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Lockheed Martin MQ-25 – Video

The Skunk Works purpose-built MQ-25 unmanned tanker concept is designed to deliver robust refueling capability to support our combat strike fighters and extend the range of our aircraft carriers. Our offering builds on our unmanned systems legacy including the RQ-170 to bring proven, low-risk approaches to our design. Source: YouTube/Lockheed

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Russia’s Altius MALE UAV Development on Track

The work on the Altius heavy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a combat load of up to two tons is planned to be completed within a year, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the information through its Facebook page. Borisov made this statement in

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Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) Makes First Operational Cargo Delivery to US Marines

Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) achieved a major milestone last week when it successfully delivered cargo to US Marines in the Integrated Training Exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms in California. AACUS completed its first closed loop mission from takeoff to landing for

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US clears sale of MQ-9B combat drones to India

Last year in June (https://bit.ly/2JNdz16), following a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian government cleared a deal with the United States for the purchase of 22 MQ-9A Guardian surveillance drones, to be used for reconnaissance in the Indian Ocean (as both the

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Drone News: Mission-Ready Sky Ranger

Check out this mission-ready drone from Aeryon Defense USA! Designed specifically for use in the field by small groups of soldiers operating in hostile combat environments, the R80D is designed to fulfill many different missions with interchangeable payloads that include visible-light and thermal cameras, as well as payload delivery options

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Northwest UAV Expands NW-44 Engine Production

From initial design through development and manufacturing, Northwest UAV created the NW-44 multi-fuel single-cylinder UAV engine to fill a gap that owner and president Chris Harris recognised in the market – reliable, fuel-efficient engines for small, professional-grade UAV. As a proven engine with over 1,000 combat flight hours logged, the

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Airbus, Dassault Team on Europe’s Future Air Combat System

Airbus and Dassault Aviation have announced they had decided to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), which is slated to complement and eventually replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040. The partnership, sealed in Berlin by

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Northwest UAV’s NW-44 Engine expands market reach as orders are placed for the turn key propulsion system by a major OEM

With over 1000 combat flight hours logged, purchase orders and deployments of Northwest UAV’s ingeniously designed NW-44 multi-fuel single-cylinder UAV engine have accelerated as of January 2018. The NW-44 engine fills an urgent need for an efficient UAV engine that performs reliably in extreme conditions and is combat proven. The

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M-AUDS Delivered on MAT-V Vehicles

M-AUDS MATV-HD Orbital ATK, with sub-contractors Liteye, Numerica, and Pratt & Miller, was awarded an $8,499,990 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract on November 1st, 2017 for integrating the mobile-anti unmanned aerial vehicle defense system with a networked low, slow, small, unmanned aerial system integrated defeat system into a mobile platform. One bid was

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Dynetics to develop Gremlins UAV system for DARPA

Washington DC (UPI) Apr 18, 2018 –

Dynetics Inc. was awarded a contract for phase III of the Gremlins program, small unmanned aerial systems used for combat and non-combat roles.

The deal, announced by the Department of the Defense, is valued at more than $32.4 million under the terms of cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.

The

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Anglo-French Combat UAV Demonstrator on Hold

British and French industry were disappointed after their offer to build a technology demonstrator for a combat drone was put on hold, mainly by the U.K., according to Eric Trappier, chairman of the Gifas trade body. “It’s true we were slightly disappointed, with our friend BAE, on the British issue,”

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US Air Force Vision of Air Combat in 2030

As part of a broader initiative to invigorate its advanced science and technology work and promote increased partnerships with academia, the U.S. Air Force has released a short video depicting how it thinks aerial warfare might look by the end of the next decade. It’s a futuristic, but in many

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Lasers & Microwaves Defeat Multiple Drones in MFIX Event

Forty-five unmanned aerial vehicles and drones fell out of the sky during a U.S. Army exercise after Raytheon’s advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy engaged and destroyed them. These common threats were knocked down during a Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence. 

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Russia is Testing a Powerful New Unmanned Helicopter

Russia has started tests of a new unmanned helicopter that can perform both reconnaissance and combat functions for use by the Russian army in Syria and other hot zones, according to Rostec, one of Russia’s largest state and defense corporations (and the designer of the new model). Representatives of the

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USAF’s Predator Ends Era at Creech AFB

The iconic MQ-1B Predator, which ushered in the age of drone warfare in the mid-1990s, flew into the sunset on Friday. The US Air Force held an official retirement ceremony at Creech AFB, Nevada, the headquarters of Air Force remotely piloted aircraft operations, on Friday, marking the end of the

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Conformal Displays for Visual Masking RFI – request for input

The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) in Quantico, VA, identifies future challenges and opportunities, develops warfighting concepts, and comprehensively explores options in order to inform the combat development process and meet the challenges of the future operating environment. As such, it continuously seeks new concepts and technologies that can

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Securus Technologies Announces Successful Drone Pilot Program in Securing Correctional Facilities

Securus Technologies, a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for public safety, law enforcement, investigations, corrections and government payment services announced active pilot programs using drone detection technology to combat the threats in prisons and jails from drone devices. Drones are being used to deliver a variety of illegal contraband to

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DroneShield’s DroneGun Gets NATO Approval

DroneShield has received the ultimate stamp of approval in the form of a “stock number” from NATO for its DroneGun MKII. The issuing of the stock number by NATO opens up the opportunity for sales to potentially dozens of military units around the world for Droneshields unique drone combating device.

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