A drill by the Combat Aviation Brigade’s 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment "became the first Army aviation unit to perform a manned-unmanned teaming tactical exercise using its own Shadow (version 2) drones during an exercise dubbed 'Operation Heavy Shadow' that was performed April 21-23, 2015 in the desert of Fort Bliss." The training used Apache … Continue reading Manned and un-manned teaming for the first time?
In 2015 at White Sands Missile Range the US predicted the drone swarm threat. It's not clear the lessons were learned. Tthe report noted "in this season's Network Integration Evaluation taking place on White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss, coordinated units of remotely operated and automated aircraft will be used to represent a possible … Continue reading The White Sands 2015 test that predicted drone swarms
Back in 2015 an industrial design team used UAVs to operate at the US Army Combined Arms Support Command a Fort Lee. Delivered and developed by the DoD the Soldier Aerial Mobility Vehicle Project foresaw UAVs delivering 800lb payloads up to 125 miles. What ever became of this project is unclear.