The Army Brief: Climate strategy lacks budget; Autonomous helicopter test; Still fixing IVAS; and more...
Welcome to The Army Brief, a weekly look at the news and ideas shaping the service’s future.
Climate strategy. The Army has a new climate strategy but no budget for the things it calls for, Defense One reports. Because the technology is new, it’s tough to estimate the costs into the future, officials said.
The near future of autonomous machines. Instead of robot tanks and drones swarming the battlefield, most troops will likely experience autonomy first as a helping hand in various tasks, from making it easier to drive to collecting intelligence to managing base logistics, Defense One reports.
Unmanned helicopters. A new experiment is looking at how an unmanned Black Hawk helicopter could carry out an entire mission, Defense One reports. The autonomous aircraft is able to adapt to changes during the flight, such as if an engine is lost.
IVAS is still alive and kicking. The Army and Microsoft are still working on the future headset’s image resolution and visualization, Defense One reports. The headset has been in development for about four years but has been delayed because of the resolution problem.
Sign up to get The Army Brief every Friday morning from Caitlin M. Kenney, Defense One’s military services reporter. On Feb. 12, 1893, Omar Nelson Bradley was born. The World War II officer rose to the 5-star rank General of the Army and was also the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
From Defense One
The Near Future of Military Autonomy Isn’t Robotanks, But ‘Microservices’ // Patrick Tucker: Instead of commanding killer robots, most troops will get helping hands from things like driving assistance software.
Iran Is ‘No. 1 Destabilizing’ Threat In Middle East, CENTCOM Nominee Says // Jacqueline Feldscher: The U.S. must use advanced technology and work with regional partners to counter Tehran, Army three-star tells lawmakers.
New Operating System Aims to Speed AI to the Battlefield // Brandi Vincent: The project is part of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s 8-month-old AI and Data Accelerator.
The $76 Billion Cost of a Yearlong Continuing Resolution // Arnold Punaro: Inflation is making 2022 a terrible year to lack a budget. Congress must act.