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US Air Force to Test Weapons Swarming Software in October

US Air Force researchers in October will test whether a software version of the service’s developmental weapons swarm can make its way through a combat mission and reroute itself as conditions change. The demonstration is part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Golden Horde initiative, a high-profile project to create

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US Air Force Reveals NGAD Aircraft has Flown

The US Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance combat aircraft, intended to complement or succeed the F-22 and F-35 in the air superiority role, has already flown, having been rapidly prototyped through modern digital design, Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper revealed. Roper made the revelation at the end of

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US Military Tests VR-Controlled Drone-Intercepting Drones

Following a joint R&D program led by the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), in the Israel Ministry of Defense, with drone developer, XTEND, and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), of the U.S. Department of Defense, an operational pilot program has been launched employing Sparrowhawk drones in

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General Dynamics Mission Systems Partners with Dedrone

General Dynamics Missions Systems and Dedrone have announced their strategic counter-drone partnership, providing General Dynamics’ global network with access to Dedrone’s complete drone detection and defeat technology. As part of this strategic agreement, General Dynamics Mission Systems becomes a value-added reseller for Dedrone’s counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capabilities and has

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General Dynamics Mission Systems and Dedrone Enter Strategic Partnership to Provide Counter-Drone Technology to Defense and Civil Customers

General Dynamics Mission Systems to integrate its mission-critical solutions with Dedrone’s drone detection and defeat technologies to defend against unauthorized unmanned aerial systems. FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Missions Systems and Dedrone, the market leader in airspace security, announced today their strategic counter-drone partnership, providing General Dynamics’ global network with

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Citadel Defense Wins $12M US DoD Anti COTS Drones Contract

The U.S. Government and Department of Defense has awarded Citadel Defense a $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations in the United States. The decision to purchase Titan systems was made after extensive U.S. Government evaluation that assessed more than a dozen other counter

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Russia’s Su-27 Stealth Fighter: Now Remote-Controlled ?

The combat capabilities of Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation fighter have been compared to the United States Air Force’s F-22 Raptor. The Russian aircraft’s speed and armament could allow it to respond quickly to potential threats—and if necessary back out just as quickly from fights it cannot win. But now the Su-57

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Iran invests in advanced drone technology

Tehran, Iran (Sputnik) Sep 01, 2020 –

Iran’s Ministry of Defense is investing in its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to ensure it remains one of the top countries in combat drone development, according to state media.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Iran has produced several lines of drones, such as the

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Citadel Defense Wins $12.2M U.S. Department of Defense Contract to Autonomously Defeat Commercial Off-the-Shelf and Handmade Drones

Citadel’s contract award addresses urgent C-sUAS needs for Fixed, Mobile and Dismounted operations San Diego, CA – The U.S. Government and Department of Defense has awarded Citadel Defense a $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations in the United States. The decision to purchase

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Drones in the Sahel: in whose interest?

Last week’s military coup in Mali brought brief attention from the world’s media to the Sahel. But behind the latest headlines, drones are a growing part of the ongoing conflict in the region. On 21 December 2019, France carried out a drone strike for the first time, killing seven alleged

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US Army Research Lab Develops Power Line Sensor

At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, researchers developed a novel sensor and software application to detect and avoid energized power lines in the vicinity of unmanned aerial system, or UAS. The goal is to provide autonomous systems sufficient time and distance to react, avoid wires

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British Startup Drone Defence Raises €550K

Drone Defence has secured around €550K in seed funding from US based corporate investor to develop proprietary drone detection technology, which combats the emerging drone threat. Founded in 2017, by a former British Army Officer, Richard Gill, Drone Defence addresses security concerns over the illegal use of drone technology. They’re

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Liteye Launches On-the-Move (OTM) C-UAS Solution

Liteye Systems Inc. has announced the Trailer Anti-UAS Defense System (T-AUDS), with an On-the-Move and Fixed-Site Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Solution. T-AUDS, is a Multi-Domain Awareness and Protection package, capable of detecting and defeating RF controlled and silent flight drones while mobile, then transiting from on-the-move to

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Duke Robotics TIKAD Combat Drone has Innovative Stabilization Technology

Duke Robotics introduces TIKAD, an innovative military UAS octocopter drone with a mounted lightweight firearm and advanced stabilization technology. TIKAD features a lightweight robotic gimbal with the unparalleled ability to carry and stabilize payload recoil up to three times its weight. In addition, TIKAD’s gimbal offers real-time, 6 DOF (degrees

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Numerica’s Software Advances C-UAS Capabilities

Numerica Corporation’s newest commercial software product, MIMIR, is helping to defend against malicious drone activity by enabling the creation of layered Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) capabilities using autonomous sensor fusion and precise target tracking technology. With the MIMIR software suite, users can seamlessly operate multiple sensors and defeat

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Duke Robotics Presents TIKAD Combat Drone Equipped with Innovative Stabilization Technology

Duke Robotics, a leader in robotics technology and drone solutions, introduces TIKAD, an innovative military UAS octocopter drone with a mounted lightweight firearm and advanced stabilization technology. TIKAD features a lightweight robotic gimbal with the unparalleled ability to carry and stabilize payload recoil up to three times its weight.

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SRC Gets $426M US Army C-UAS Contract

SRC Inc., North Syracuse, New York, was awarded a $425,870,432 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price) contract for development, production, deployment and support of the Expeditionary-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (E-LIDS). Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined

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DroneShield Gets United States Air Force Contract

DroneShield has announced that the United States Air Force has awarded DroneShield a contract to deploy multiple units of DroneShield’s DroneSentry integrated detect-and-defeat counterdrone (C-UAS) system at the Grand Forks Air Force airbase in North Dakota, USA, protected by the 319th Security Forces Squadron of the USAF (the “319th SFS”).

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Drone Proliferation Update, July 2020

This latest update details new operators and other significant developments around the proliferation of armed drones. For our complete list of states operating, or close to operating, armed drones see Who Has Armed Drones? Over the last six months, Libya has continued to be the focus for the use

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US Army Tests French Danielson Aircraft Engine for UAS

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering – Global Capability Programs Office, Foreign Comparative Testing Program – recently partnered with the U.S. Army Futures Command to test and evaluate a foreign technology for use in UAS. AFC’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory tested

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Azerbaijan to Buy Turkish Drones

The Azerbaijani government announced on that it would purchase unmanned aerial combat vehicles from Turkey after receiving approval from its parliament. Speaking to a local TV broadcaster about the purchase of new weapons and military vehicles for the armed forces, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov said his country sought

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US Air Force Video Outlining its Skyborg Programme

The U.S. Air Force has released a slick new video regarding its Skyborg program, which is developing a suite of systems that will form an artificial intelligence-driven “computer brain” capable of flying networked “loyal wingman” type drones and fully autonomous unmanned combat air vehicles, or UCAVs. The video offers new

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Drone Strikes in Popular Culture: Eye in the Sky

Examining how popular culture discusses and presents drone warfare is increasingly important today, as public understanding of drone warfare is developed through movies, novels, TV and other cultural forms as much as it is through more traditional news media. Popular culture representation of drone warfare helps to circulate and amplify

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