Tagged: Drone Wars

US Army Uses New “Macbook”-Sized Tablet to Operate Multiple-Small Drones

The US Army is refining new small drone combat tactics to accommodate emerging technologies such as AI-enabled command and control, higher resolution sensors, faster computer processing, multi-drone control “tablets” and streamlined multi-drone interoperability. An Army-developed “Macbook”-size computer tablet enabling ground soldiers to control multiple drones on a single system, for

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Raytheon Ship Self Defense System Destroys UAV in Test

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first-ever, live fire test of the latest generation of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS, Integrated Combat System on the Self Defense Test Ship. The test, conducted for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of the Navy’s

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Electrical Failure Caused August 2017 MQ-1 Crash

​A US Air Force MQ-1B Predator experienced an electrical failure and fell from the sky during a combat mission at an undisclosed location in the Middle East on Aug. 17, 2017, according to an investigation just released. The Predator, which was deployed to a forward operating location in the

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SRC Gets $108M US Army C-UAS Systems Order

The U.S. Army has awarded SRC Inc.of Cicero a $108 million contract to help it defeat enemy drones on the battlefield, marking one of the company’s single largest orders for the technology. SRC and Pentagon officials said the contract is for mobile systems that counter small, slow and low-flying drones

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New Photos Of Russia’s ‘Okhotnik’ UCAV Emerge

New images have just emerged on social media of Russia’s Okhotnik, or Hunter, unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) . Officially dubbed URBK, or Udarno-Razvedyvatelnyi Bespilotnyi Kompleks in Russian, which translates to Strike-Reconnaissance Unmanned Complex, the aircraft has been in development for years in one form or another, with Russian aircraft

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InstantEye Robotics Announces Mk-3 GEN4-D1 sUAS

InstantEye Robotics has announced the release of the InstantEye Mk-3 GEN4-D1 sUAS multiple capability system. The InstantEye Mk-3 GEN4-D1 is the most recent addition to the InstantEye family of combat-proven, high-performance, affordable systems. It is an encrypted, all-digital system with superb real-time visible and thermal video as well as still

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Ukraine Orders Turkish UCAVs

Ukraine’s state-owned defense exports and industry agency Ukrspecexport signed a contract for the procurement of six Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles from the Turkish company Baykar Makina. On 12 January Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has reported that the agreement between the State Company Ukrspetsexport, which is part of the

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nEUROn Demonstrator Continues 4th Test Campaign

The nEUROn combat drone demonstrator started its 4th ” Low Observability ” test campaign in November. This campaign is conducted by the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) with the support of Dassault Aviation. It was carried out in Istres by the teams of DGA Flight Tests and consists of a

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Lost Satellite Link Caused Predator Loss in 2017

An MQ-1B Predator was lost while supporting a combat mission in the US Central Command area of responsibility on Sept. 4, 2017, after the satellite link connecting the mission control element to the aircraft failed and airmen were not able to re-establish contact, according to an abbreviated accident investigation board

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Rafael’s Drone Dome Defeated Gatwick Drone

The British Army used a cutting-edge Israeli anti-drone system to defeat the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that brought misery to hundreds of thousands of people at Gatwick airport. At first, the Police had been seen with an off-the-shelf DJI system that tracks drones made by that manufacturer and shows officers

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Rolls-Royce to Power the MQ-25 Stingray

Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis has been selected to build the jet engine to power the MQ-25 Stingray, a new unmanned aircraft that promises to catapult the Navy toward revolutionary combat capability and the companies that build the sleek system toward a potential $20 billion prize. Missouri-based Boeing Defense, Space & Security,

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MyDefence Integrates C-UAS Sensors in Light Armoured Vehicle

MyDefence Communication has announced the successful integration of Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology in vehicle platforms for military forces. The integration of the drone sensors allows military operators to effectively detect and defeat enemy drones used for reconnaissance or as weapon delivery systems. MyDefence has developed advanced, networked radio-frequency

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MyDefence Successfully Integrates Counter UAS Sensors in Light Armoured Vehicle

MyDefence Communication announces the successful integration of Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology in vehicle platforms for military forces. The integration of the drone sensors allows military operators to effectively detect and defeat enemy drones used for reconnaissance or as weapon delivery systems. MyDefence has developed advanced, networked radio-frequency (RF)

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Ukraine to Procure Turkish Combat UAVs

According to a news release put out by Mil.in.ua, during an official visit to Turkey by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on 3-4 November, was signed an agreement on the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles manufactured by Baykar Makina. It is noted that the signing of

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Swarm Killer: Raytheon’s Mobile Laser Defense System

 Raytheon just released this High-Energy Mission Scenarios marketing video in which they demonstrate their vision for networked laser defenses.Drawing on decades of manufacturing expertise, Raytheon continues to define the future for high-energy laser systems, target designators and next generation laser range finders. Our combat proven sensors and ready-now technology

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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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