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Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works’ Secretive ‘Speed Racer’ Program

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works advanced projects bureau has officially revealed the design of its Speed Racer air vehicle. A computer-generated segment appeared in a video promoting Lockheed Martin’s StarDrive digital environment released ahead of the Air Force Associations’ 2021 Virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium. The missile-shaped unmanned system is ostensibly intended

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GA-ASI  Releases Image of Next-Gen Combat Drone

General Atomics released a new rendering of its brand new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike UAV’s design on its Twitter account on Friday. The statement reads: “Our sturdy digital engineering and superior manufacturing practices ship inexpensive dominant weapon methods to the warfighter with the pace and lethality required

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Navy tests aerial logistics drone on USS Gerald Ford

Washington DC (UPI) Feb 23, 2021 –

Naval Air Force Atlantic tested a long-range aerial drone last weekend, the Navy announced.

The long-range cargo transport, dubbed Blue Water UAS, is designed to operate with Naval Forces that typically operate in heavy winds over open water and require aircraft to land on vessels

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Northwest UAV and US Naval Research Laboratory Test a Hydrogen Powered UAV Propulsion System

Through a cooperative agreement, Northwest UAV (NWUAV) and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have successfully completed a hydrogen fuel cell prototype designed specifically for the high power-to-weight ratio and harsh operational requirements of unmanned systems. After a successful first operational test, NWUAV and NRL plan further developments to

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AFWERX supported electric scalable aerial transport project launched

Research in Flight (RIF), Flugauto, and Auburn University have teamed up to explore thepotential of Flugauto’s aerial transport platform for disaster response and military supportmissions. With the support of AFWERX, a United States Air Force program, the three partners have recently launched phase I leveraging NASA software for the design

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Liteye Systems Launches SHIELD – Next Generation of Counter UAS Defense

Liteye Systems, Inc., a US leader in Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems, announces Liteye SHIELD, the next level in Multi-Mission, Multi-Domain systems and a true advancement in Counter UAS Defense. Liteye SHIELD incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning techniques with a newly designed SPYGLASS 3D radar, EO and IR tracking

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AeroVironment Completes Acquisition of Arcturus UAV

AeroVironment, Inc. announced that it had completed its acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Inc. a designer and manufacturer of high-performance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The approximately $405 million transaction was previously announced in January 2021. The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) selected Arcturus UAV as one of six companies qualified

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Numerica Announces Spyglass, a New 3D Radar for C-UAS & Short-Range Defense Missions

In response to gaps in the short-range air defense radar market, Numerica, a leader in designing and deploying best-in-class defense technology, announces the development of a new US-made, 3D radar solution for Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) and other short-range defense missions – introducing Spyglass Short Range Surveillance Radar. Designed

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DARPA initiates design of LongShot unmanned air vehicle

Washington DC (SPX) Feb 09, 2021 –

DARPA’s LongShot program, which is developing an air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with the ability to employ multiple air-to-air weapons, has awarded contracts to General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman for preliminary Phase I design work. The objective is to develop a novel

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Pierce Aerospace Joins the Esri Partner Network

Indianapolis, IN — Pierce Aerospace announced that it has become a member of the Esri Partner Network, the global leader in location intelligence with powerful mapping and spatial analytics tools designed to serve public and private sector organizations of all sizes. “We’re excited to work with Esri,” exclaimed Aaron Pierce,

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Northrop Grumman Gets DARPA Longshot Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) to develop an advanced technology weapon concept designed to significantly increase engagement range and weapon effectiveness of U.S. Forces against adversary air threats. “Our collaboration with DARPA is the

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Skydio Selected for Final Integration in the US Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance Program

Skydio has announced the U.S. Army elected to continue with the Skydio X2D SRR system to complete remaining integration and documentation requirements within the Other Transaction Agreement Prototype Phase. The SRR program, managed by the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aviation’s Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PM UAS)

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Flying Car Gets FAA Special Light-Sport Airworthiness Certificate

Terrafugia, Inc. announced that it has reached a significant milestone by obtaining an FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for its Transition roadable aircraft. As a unique integration of a two-seat aircraft and an automobile, the Transition is designed to meet safety standards from both the Federal Aviation Administration

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DARPA Initiates Design of LongShot UAV

DARPA’s LongShot program, which is developing an air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with the ability to employ multiple air-to-air weapons, has awarded contracts to General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman for preliminary Phase I design work. The objective is to develop a novel UAV that can significantly extend engagement

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India’s ‘Infinity’ Can Fly 90 Days Continuously

Design and development of an ultra high altitude Indian-made drone, has progressed significantly and could be available to the Indian armed forces within three to five years. The solar-powered drone, called the Infinity, is designed to cruise at an altitude of more than 65,000 feet for ninety days and would

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Droneshield – Trakka Systems Partnership

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a partnership with Trakka Systems, designed to better serve the C-UAS, ISR, inspection and UAS marketplaces. By streamlining the collective detection and situational awareness expertise of both businesses, the partnership has produced the TIPS-C (Trakka Interceptor Package Solution) product.

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Webinar: Ethics in drone design: from academia to industry?

February 17, 2021 | 10 ESTRegister here What makes a “good drone”? Are we in the drone industry making technology that will benefit society by enhancing human welfare, freedom, and fairness? Or will drones facilitate mass surveillance, deepen widespread unemployment, and increase inequality? This webinar will addresses

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Bristol Brabazon 130 Ton Colossus – 1949 Newsreel

The Bristol Type 167 Brabazon was a British large propeller-driven airliner designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company to fly transatlantic routes between the UK and the United States. The type was named Brabazon after the Brabazon Committee and its chairman, Lord Brabazon of Tara, who had developed the specification to

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AIE Gets AS9100D Certification for Quality Management

Advanced Innovative Engineering (AIE), a manufacturer of high-performance cutting edge rotary engines for Aerospace has announced that its Lichfield facility in the United Kingdom has achieved AS9100D certification for design, development, production, assembly, and test of power unit systems. AS9100D is an internationally respected Aerospace focused certificate that recognises a

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Elroy Air – Visual & Brand Designer

At Elroy Air, we are building autonomous cargo aircraft systems that will change the way the world moves goods. Transporting cargo by air can be much faster than by land or sea – but before recent developments in perception, autonomy, electric powertrain and aerospace materials, air transport has remained too

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UK Consortium to Propel Next Generation of Electric Aircraft

Blue Bear Systems Research, a UK Small to Medium Enterprise in Bedford, has formed a seven-strong consortium to develop a next generation, all electric, propulsion module to enhance aircraft performance while reducing operating costs. The propulsion module is a scalable design and is the first in a range of products

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