WARFARE EVOLUTION BLOG: When I first started researching this topic, I thought writing this article would be straight-forward and easy. As with many other subjects in this series, that was not the case. Targeting models are integrated into kill chains, or vice-versa, and that creates some confusion. The available stream of information about this subject is both narrow and shallow. However, we are seeing a sequence of evolving kill chain models, at the strategic and tactical levels.
Associate Editor Sharon Schnakenburg presents a roundup of recent mil tech happenings.
A new middleware-based integration framework is abstracting the details of point-to-point data transmission away from the individual components of the UAV, resulting in development of a UAV that is easily adapted to different mission parameters. The OMG's DDS middleware standard is key in this feat.