Articles, Interviews & Whitepapers
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!
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.
Over the past few years, it’s become clear that recreational drones pose a significant risk to national security and public safety. In this Q&A, we asked C-UAS speaker, Rob Thompson, Co-Founder of the CUAS Coalition, "are law enforcement and national security agencies currently equipped to confront malicious and/or reckless drone use?". Download the article to learn more about the current state of domestic C-UAS efforts, the legal barriers to counter drone activities, emerging C-UAS tech and more!