The French defense procurement agency (DGA) on December 18, 2019 took delivery of the first five NERVA-LG extended range reconnaissance micro-robots. They have already been transferred to the Army Technical Section (STAT) for further assessment in order to refine the concept of employment before being put into the forces, according to a statement from the DGA. Continue reading “French Defense Procurement Agency Receives First Terrestrial Micro-Robots”
Space-based services have fast become essential to Europe’s safety and security. In 2017, a previous European Space Agency – European Defence Agency Implementing Agreement demonstrated the use of space-based assets to respond to threats from toxic and hazardous materials, announced in a press release today. Continue reading “ESA, European Defence Agency (EDA) to Jointly Explore AI, Drone Projects”
The Robotics University at Fort Leonard Wood, Training Area 211, is ready to field a new robot — the Man Transportation Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) — to be used by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy for multiple purposes, including explosive ordnance disposal and detection of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.
Continue reading “U.S. Army Develops Multi-Purpose Robots”
The U.S. Army has selected FLIR Systems to produce the Common Robotic System – Heavy, or CRS-H, (pronounced “Chris-H”) to bolster EOD Soldiers’ protection by increasing standoff to interrogate hazardous devices in the range of military operations and in homeland defense applications. Continue reading “New Robot to Bolster Protection for EOD Soldiers”
Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated its laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed-wing and rotary drones. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin’s ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat”
Cities present multiple challenges for ground units as they attempt to navigate and search tall buildings amid tight spaces with limited sight lines. Continue reading “DARPA Seeks Novel Urban Swarm Capabilities, Enhancements to Physical Testbeds”