The U.S. Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aerial system (UAS) could get a bit more complicated after contract award is announced early next year. Dyke Weatherington, deputy of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Planning Task Force, says that the Navy has planned well to ensure the new system will operate on common standards with existing Defense Dept. systems. BAMS now includes more than 600 different standards for interoperability, he says. But, if one of the ...

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