With the Legion Pod, Lockheed Martin makes another big step forward in Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) operations.
Drones are becoming increasingly self-sufficient. They can operate in groups and even choose their victims on their own. They do, however, rely extensively on radars to help them know their own and their targets’ whereabouts. Lockheed Martin has a novel solution that works in radar-jammed settings, and they tested it on General Atomics’ Avenger Drone in July. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been working on unmanned aircraft systems for some time.