Kendall Commissions New Study On Weapon System Autonomy

By Tony Bertuca / December 9, 2014 at 5:12 PM
On the heels of a new Defense Department Innovation Initiative aimed at identifying next-generation military capabilities, Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's acquisition chief, has commissioned a study on weapon system autonomy due next summer. From drones to robots to self-driving vehicles, "the technology of autonomy is rapidly advancing and finding widespread private sector and public sector application," Kendall wrote in a Nov. 17 memo to the Defense Science Board . "The purpose of this study is to identify the science, engineering,...

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