Tagged: Drone Wars

KBR Gets $93M Contract to Reinforce US Navy’s CUAS

KBR won a $92.6 million contract to perform engineering, integration and sustainment services on counter unmanned air systems (C-UAS) for the Combat Integration & Identification Systems unit within the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). This cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is a new opportunity for KBR to help

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‘All the warfare of the future’: Drones, new technology and the Integrated Review

At the beginning of March, the government will publish its long-awaited Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, known (thankfully) as ‘The Integrated Review’. It’s purpose is to “define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and the long-term strategic aims for our national

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General Atomics plan flights of its new drone in UK – safety fears rerouted previous flights in the US    

General Atomics is to bring a company-owned SkyGuardian drone to the UK in the summer to undertake “a series of operational capability demonstrations” for the UK and other NATO members. The RAF’s soon to be acquired Protector drone is a version of the SkyGuardian with a range of UK modifications.

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Humans First: A Manifesto for the Age of Robotics. A review of Frank Pasquale’s ‘New Laws of Robotics’

In 2018, the hashtag #ThankGodIGraduatedAlready began trending on China’s Weibo social media platform. The tag reflected concerns among Chinese students that schools had begun to install the ‘Class Care System’, developed by the Chinese technology company Hanwang. Cameras monitor pupils’ facial expressions with deep learning algorithms identifying each

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UK Launches RAF’s £30M ‘Loyal Wingman’ Programme

The UK’s first fleet of uncrewed fighter aircraft is one step closer to reality following a £30-million contract to design and manufacture a prototype in a three-year deal supporting more than 100 jobs in Belfast. The uncrewed combat aircraft will be designed to fly at high-speed alongside fighter jets, armed

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P-80 Shooting Star – America’s WW2 Combat Jet

The story of the P-80 Shooting Star, the only US jet to see action in WW2 during a secret operation in Italy. The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Designed and built by Lockheed in 1943 and

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Indian Army Demonstrates Combat Drone Swarm

For the first time ever, Indian Army demonstrates combat swarm drones at the Army Day parade 2021 in Delhi. A total of 75 drones were demonstrated that are working autonomously to identify and take down targets with Kamikaze missions – attacking the enemy Air Defense sites or other critical infrastructure

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GA-ASI Selected for Skyborg Vanguard Program

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has been selected by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to support the Skyborg Vanguard Program. Skyborg will become the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) autonomous capabilities for a family of future USAF unmanned combat aerial vehicles. “GA-ASI is excited to continue

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GA-ASI News: GA-ASI Selected for Skyborg Vanguard Program

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.(GA-ASI) has been selected by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) to support the Skyborg Vanguard Program. Skyborg will become the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) autonomous capabilities for a family of future USAF unmanned combat aerial vehicles. “GA-ASI is excited to

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Drone Proliferation Update, January 2021

Over the last few months have seen a number of significant developments in relation to the increasing proliferation of armed drones. The most significant of these have been the use of Turkish Bayraktar TB-2’s in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh which turned the military engagements in Azerbaijan’s favour and, secondly,

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Fortem Technologies Introduces DroneHangar

High-tech “hub” enhances DroneHunter performance; acts as a force multiplier for defeating dangerous drones Pleasant Grove, UT – December 16, 2020 – Fortem Technologies, the leader in airspace security and defence for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, announced today the availability of its custom DroneHangar™, a high-tech hub that houses

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No Armed Drones for the German Army

The Bundeswehr has called for approval for armed combat drones for military use. But the controversial technology has been blocked in the German parliament. For the Bundeswehr, Germany’s armed forces, the timing could not be better: In the next few months, the German armed forces will receive five new

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Pierce Aerospace Integrates Remote ID with FAAD C2 in US Army UAS Experiments

Pierce Aerospace announced that it successfully integrated Flight Portal ID, an ASTM F3411-19 compliant Remote ID / Combat ID technology suite, into multiple Command and Control systems for Counter UAS (C-UAS) operations, including initial integration steps with the U.S. Army’s Forward Area Air Defense (FAAD C2) during the US Army’s

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Mustang vs. Komet – Germany 1944

The Messerschmitt Me. 163B Komet was the only rocket powered intercepter in history. Find out how piston-engined US P-51 Mustangs managed to down two of these super fast aircraft in dogfights high above Germany in late 1944. The Komet was designed for point-defence and was the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft

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DJI Roundtable Showcases Drones Fighting Wildfires

DJI, the world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, will host a virtual roundtable Monday, Dec. 14 featuring three firefighting experts to discuss how drones have helped combat wildfires, and what challenges have held back their wider adoption. This year stands as the worst year for wildfires on

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Pierce Aerospace Integrates Remote ID with FAAD C2 in Dense Urban Environment UAS Experiments with the US Army

December 10, 2020, Indianapolis, IN — Pierce Aerospace announced that it successfully integrated Flight Portal ID, an ASTM F3411-19 compliant Remote ID / Combat ID technology suite, into multiple Command and Control systems for Counter UAS (C-UAS) operations, including initial integration steps with the U.S. Army’s Forward Area Air Defense

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ELTA North America Delivers Mobile Counter-sUAS Defense-in-Depth Capability to the U.S. DOD & DHS

ELTA North America announces the delivery of its advanced Counter Drone Solution, the On-The-Move V4 (OTM V4), to address the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Special Operations / Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) Mobile C-sUAS Defense-in-Depth Capability. The OTM V4 system implements a multi-sensor, multi-layer

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DroneShield and Squarehead Partner on C-UAS

DroneShield Ltd and Squarehead, a Norwegian-based acoustic array technology company, have entered into a partnership in the C-UAS space. Going forward, DroneShield will be offering an integrated system for C-UAS detection and mitigation, with DroneShield’s radiofrequency, radar and camera-based UAS detection and electronic warfare UAS defeat products integrated with Squarehead’s

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Intervention ‘without the need to consider the human cost’: MoD thinking on UK’s new drone revealed

Documents obtained by Drone Wars using the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) reveal how British military officials view the UK’s next generation armed drone, known as Protector, and the types of advanced capabilities the aircraft will have. Protector, which is set to replace the UK’s current fleet of armed Reaper

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Ukraine JV with Turkey to Produce 48 Bayraktar Drones

Ukraine is forming a joint venture company with Turkey to domestically produce as many as 48 Bayraktar TB2 combat drones. The news came from Vadym Ihorovych, General Director of Ukrspetsexport, a state-owned Ukrainian defense manufacturer, in an interview with online publication Left Bank. Bayraktar TB2 is manufactured by Turkey’s Baykar

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Ukraine Unveils First Domestic Combat Drone

Kyiv-based Luch Design Bureau last week unveiled its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) project, the Sokil-300 (Falcon-300), a strike drone slated to be the first designed and produced exclusively in Ukraine. The opening presentation at the Vizar missile plant outside Kyiv featured a full-size model of the combat-ready UAS. Chief designer,

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