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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND -- U.S. ARMY FACILITY. The U.S. Army Project Director for Sensors – Aerial Intelligence (PD SAI) has signed agreements with L3 Harris and Raytheon business units to work on the next phase of the Army's High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) next-generation airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) system that is intended to fly on an Army fixed-wing platform to be named later.
Developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology for the battlefield is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as its adversaries continue to scale up their own AI and machine learning capabilities. Much of the DoD’s AI wizardry is spun out of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which looks to enable machines to become trusted, collaborative partners of not just warfighters but all humans.
WIESBADEN, Germany. U.S. Army Europe and Africa will add two new units in the coming months and retain three sites previously scheduled to be returned to the German government, due to growing operational requirements in Europe, according to an annoucement by the U.S. Army.
U.S. ARMY COMBAT CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (DEVCOM) -- ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. The U.S. Army reports approval of a capability-development document that aims to speed up the experimentation and development of navigation-warfare and situational-awareness technologies.
BOULDER, Colo. Robotics/autonomous-vehicle maker Stratom has won a contract with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) to develop an autonomous ground vehicle refueling (AGVR) prototype system to integrate onto a palletized load system (PLS) flat rack for autonomous convoy operations.
U.S. ARMY FACILITY -- ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. The U.S. Army is working on improving situational awareness of the electromagnetic battlefield, embarking on projects that aim to develop spectrum-sensing capabilities that will give soldiers enhanced awareness of their own radio emissions.
The clamor for more bandwidth for military use grows louder all the time, especially as 5G [fifth-generation wireless] networks promise to boost access to mission-critical communications, improve virtual reality/augmented reality tools for troops, and better support autonomous vehicles. In fact, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), in its May 2020 report outlining the government’s 5G strategy, called 5G broadband a “critical strategic technology” that the U.S. telecommunications industry must master so as to gain “long-term economic and military advantage.”