09 February 2016 – Schiebel, the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), the Netherlands Coastguard, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force conducted a series of successful flights with a newly developed airborne Detect and Avoid System at the airport of Den Helder in December 2015.
8 February 2016 - Drawing on world class know-how derived from generations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) design, development and operation and its naval capabilities, Elbit Systems’ newest offering in the unmanned platform field is Seagull - an organic, modular, highly autonomous, multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) system.
2 February 2016 – The National Aeronautic Association announced today that the X-47B's autonomous aerial refueling demonstration last year is one of nine aerospace projects and accomplishments to compete for the 2015 Robert J. Collier Trophy.
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2 February 2016 - AeroVironment, Inc. announced it and a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been contracted to provide the U.S. Coast Guard ice breaker Polar Star with a RQ-20A Puma™ AE unmanned aircraft system for the annual Operation Deep Freeze resupply mission.
Distributed Lethality Concept Relies Heavily on UAVs
22 January 2016 - The U.S. Navy's surface warfare community has released a video depicting its distributed lethality concept. Throughout the video, unmanned air vehicles, presumably variants of DARPA's TERN program, are depicted on surface combatants and amphibious ships. The UAVs would support organic over-the-horizon targeting for a host of new surface to surface missiles the navy intends to acquire over the next several years.
#USNavy surface forces are changing how they operate. They're going on the offensive with #DistributedLethality to bring more power to more places and retain U.S. sea control, project power, and have access to all domains. #LeadatSeaPosted by Surface Warriors on Friday, January 22, 2016
7 January 2016 - A team from NOAA and Raytheon successfully demonstrated recent advancements of the Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) while completing a mid-flight launch from the NOAA P-3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft on January 7th. The successful flight verified new technology designed to improve Coyote’s ability to collect vital weather data to improve hurricane forecasts.
24 December 2015 - Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $93.08 million contract by DARPA to develop a full scale demonstrator of the long endurance unmanned Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) air vehicle designed to fly surveillance missions from naval vessels.
15 December 2015 —The U.S. Navy recently awarded five delivery orders to Bluefin Robotics for vehicles that will increase the Navy's capability to remotely search and investigate ship hulls, harbor sea floors, and other underwater infrastructure for limpet mines, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other objects of interest.
30 November 2015 - The MQ-8C Fire Scout completed a three week operational assessment period Nov. 20 at Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, California.
18 November 2015 - Raytheon Company completed delivery of its latest Modular Scalable Sonar System (MS3), the fifth-generation hull-mounted sonar system, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program.
12 November 2015 - Could the "Status-6" program be the same as the Cold War-derived Kanyon unmanned underwater vehicle?
3 November 2015 – Lockheed Martin was awarded a $4.6 million contract for the continued development of a maritime canister-launched small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS).
3 November 2015 - The CNO officially established its "N99" Unmanned Systems Directorate, consolidating unmanned procurement, manpower, training, and readiness resources under a single office.
20 October 2015 - Some naval analysts are suggesting the UCLASS program should procure two different variants. Is this a good idea?