July 11, 2002

This New York Times article describes the Multimedia Intelligent Network of Unattended Mobile Agents, or Minuteman, project, which is figuring out how the military can achieve its dream of a battlefield filled with swarms of autonomous vehicles in the air and on the ground.

This is a Global Hawk, which can fly more 60,000 feet over the battlefield for over 40 hours (it was first deployed in Afghanistan, and was the first UAV to fly non-stop over the pacific), and may be used to provide a communications umbrella over fleets of smaller vehicles:

Global Hawk UAV

Posted by jjwiseman at July 11, 2002 02:45 PM
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