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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Special Operations Command looking to ditch some of its drones, buy new ISR capabilities | FedScoop

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Lockheed Martin and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) collaborate to create autonomous systems and technologies.

SOCOM purchased a large number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to satisfy the needs of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Officials want to scrutinize their drone inventory to decide which systems are no longer required. The command is less interested in remotely piloted UAVs and is searching for more autonomously operating UAVs.

SOCOM intends to combine ISR data gathered by a range of unmanned devices with satellite and internet data. AI and machine learning might assist SOCOM in sifting through sensor data and providing commandos with the necessary information. “Simply purchasing overhead UAVs is not a long-term answer.”

Source: https://www.fedscoop.com/special-operations-command-looking-to-ditch-some-of-its-drones-buy-new-isr-capabilities%EF%BF%BC/

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