Boeing Completes Multimodal Exercise

By Tish Drake | December 18, 2009
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Boeing completed a demonstration for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) that integrated air and ground unmanned systems to perform psychological operations (PSYOP) wartime missions for combatant commands, the airframer said Wednesday. The USASOC and a Boeing-led contractor team said the November demonstration utilized the Schiebel S-100 Unmanned Aerial System and the John Deere R-Gator Unmanned Ground Vehicle to demonstrate an electro-optical/infrared, audio and leaflet drop mission. "Working with USASOC, we were able to pull together a team to demonstrate this integrated, multimodal operation in just 45 days," said Vic Sweberg, director of Boeing Unmanned Airborne Systems. "We brought together hardware and software from five different contractors into a single multimodal system that allowed the control of different unmanned systems capabilities to accomplish a particular mission."

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