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DOD Shares 25 Year Unmanned Vehicle Roadmap

Thursday, January 2nd 2014
By Adena Schutzberg

The Defense Department’s new Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap (pdf), released December 23, has a number of challenges for the years ahead.

  • pinpoint inertial guidance systems that are jam-proof
  • camera-mounted, loitering munitions that get launched from an unmanned "mothership" and hunt targets in deadly "swarms."
  • offloading as many human tasks as possible onto machines

- Live Science


Image: U.S. Army Spc. Rocco Scinto inspects the wing of a MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft during a routine maintenance check at the Gray Eagle hangar at Fort Stewart, Ga., Dec. 11, 2013. U.S. Army photo illustration by Sgt. William Begley  

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