How to build a fleet of drones with $7.8M funding
The Predator, a $7 million unmanned aerial vehicle that has been used by Navy SEALs and Marines, is on the market now for a $1.6 million price tag.
The drone, which can hover over a target and fire a missile, is the culmination of a $6 million federal grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
The Predator was designed to be a mobile, mobile weapon that could be used to attack targets around the world.
But DARPA also wants to bring the technology to other fields, such as medical imaging.
DARPA has funded the development of an unmanned aircraft capable of tracking targets and taking images of them from space.
The Predator is currently the first unmanned aircraft to be deployed on a military aircraft carrier.
The Navy has received $1 million in support to develop the Predator.
This is the first time DARPA awarded the project.
DARP’s Chief Scientist in Aerospace, Kevin Waggoner, said, “The Predator is a highly mobile, low-cost, and versatile weapon system.
We’re confident that it will be an essential part of our future air warfare capabilities, and we look forward to working with the Navy to develop an affordable, low cost, and flexible, unmanned aircraft that will meet all of our current and future threats.”
The program is funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
The Navy’s first unmanned ship will be the USS Gerald R. Ford.
The ship is slated to be commissioned in 2019.
The first unmanned drone ship, the X-47B, will be launched by the Navy in 2021.
The $1 billion project was announced in May.
DARPR will award the funding through an independent competition.
It is unclear what DARPA plans to do with the unmanned aircraft.
DARPS Director James T. O’Connor said, “[The Predator] will have an impact in the lives of our personnel and in our missions and in the future of warfare in general.”
The Defense Advanced Technology Projects Agency is an agency of the Department of Defense that helps design, develop, and test new technologies.
The agency’s mission is to advance U.S. military capabilities through research, development, test, and evaluation to enhance national security and national economic competitiveness.
The program also supports the Department’s broader missions.
The DARPA program has been a top priority for DARPA for decades.
It received $8.4 billion in federal support in 2016 to develop and deploy the unmanned systems that have become the most popular and powerful in the armed forces.
The Pentagon has said the drones are more than just weapons systems and are integral to the combatant commander’s ability to execute his missions.
DARPPs director, Dr. Mark Zuckerman, said the drone program is a great example of how DARPA is moving forward with innovative ideas.
“The unmanned systems we are building will provide an essential capability to the armed services and to the Department,” he said.
“These systems will help us in combatting and deterring adversaries, providing enhanced situational awareness, and reducing the need for aircrews and pilots to carry heavy equipment, especially those that are in low-flying conditions.”