Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Terminator Times #5

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:

The Chinese air force has created a counter UAV force.

Are Israeli drones supporting Assad?

The Russians have been developing their own attack UAVs.

The Russians are building a UAV version of the SR-10 (CP-10).

DARPA is seeking money for its TERN program (Predator class VTOL drone launched from US Navy surface ships) and Gremlins (parasite UAVs that can be launched and recovered en mass from aircraft).

General Atomics' Reaper ER has had its first flight.  This will increase its endurance to 40 hours from 27.

The US Army is seeking a nano UAV for ground troops.

The US Air Force is working on 'wolf pack' capabilities where one fighter will command a number of UCAVs.

The US Navy is accelerating the CBARS unmanned tanker aircraft.

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles:

The US Navy is cancelling the troubled Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) mine hunting robo sub.  here's a little more info.

Canada is purchasing an autonomous UUV.

Unmanned Surface Vehicles:

The US Navy is likely replace the RMMV with the Textron Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV).


A report has been circulating warning against the use of autonomous weapons.

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