Employ a suite of ruggedized commercial off the shelf robotics components with AI enhanced processing. Employ these capabilities as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and unmanned Ground vehicles. Employ interchangeable payload packages to employ sensors, jammers, guns, rockets or grenades, whichever is appropriate to the tactical situation.
We have up until this point built single-purpose systems with a few payloads each, each one employing different software and hardware. Adopting a common software framework and common hardware standards would reduce costs and enhanced flexibility.Add Improvement
Reduced costs and common standards across the DoD would free up resources and allow improvements to be instituted as block product improvements. We would also not have to pay for custom software and hardware for each variant as we do now.