Tagged: Drone Wars

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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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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