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Counter UAS On-The-Move

The X-MADIS is a fully integrated counter UAS system that detects, locates, tracks, identifies and defeats sUAS. With an integrated all-threat tactical air surveillance radar, gyro-stabilized optical sensor (EO and MWIR imagery), C2 interface and Electronic Warfare System, the X-MADIS provides a complete “soft-kill” solution to combat the growing threat

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Yemeni Air Defense Force Downs MQ-9

A U.S. MQ-9 unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) was shot down by the Yemeni Air Defense Force, an ally of the Houthis, while it was conducting a sortie over the western province of al-Hudaydah, where a UN-sponsored ceasefire is implemented. The Houthis media wing released a video and several photos

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DARPA Competition for AI-Powered Aircraft Dogfighting

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to launch a competition to teach artificial intelligence (AI) software programmes how to control aircraft and their weapons in dogfights. The research agency sees the competition as the first step in developing software that would automate air-to-air combat. AI-controlled fighter aircraft

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NORTHCOM Picks Liteye as C-UAS Subject Matter Expert

Liteye Systems, Inc, identified by US DoD NORTHCOM as a Subject Matter Expert in Countering UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) threats, was recently invited to attend a collaboration session between Government and Industry to better define emerging threats across North America. NORTHCOM is a Unified Combatant Command of the U.S

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US Army to Put Laser Weapon on Stryker Combat Vehicles

The US Army’s acquisition chief Bruce Jette has confirmed that the U.S. Army has plans to equipped Stryker combat vehicles with a modern laser weapon systems. Soldiers at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, have already been able to take down small unmanned aerial systems with a laser at the 10-kilowatt level. Mobile

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DARPA Air Combat Evolution (ACE) Proposers Day

U.S. military researchers are taking a step toward heavier reliance of artificial intelligence (AI)and machine autonomy in complex air combat maneuvering that involves manned aircraft and combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., will brief industry next week on

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Lockheed Martin Launches Tethered Indago

Lockheed Martin has expanded its Indago portfolio to include a tethered option to respond to the needs of United States Special Forces in combating counterinsurgency, conducting reconnaissance, collecting information vital to national security and conducting some of the most sensitive and critical missions. The people and infrastructure required for these

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Raytheon Microwave System Downs Drone Swarms

Raytheon Company‘s advanced high power microwave and mobile high energy laser systems engaged and defeated multiple unmanned aerial system targets during a U.S. Air Force demonstration. The mature HPM and HEL technologies offer an affordable solution to the growing UAS threat. The HEL system, paired with Raytheon’s Multi-spectral Targeting System,

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Textron, Martin Get $99.5M for US Army FTUAS Trials

The US Army has given Textron AAI and Martin UAV $99.5 million each to provide scout drones for testing as possible replacements for the current Shadow, the service announced. By January, six brigades will get sample drones to use in training, including high-intensity wargames at Combat Training Centers, and their

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Skyborg Program Seeks Industry Input for AI initiative

The US Air Force office of Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation at the Air Force Research Laboratory is working on fielding a prototype Autonomous, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle as an Early Operational Capability as early as 2023. The program is known as Skyborg, and the SDPE office issued what is

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Iran Holds Massive Drone Exercise over Persian Gulf

Squadrons of unmanned aerial vehicles flown by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps attended a large-scale war game over the Persian Gulf last week to practice an assault operation. In the combat and assault drill, codenamed ‘Ela Beit ul-Muqaddas-1′ (Towards al-Quds)*, the IRGC Aerospace Force flew tens of military drones toward

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US Army Starts Manned-Unmanned Training Programme

The US Army launched a manned-unmanned aircraft teaming demonstration programme on 14 March which is intended to help rotorcraft pilots better coordinate with autonomous drones in combat. Called the Advanced Teaming Demonstration Programme (A-Team), manned-unmanned teaming systems that are engineered could be installed on the service’s new Future Vertical Lift

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Saudi Arabia Launches UCAV Program

A Science Technology-led defense industry team has revealed details of new long-range, heavy unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), also known as an unmanned bomber, during the IDEX 2019 exhibition held in Abu Dhabi. Science Technology company with partners from South Korea, USA, and Ukraine is launching the program that

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