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An Aerosonde UAS assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milieus (DDG 69) returns to the flight deck after conducting flight operations in the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson.

Distributed Unmanned Vessels to Cast a Wide Net Over (and Under) the Pacific

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are relying on unmanned systems to augment traditional, and more expensive, vessels in the…

Last November, GA-ASI paired a company-owned MQ-20 Avenger UAS with a Sabreliner, operated by Lockheed Martin, acting as a surrogate fighter, and two F-5 Advanced Tigers from Tactical Air Support configured with internal Tactical Infrared Search and Track (TacIRST) sensors, to preform multi-platform infrared sensing.

TEAMING: Expanding Capabilities, Enhancing War Fighter Safety

Manned-unmanned teaming can serve as a force multiplier.

The FAA has awarded the Pearland Police Department the first certificate of authorization under the Part 91 general operating rules to operate its drone as first responder program beyond visual line of sight. Photo courtesy of the Pearland Police Department.

Expanding Corridors, New Waivers: Is BVLOS Within Sight?

Having the technology needed to safely fly BVLOS is one thing; having the place to actually fly BVLOS is another.