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*+-The U.S. Army is mulling consolidating its drone training programs after a scathing federal review, according to the service’s top officer. Auditors concluded that pilots of unmanned systems such as the RQ-7 Shadow struggled to complete required training “because they spend a significant amount of time performing additional duties such as lawn care, janitorial services, […]

*+-The military may soon be deploying air-mobile hotspots so that troops operating in remote locations can communicate with support units. The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, or DARAPA, said Phase 2 of the program began in March with teams integrating the developing technology into pods that will be mounted onto RQ-7 Shadow UAVs and mobile […]