Technology

VIDEO: HIMARS is launched aboard USS Anchorage (LPD 23)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 22, 2017) U.S. Marines assigned to Battery R, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division launch a rocket from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 17, Oct. 22, 2017. Dawn Blitz …

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VIDEO: What Is a Swarm?

While people often think about swarms as simply being large collections of robots, swarms, in fact, have five defining characteristics: number, agent complexity, collective complexity, heterogeneity, and human-swarm interaction. DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program will explore these characteristics as it seeks to develop and demonstrate operationally relevant swarm tactics …

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VIDEO: OFFSET Program Calls for Participants in Swarm Sprints

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of 250 robots or more to accomplish diverse missions in complex urban environments. By leveraging and combining emerging technologies in swarm autonomy and human-swarm teaming, …

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VIDEO: Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) 360

The Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) is designed to simulate live weapon training events that directly support individual and crew-served weapons qualification, including collective and escalation-of-force exercises in a controlled environment. It provides detailed feedback to the individual fire team/squad that covers the fundamentals of marksmanship, fire control and distribution of …

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