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SRC, Inc. Wins Multiple Awards for C-UAS Technology

SRC has been awarded a $12.7M contract to provide the Air Force with Counter-UAS systems to meet an urgent requirement to detect and defeat drones. SRC also received a $10M follow-on order from the Army for electronic warfare enhancements, as well as increased engineering and field service support to previously

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Book Review: ‘Swarm Troopers’ by David Hambling

‘Swarm Troopers’ has been around for a while, but nevertheless deserves reviewing and remains a worthwhile read and an important contribution to writing on drones and warfare. It was originally published in December 2015, yet in this fast moving field we are already beginning to see some of the

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UAVOS unmanned helicopters to operate in tropical climes

UAVOS INC. demonstrated to the representatives of the Army and the special operation forces of Indonesia an unmanned aerial complex with a gasoline-powered helicopter UVH-29E. Officials and experts from the Indonesian Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), the National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia (Basarnas), the National Agency for Combating

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After ten years, time to ground Britain’s drones

The imminent defeat of ISIS in Iraq should see British drones grounded. But will they continue to launch strikes in what is becoming a perpetual war?

An armed British Reaper drone

This month (October 2017) marks ten years of British Reaper drone operations. Acquired on a temporary basis

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Wanted: Novel Approaches for Detecting and Stopping Small Unmanned Air Systems

Washington DC (SPX) Sep 25, 2017 –

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air system (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program seeks to develop an integrated system capable of defeating self-guided sUAS (i.e.,

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Unmanned Warrior:  Industry and PR at heart of unmanned maritime exercise

“Extremely successful event” … “world firsts” … “unprecedented” … “ground-breaking”. It’s safe to say that, judging from the string of superlatives, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) was pleased with Unmanned Warrior 16, last year’s demonstration of the potential for maritime autonomous systems to undertake military tasks. Unmanned

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Belarusian Drones in Zapad 2017 Army Exercise

The unmanned helicopter Indela I.N.SKY of Belarusian make will take part in the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017, the press service of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus told BelTA. The Belarusian company KB Indela unveiled its unmanned helicopter designed for combat and reconnaissance missions during the defense

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Poland’s WZL-2 Reveals Dragonfly Loitering Munition

Poland’s WZL-2 used the recent MSPO defence industry exhibition in Kielce to unveil its Dragonfly vertical take-off and landing loitering munition system. With a maximum take-off weight of 5kg (11lb), the quadcopter is designed for combat operations, including in urban areas, and carries a warhead to conduct precision strikes against

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AUDS Counter-Drone System Enhanced for Vehicle Deployment and to Defeat Swarm Attacks

The AUDS counter-UAS defence system has been enhanced for deployment on military and commercial security and surveillance vehicles and with new technology to more effectively defeat swarm attacks by malicious unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including long-range winged drones. The AUDS system, already successfully deployed and in 24/7 operations, was developed

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Battelle, Dedrone partner for counter-drone system

Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017 –

Two U.S. companies, Battelle and Dedrone, have joined forces to create a system that combines drone detection capabilities with defeat technology.

Battelle will leverage its DroneDefender system with Dedrone’s platform alert technology to protect critical infrastructure, the companies announced on Thursday.

“We are excited for the opportunity

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General Dynamics Links Bluefin Robotics UUVs and AeroVironment‘s Blackwing UAV to Submarine Combat Control Center

General Dynamics Mission Systems and General Dynamics Electric Boat demonstrated multiple mission command, control and communication capabilities connecting Bluefin Robotics’ unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) and a third-party provided unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a simulated AN/BYG-1 submarine combat control center ashore. A Stackable Air-powered Launch System (STAPLS) designed for

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Battelle’s DroneDefender Joins Forces with Dedrone

Battelle’s DroneDefender defeats drones. Dedrone’s platform alerts to the presence of rogue and unauthorized drones in protected airspace. The two market-leading companies announced today they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will explore ways to create an end-to-end solution to provide complete airspace security for our country’s most

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Swarm Intelligence Key to Successful Drone Operations

Using swarm intelligence may be a way to combat many of the challenges faced by drone operators, both in business and by governments, according to a group of academics. Researchers from British and French universities have written a paper noting how drones can now add value to these organizations due

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‘Significant issues’ facing MoD drone projects says spending watchdog

UK’s ‘Protector’ drone: questions over procurement and operation costs’.

Two of the government’s flagship drone projects – development of the new ‘Protector’ armed drone to replace the Royal Air Force’s current Reaper system, and the Army’s ‘Watchkeeper’ surveillance drone – are facing “significant issues” according to a newly published analysis

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Russia Develops UAV Based on SR-10 Trainer

Russia’s Modern Aviation Technologies (SAT – Sovremennye Aviatsionnye Teknologii) Design Bureau has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) concept based on its SR-10 jet trainer aircraft. Dubbed the AR-10 Argument, a SAT representative told Jane’s that the concept aircraft is intended to operate in combat air patrol and strike roles,

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Nett Warrior Streams Real-Time Drone Video to Soldiers

The U.S. Army is developing technology to allow dismounted soldiers to look at real time nearby air and ground drone feeds on a hand held, smartphone like ruggedized device. The project uses a small, portable device called Nett Warrior, used by soldiers in combat to view intelligence and force-tracking

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Dogfighting Swarms – Georgia Tech v. US Navy

Aerial dogfighting began more than a century ago in the skies over Europe with propeller-driven fighter aircraft carried aloft on wings of fabric and wood. An event held recently in southern California could mark the beginning of a new chapter in this form of aerial combat. In what may have

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Liteye and Numerica Partner to Enhance C-UAV Systems

Liteye Systems, Inc., provider of the AUDS counter drone defense system deployed with US military forces in combat, and Numerica Corporation, creator of robust solutions that protect valuable assets in mission-critical environments, have signed an exclusive partnership to develop enhanced abilities for Liteye’s counter UAS systems. “Our team is

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Unmanned Systems the New Weapon for Terrorist Attacks

Long a tool of US allies trying to foil improvised explosive devices, unmanned systems now may be entering the fray against friendly forces. Lt. Gen. Michael H. Shields, USA, director, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), says his organization anticipated this threat, and as such have organized in a way to

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USAF Wants Drone Defences After F-22 Overflight

Small, civilian-owned drones can buzz past the US Air Force’s stealthy fighter fleet sitting at domestic bases and the service’s head of Air Combat Command (ACC) has no way to deal with them. In the course of one day last week, the air force counted two reports of small drones

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