The drone swarming technology the Pentagon is seeking
as part of its Third Offset effort took a “large step forward just this
week,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.
The Air Force has tasked the Pentagon’s Defense
Innovation Unit Experimental in Silicon Valley to work with industry to
figure out new ways to control small unmanned aerial systems.
ISIS fighters in preparation for the battle for Mosul have been combing the villages south of the fortified for human shields.
Two Air Force intelligence, surveillance, and
reconnaissance assets were used to bring down a small ISIS drone earlier
this month, the service confirmed.
The Air Force this summer quietly deployed MQ-9 Reapers
to Tunisia to fly reconnaissance missions over Libya as part of the
anti-ISIS mission there.
The 361st Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance Group at Hurlburt Field, Fla., has created a new program
to help its aircrews cope with PTSD.
US aircraft targeted two top al Qaeda leaders with strikes Oct. 23 in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan.
Northrop Grumman’s willingness to spend more of its own money on design, development, and initial production gave it the advantage in the Air Force’s B-21 bomber contract, according to documents released by the Government Accountability Office late Tuesday.
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