Boeing says it has successfully shown that a single unmanned aerial vehicle operator can control several UAVs at once using its Distributed Information-Centralized Decision autonomous mission control software. In its demonstration, a single operator controlled three Scan-Eagle UAVs, receiving a “field-generated” target location from an Airborne Warning and Control System operator console that, in turn, requested video coverage of the target. The UAVs beamed the video back to the AWACS operator, who “tasked” a strike aircraft. Ed Froese, Boeing’s VP for ISR systems, said that the DI-CD would free UAV operators from “micro-managing the routes and other activities.”
May 23, 2022
The Department of the Air Force announced the retirements of several key leaders within the Air Force and Space Force on May 23, while also unveiling more than a dozen new assignments for current or future one-star generals.