°) The "Various" topics are NOT meant as big carryall bags. They exist only to collect TEMPORARILY the stuff that doesn't already have a discussion and is not important enough or documented enough to get one. If a specific topic exists, it is always preferable to post there. Before posting, therefore, always make sure to use the search field at the top right-hand corner of the page (set on "Entire Forum") to check first if there isn't already a post or a topic on the subject you wish to discuss or the image you wish to share.

2°) Try to think of those who browse through pages of posts and only see link after link. I'm sure some people will click to see what it's about, but others (such as me) will not bother if they don't at least have a one line explanation of what they are going to find there. A small image attached to the post is of course a bonus. It makes further reading of the topic so much easier.

3°) When quoting someone, it is useless to leave to integrated images or videos in the quote. Leaving only the segment that is relevant to your reply is enough. Don't forget videos make the pages take a lot longer to load, and not everyone lives in areas with fiber, cable or even speedy ADSL connections.

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #308 on: July 20, 2018, 02:29:45 am »
Autonomy software for generic drones.


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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #309 on: July 23, 2018, 11:02:44 pm »
https://www.military.com/defensetech/2018/07/23/marines-test-new-drone-swarms-single-operator-can-control.html

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One Marine could soon dispatch more than a dozen drones to jam enemy communications and take out targets -- all from a single handheld tablet.

The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab has successfully tested the ability to have a single Marine operate six drones in the air simultaneously. The goal is to get that up to 15 and to see the small unmanned systems stay in the air for hours at a time.

"What we're looking at is ... minimal operator burden so [a Marine's] face isn't down in a tablet," said Capt. Matt Cornachio, a fires project officer with the Warfighting Lab's science and technology division. "It's sort of having the machines do the work for you, so you give them intent and they operate."
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #312 on: November 05, 2018, 05:27:27 am »
US Navy has developed a unique flying circuit board unmanned aircraft - Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft). Each CICADA is fully autonomous, flying independently to a user-specified GPS location to deliver a small sensor suite

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #314 on: December 02, 2018, 09:32:52 am »
The BattleHawk Squad-Level Loitering Munition is a lightweight, man-portable system that allows dismounted troops to locate, validate and interdict soft targets including enemy personnel and light vehicles. A backpack-carried system, the BattleHawk can be deployed quickly via tube launch, providing critical protection and prosecution capability against both line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) threats

https://www.facebook.com/defencetech/videos/2381773901894904/
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