The future of warfare will be much different than it is now. Unmanned air and ground support vehicles are currently in development to
assist and possibly lead assaults on enemy forces. Airborne sensor platforms currently being developed are the future eyes in the sky
for military commanders and will aid in reconnaissance and targeting. Continuous surveillance of enemy forces will be possible without
risking the safety of soldiers and pilots once developing technology takes flight over the battlefield.
As defined by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) “the DP-5X program will provide a flight-ready, tactically transportable,
vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle (VTOL UAV) to integrate with a gimbaled payload for technology demonstration of the JIGSAW
sensor package. The UAV will be employable by a two person team and deployable in a single high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV),
also known as a Humvee. Multi-mission capability and modularity will allow the DP-5X to rapidly integrate additional payloads for sensing,
communications, and target effects”. 
Currently, the technology to make an autonomous military weapon such as the DP-5X exists with minor setbacks:
The project team developed a cost effective, safe, modular, and easy to use system that will transport this UAV behind the HMMWV in combat situations
and provide all necessary ground support for the UAV and its operators.