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US Army Tests French Danielson Aircraft Engine for UAS

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering – Global Capability Programs Office, Foreign Comparative Testing Program – recently partnered with the U.S. Army Futures Command to test and evaluate a foreign technology for use in UAS. AFC’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory tested

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Azerbaijan to Buy Turkish Drones

The Azerbaijani government announced on that it would purchase unmanned aerial combat vehicles from Turkey after receiving approval from its parliament. Speaking to a local TV broadcaster about the purchase of new weapons and military vehicles for the armed forces, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov said his country sought

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US Air Force Video Outlining its Skyborg Programme

The U.S. Air Force has released a slick new video regarding its Skyborg program, which is developing a suite of systems that will form an artificial intelligence-driven “computer brain” capable of flying networked “loyal wingman” type drones and fully autonomous unmanned combat air vehicles, or UCAVs. The video offers new

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Drone Strikes in Popular Culture: Eye in the Sky

Examining how popular culture discusses and presents drone warfare is increasingly important today, as public understanding of drone warfare is developed through movies, novels, TV and other cultural forms as much as it is through more traditional news media. Popular culture representation of drone warfare helps to circulate and amplify

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New research leads to Army drones changing shape mid-flight

Aberdeen Proving Ground MD (SPX) Jun 19, 2020 –

Soon, the U.S. Army will be able to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight, according to new research presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition’s virtual event June 16.

Researchers with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s

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US Army Drones Could Change Shape Mid-Flight

Soon, the U.S. Army will be able to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight, according to new research presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition’s virtual event June 16. Researchers with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory and Texas A&M University

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Book Review: The Drone Age by Michael J. Boyle

The Drone Age: How Drone Technology Will Change War and Peace is a great introduction for anyone looking to get an overview of the important issues surrounding the use of military drones. It is clear, engaging and full of insight, as a result of the authors expertise in the field.

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Drone Delivery Services Provide Much-needed Supplies to Rural Communities

Since the beginning of the pandemic, drone delivery services have served an important role in combating the spread of the virus and providing much-needed services and supplies to people in rural communities. United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS), which became the first-ever drone airline to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval,

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US Air Force to Test Fighter Drone Against Human Pilot

Air Force researchers are designing an autonomous aircraft that can take down a manned plane in air-to-air combat, with the goal of pitting the two against each other in July 2021. Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, head of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, said the Air Force Research Laboratory team

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Happy birthday to us! Drone Wars UK is ten

Rather unbelievably, Drone Wars UK is ten years old this week. Although I had been researching and writing about drone warfare earlier, Drone Wars UK as a blog, an organisation, an entity came into being on 1st June 2010. In the decade since, the use of armed drones, or

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Citadel Defense Launches Deepfake AI Software

Citadel Defense, a supplier of full spectrum counter drone solutions, has released new software incorporating deepfake neural networks to defend against adversarial spoofing tactics. This capability helps U.S. and allied forces combat growing enemy tactics that attempt to confuse existing and security intelligence equipment as spectrum superiority becomes

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Citadel Defense launches Deepfake AI to prevent drone attacks on military and government assets

San Diego CA (SPX) May 27, 2020 –

Citadel Defense, a proven innovator in full spectrum counter drone solutions, has released new software incorporating deepfake neural networks to protect against adversarial spoofing tactics. This capability helps U.S. and allied forces combat growing enemy tactics that attempt to confuse existing security intelligence

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Proxy Drone War Just Exploded in Libya

Libya has been at war for most of the last decade since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in the 2011 Arab Spring. It has seen the rise and fall of ISIS and numerous factions come and go. Now it is in the middle of an expanding proxy war between Turkey

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Wingcopter announced as one of the winners of German Government’s €24 million COVID-19 hackathon

18-month project will use training, data, and drones to combat corona-related repercussions in Africa Proposed solution was selected from 1,000+ applications Partners include UNICEF and African Drone & Data Academy Wingcopter, developer of autonomous delivery drones for humanitarian and commercial applications, has been named one of nine winners of the

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Drone Tech Startup EagleHawk Offering Drone-Enabled Service to Combat Covid-19

BUFFALO, NY – EagleHawk, a market leader in professional drone services and solutions, has engineered a safe, effective, and efficient process for disinfecting large areas against COVID-19, both outdoors and indoors. EagleHawk is using disinfectant chemicals approved by the EPA and New York DEC for effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 virus

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Liteye expands their counter UAS layered approach with Raytheon Missiles and Defense’s Phaser

Centennial CO (SPX) May 04, 2020 –

Liteye Systems, Inc., is a Colorado-based, world-leader in Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS). Liteye manufacturers multiple combat proven configurations for the US DoD that are highly effective in protecting lives and critical infrastructure around the globe. With over $100 Million in Government contracts, Liteye

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XLUUVs, Swarms, and STARTLE: New developments in the UK’s military autonomous systems

In November 2018 Drone Wars UK published ‘Off The Leash’, an in-depth research report outlining how the Ministry of Defence (MoD) was actively supporting research into technology to support the development of armed autonomous drones despite the government’s public claims that it “does not possess fully autonomous weapons and has

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Liteye Systems Announces SIGNUM – Threat Detection & Targeting System

Liteye Systems, Inc. has announced the introduction of the SIGNUM, Threat Detection & Targeting System to provide accurate and effective targeting data to weapon systems capable of kinetically defeating UAS or similar targets. Additionally, SIGNUM supports multi-domain Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions along with accurate 3-dimensional targeting. Working closely

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Citadel Defense Launches New AI and Machine Learning Software to Detect and Defeat Drones

Citadel Defense, a supplier of combat-proven counter drone technology to militaries, governments, and commercial organizations, has expanded its AI solution to detect, identify, and defeat unmanned systems in the air, on land, or at sea. Where other C-UAS sensing modalities using radar or cyber takeover tactics are limited by

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Iranian Army Gets Combat Drones with 930-Mile Range

The Iranian armed forces have acquired three bomb-carrying drones with a range of 1,500 kilometers (932 miles), Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Saturday. Speaking at a ceremony on the delivery of the unmanned aerial vehicles, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the Army is receiving three types of

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Citadel Defense Launches New AI and Machine Learning Software to Detect and Defeat Air, Land, and Sea Drones

Titan’s AI, machine learning, and adaptive electronic countermeasures address full spectrum operations for C-UAS missions San Diego, CA – Citadel Defense, a trusted supplier of combat-proven counter drone technology to militaries, governments, and commercial organizations, has expanded their industry-leading AI solution to detect, identify, and defeat unmanned systems in the

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