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This interactive timeline highlights key events from the past 2 years that have influenced the emerging threat of UASs. Learn more about recent incidents involving the use of small, hostile UAS by terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq and regular armies in eastern Ukraine, coupled with rapidly expanding drone industries outside of NATO as well as how militaries across the globe are beginning to address this issue.
First-hand account from Colonel Amine Elkai on how the growing use of commercial and military spec drones by non-state actors on the Middle East’s battlefield is changing the nature of warfare.
Advancing robotics and autonomous systems has been a major initiative for the Dept. of Defense for more than 20 years. In this whitepaper, learn more about what the DOD is prioritizing when it comes to UASs, UGSs and other RAS projects. PLUS! An in-depth look into the Army's five step development process, known as SIDRA, that includes: sustaining current systems, improving existing systems, developing new capabilities, replacing obsolete systems, and assessing new technologies and systems.
The Future of RAS: An Inside Look into the Army’s Priorities for Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Near-Term, Mid-Term, Far-Term
Get an overview of the Army’s primary near-term investments are in pursuit of autonomous technology development related to counter-UAS, power management, EOD RAS platform, payload improvements, Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transports, UGSs and more!
Our editorial team asked European drone experts from a broad range of industries to provide their insight on the increasing use of commercial drones and the issues this generates. In this infographic, find out why:
- 60% of respondents see the growing use of commercial drones as a potential threat.
- 75% of respondents think there is either too little or a serious lack of understanding and communication between the public and the authorities regarding the current legislation and guidance on the use of drones in the civil airspace.
- Close to 50% of respondents say they have little to know awareness of available counter-UAS solutions
Check out the latest report from the Center for the Study of the Drone on the current state and future outlook of the counter-UAS market. Read and take a deep-dive into:
- Use-cases of the latest and most popular counter-UAV solutions (i.e. radar, RF detection, EO and IR)
- Recent developments in the counter-UAS regulatory landscape or lack thereof
- Detailed analysis on the main detection and interdiction methods employed by products currently available on the market
This document reflects an estimate of drone-related procurement, research and development (RDT&E), and military construction in the FY 2019 budget request. Learn more about the:
- $1.05 billion funding for counter-drone systems and why it continues to rise
- $9.39 billion to be invested in drone-related procurement, research and development, and construction funding
- New research programs that address autonomy and artificial intelligence such as Project Maven, an artificial intelligence program that has grown by 81 percent to over $100 million.
Maintaining tactical superiority in a complex battle space within an asymmetrical war has never been more challenging than for today’s warfighter. The constant evolution of non-standard enemy tactics combined with commercially available communication equipment, sensors (situational awareness), and weapon systems has created a challenge in maintaining a situational superiority over one’s adversary. Read more here
The Global Counter UAV (C-UAV) Systems Market Forecast to 2026 finds a very interesting future for this young and expanding market. The global C-UAV market is projected to grow to USD 1,496 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 14.6% with a cumulative market volume of USD 8,496 million over the forecast period.