RPA Eye in the Sky Watches Da’esh Fighters

06/07/2016
06/07/2016: A Coalition unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) observes two Da’esh fighters emplacing an improvised explosive device (IED) near the town of Doudyan, Syria, this information was used to report threat locations back to friendly forces. The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Daesh…

USMC Cargo UAV Being Tested in Afghanistan

12/08/2012
12/08/2012: A Cargo Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (CRUAS) with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) lands and takes off on Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2012. VMU-3 deployed to Afghanistan to support and conduct counter-insurgency operations.  Credit:…

Crafting a New Paradigm for Manned-Unmanned Systems: Lieutenant-General Deptula Reflects on the MQ-X

07/14/2010
In late May 2010, SLD sat down to continue the conversation begun earlier in the year with the Lieutenant-General Deptula with regard to the impact of remotely piloted aircraft on the shifting paradigms for air operations. [slidepress gallery='crafting-a-new-paradigm-for-manned-unmanned-systems-lt-general-deptula-reflects-on-the-mq-x'] SLD: You have talked about a shift in paradigms for air operations…

The Connectivity Opportunity and Multi-Mission Similitude: the TTNT Example

11/08/2009
With a significant shortfall in spending for new power projection platforms, the U.S. faces a core challenge of how to most effectively build forces for the years ahead. At the heart of this opportunity will be to shape joint con-ops for the US Air Force and Navy and to ensure…