Tagged: Drone Wars

FLIR’s Black Hornet VRS

Featuring the Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for global military, government agency, and first responder vehicle-mounted operations, the Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System is based on an adaption of the unique Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS), the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-unmanned aerial system (UAS). Black Hornet

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New InstantEye Mk-3 Product Line

InstantEye Robotics has announced the next evolution in its family of combat-proven, small, unmanned aerial systems, the InstantEye Mk-3 series. These new systems incorporate state-of-the-art data encryption, enhanced payload support, and a new operator interface with expanded features and capabilities. Cyber security of unmanned systems is increasingly important as the

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AeroVironment and General Dynamics Integrate UAS with Armoured Combat Vehicles

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced a new strategic relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems (GD) to produce highly integrated and effective tactical UAS and TMS for armoured ground combat vehicles. “By integrating the leading small tactical UAS and loitering missile systems with the leading armoured combat vehicles, our team will

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AeroVironment and General Dynamics Land Systems Join Forces to Integrate Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems with Armored Combat Vehicles

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems (TMS), today announced a new strategic relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), the leader in ground combat vehicles, to produce highly integrated and effective tactical UAS and TMS for armored ground combat vehicles. “By

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RQ-4B Global Hawk Accident Investigation Released

According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report released today, an RQ-4B Global Hawk that crashed June 21, 2017, near Lone Pine, California, broke up mid-air after experiencing issues with one of its navigational data devices/ navigators. This caused the RQ-4B to enter an unusual flight altitude

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Bell Unveils V-247 Vigilant Tilt-Rotor Combat Drone

As the U.S. Marine Corps looks to move ahead with its multi-role, vertical landing and takeoff-capable drone program, known as MUX, Bell has unveiled a new, full-scale mock-up of its V-247 Vigilant unmanned tilt-rotor at a technology exposition at one of the service’s own bases. The company has been actively

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Serbia Confirms Procurement of Chinese UAVs

Serbian Deputy Defence Minister Nenad Miloradovic on 17 September confirmed that Serbia will buy unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) from China. Miloradovic made his statement, broadcast by the Tanjug state news agency, in Beijing a day after several Belgrade media reported that Serbia would acquire six unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

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MBDA Unveils Spectre Combat UAV Concept

MBDA in the United Kingdom has unveiled a new combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) concept designed to provide on-call, low-cost organic precision effects close air support for forward-deployed land forces. Spectre is a tilt wing, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) combat air system concept capable of quickly transitioning to

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OpenWorks Partners with Liteye Systems for North America

OpenWorks Engineering Ltd and Liteye Systems Inc., have formed an exclusive partnership to support military, law enforcement and security authorities with their counter-UAS missions; The two companies are joining forces to offer an integrated low-collateral-damage C-UAS defeat layer to Liteye’s already successful counter unmanned systems offerings. Liteye are specialists in

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Insitu Announces Integrator Extended Range

At the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Insitu leadership announced Integrator Extended Range, a beyond line of sight, SATCOM-enabled small UAS capable of ranging modern combat theaters. The system delivers Group 4 and 5 capabilities in a Group 3 aircraft including: Extended range operations of 10

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Taiwan Drone Fleet to Patrol Coastline

Taiwan’s defense budget draft for 2019 discloses the island nation’s plans to deploy combat-ready drones to protect its coastline. Tabled to the island’s Legislative Yuan last week, the budget details the prioritization of tactical reconnaissance and armed drones to deter enemy forces on beachheads and coastal areas. The fleet of

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Drones Driven by AI Track Illegal Fishing in Africa

Moroccan technology startup ATLAN Space is developing artificial intelligence (AI) to guide autonomous drones so they can scan large areas for “environmental crimes” like illegal fishing, poaching or deforestation. In June, ATLAN Space won the National Geographic Society’s $150,000 Marine Protection Prize to implement a pilot project to combat illegal

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WB Electronics of Poland Develops ‘Warmate 2’

WB Electronics of Poland has disclosed development of a new generation of combat unmanned aerial system. Provisionally designated ‘Warmate 2′, the new, heavier variant builds on the legacy Warmate micro-class air vehicle, and is expected to be officially unveiled in late August/early September of this year. The original Warmate concept

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Drone Locates Lost P-38 Squadron in Greenland

The expedition, led by Jim Salazar and Ken McBride from Arctic Hotpoint Solutions and Fallen American MIA Repatriation Foundation (FAMIARF), just returned from Greenland’s Ice Cap having reached all set targets with success. The targets were to locate P-38 “Echo” dogfighter from Lost Squadron and to test new Drone/GPR research

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Burevestnik-MB Armed Drone for Belarus Army

During the military parade marking the Belarus Independence day, Belarusian armed forces have unveiled new types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which are now in service, including armed drone Burevestnik-MB and Busel-MB reconnaissance drone. Belarus armed forces showed two Burevestnik-MB fixed-wing unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), that were carried on

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