Robot swarms, new aircraft fleets to transform Army aviation

NASHVILLE — In future combat, Army units may deploy a large unmanned aerial system that can serve as a mothership capable of unleashing swarms of autonomous aircraft for various missions. With near-peer competitors advancing their anti-access and area-denial capabilities, the Army requires innovative ways, such as this one, to penetrate through enemy defenses, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville.


Redstone Arsenal team leading project for Army’s newest drones

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – The Army is looking to the future and revamping both its manned and unmanned aircraft fleets. Work is underway on Redstone Arsenal to develop the latest and greatest drones.The project is called the Next Generation Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Demonstration. Proposals are now being accepted for Phase II of the program.

The NexGen UAS TD is led by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center’s Aviation Development Directorate on Redstone Arsenal.