Skip to comments.DARPA conducts ground and flight tests of CODE-equipped UASs (Interesting defense info)
Posted on 11/23/2018 4:42:36 AM PST by RoosterRedux
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencys (DARPA) collaborative operations in denied environment (CODE) programme has conducted ground and flight tests of CODE-equipped unmanned aerial systems (UASs).
Conducted recently at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, US, the tests successfully demonstrated aircraft autonomy and collaboration with minimal live human commands.
The DARPA programme exhibited the capability of a range of CODE-enabled UASs to adapt and respond to unexpected threats in an anti-access / area denial (A2 / AD) environment.
During trials, the autonomous aircraft could efficiently share data, cooperatively plan and allocate mission objectives, make coordinated tactical decisions, and collaboratively react to a dynamic, high-threat environment with minimal communication.
This allowed for the CODE-equipped UASs to support dynamic, long-distance engagements of highly mobile ground and maritime targets in challenging or denied battlespace.
As part of the programme, a series of ground and flight tests were carried out in a live / virtual / constructive (LVC) environment for a period of three weeks, which included up to six live and 24 virtual unmanned aircraft operated as surrogate strike assets, receiving mission objectives from a human mission commander.
Following this, the UASs autonomously collaborated to navigate, search, localise and engage both pre-planned and pop-up targets protected by a simulated integrated air-defence system (IADS) in communication and GPS-denied environments.
DARPA CODE programme manager Scott Wierzbanowski said: The test series expanded on previously demonstrated approaches to low bandwidth collaborative sensing and on-board planning.
It demonstrated the ability to operate in more challenging scenarios, where both communications and GPS navigation were denied for extended periods.
CODEs scalability can help significantly increase the survivability, flexibility and effectiveness of existing aircraft systems while reducing development times and costs of future UAS.
(Excerpt) Read more at army-technology.com
From the article: "Chinas A2/AD uses a series of interrelated missile, sensor, guidance, and other technologies designed to deny freedom of movement to keep any potential adversaries, including the United States, from intervening in a conflict off of Chinas coast or from attacking the Chinese mainland."
I guess Al Gore can take credit for this too
Terminator-Day edges closer.
I was just talking about this at Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday...:)
Normally I don’t politics if I go to someone else’s house, but if it is in MY house, well...if people seem willing, I am. And someone brought it up, so I was good to go!
I talked about this very thing and wondered why there wasn’t an airborne platform?
Ah. I should have read first. I thought this was the ADS (Area Denial System or Active Denial System) that is used for crowd control as explained at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzG4oEutPbA
I had to read that article 4 times before I got it.
Upon reading it, I had to conclude it is the equivalent of network-centric warfare, much like what we do with our platforms equipped with Aegis, JSTARS, drones, E-2/E-3 systems, and what makes the F-35 far more lethal with those capabilities than it will ever be as a combat dogfighting platform.
Basically using a variety of sensors tied into systems that can correlate it and use AI to flag patterns and present it to decision-makers.
That worked soooo well in World War Z...
That’s my takeaway, too. A human commander gives the machines the mission objective, and the machines carry it out, interface with one another, adapt to fluid conditions - without further human input.
If Liberals could control these systems, humanity would be eradicated as pests destroying “gaia”.
I remember in 1975 taking combat unit resupply training for my infantry unit in the 82d Abn Div which would require a computer monitor, keyboard and “modem” that processed about one baud - we were supposed to do causality, supply requests, personnel replacements, etc. using the very very slow one character at a time transmission. Times have certainly changed - pretty soon our infantry will not only have attack robots and spiders.....
I never watched World War Z-did the robots kill the people, or the “network” was hacked by the enemy creating catastrophe?
Haven’t see the movie m’self.
But in the Battle of Yonkers, the net-centric links spread fear and panic through the front line troops faster than the Brass could get in front of it.
Misinformation, a badly placed head shot missed the brain, and the shooter screamed into the open link that they couldn’t be killed.
A zombie family which was locked into their house behind the established front line by surviving family members escaped and attacked a solider eating his screaming face off and broadcast by his gun cam which had been dropped at just the wrong angle to cater very detail.
Coupled with vast quantities of zombies surviving (is that the right word?) MLRS barrages, HE rounds, Silver Bullet antitank rounds, even thermobarics, and force of habit center mass shots, well...
...the net-centric troops thought they were surrounded by invulnerable zombies and lost it.
LOL, I live in a Blue State, so sometimes I understand that all too well!
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