In this latest in Shephard’s series of Technology Reports, Gerrard Cowan takes a deep dive into how cutting-edge uncrewed systems technology is driving new possibilities for maritime and battlefield ISR.
He looks at how new payloads, connectivity techniques and machine learning are expanding the already impressive scope of using maritime MALE and HALE UAS for long-duration overwater missions.
With true multi-domain operations fast becoming an everyday operational reality, the second part of the report then turns to the deployment of fully networked UAS of all classes with multiple sensor feeds to create a comprehensive picture of a dynamic battlespace.
David Hurst, Managing Editor
JUNE 2023 | technology report | UAS
With the persistence and endurance of high-end UAS now a proven benefit in the maritime surveillance role, developers are examining how new payloads and networking capabilities can take these assets to the next level.
As UAVs increasingly operate in a complex multi-domain battlespace, new communications and processing technologies are in the pipeline to help them realise their full potential for intelligence-gathering.
Read the latest uncrewed systems news, including how the AUKUS partner nations are pushing ahead with AI-enabled autonomous vehicles, and why Boeing's MQ-28 may be the answer to the RAF's loyal wingman needs.