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Bell Boeing recently test fired laser-guided rockets from the V-22 Osprey aircraft in a series of mock combat demonstrations at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., showing for the first time that the tiltrotor aircraft can be used for offensive missile and rocket attacks. The forward-firing flights at Yuma shot a range of guided and unguided rockets […]

Textron Systems recently test-fired a new lightweight, precision-guided glide bomb from a Shadow drone at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, in order to showcase the weapon’s technology to interested Army and Marine Corps officials. In development by Textron Systems since March of last year, the Fury is a small 27-inch, 13-pound GPS and laser-guided bomb engineered […]

The Office of Naval Research recently equipped Marines in Hawaii with special technology to help them sift through loads of data to find only the information they need for the battlefield. ONR officials partnered with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Experimentation Center and the 3rd Marine Regiment for the third annual Agile Bloodhound demonstration Nov. […]

U.S. ground combat forces like the idea of self-controlling, unmanned robots on the battlefield – as long as they don’t have big guns mounted on them. Both the Army and Marine Corps rank autonomy among its future priorities for unmanned ground vehicles. The Army has been trying to develop multi-wheeled UGVs for carrying extra ammo, […]

Army to Shrink Robot Fleet

by Matt Cox on August 13, 2013

The U.S. Army plans to trash nearly half of its small robotic vehicle fleet and develop a new family of unmanned ground vehicles capable of multiple missions across services. Over the past 10 years of war, soldiers have come to rely on small, back-pack sized UGVs for searching cramped, shadowy caves and inspecting suspected enemy […]