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DroneShield’s DroneGun Gets NATO Approval

DroneShield has received the ultimate stamp of approval in the form of a “stock number” from NATO for its DroneGun MKII. The issuing of the stock number by NATO opens up the opportunity for sales to potentially dozens of military units around the world for Droneshields unique drone combating device.

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Revealed: internal discussions between MoD and regulators on flying Predator drones in UK

Details of discussions between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on plans to allow the RAF’s upgraded version of the US Predator drone to be flown within the UK have been released following a Freedom of Information request by Drone Wars UK. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dronewars.net/foi-response-from-caa-regarding-predatorb-er"

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SOFWERX ThunderDrone RPE II: C-SUAS

SOFWERX is part of USSOCOM’s efforts to combat a growing concern with counter unmanned aircraft systems. From the http://www.sofwerx.org/ website: “Under agreement with USSOCOM, the Doolittle Institute implemented SOFWERX as a public facing intermediary to assist with collaboration, innovation, prototyping and exploration with industry, labs and academic partners. SOFWERX currently

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Crew Error and Datalink Issues Caused 2016 MQ-1B Crash

Crew error and datalink issues caused an MQ-1B to crash Feb. 2, 2016, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report just released. The MQ-1B was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, and operated

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GA-ASI Gets $49M USAF MQ-9 Software Order

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has been awarded a $49,336,683 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (FA8620-18-F-2363) to previously awarded basic ordering agreement FA8620-15-G-4040. This contract provides for tasks necessary to develop, field, and sustain Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command MQ-9 software development. Work will be performed in Poway,

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DroneShield – 2018 U5G Marine Corps Exercise

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its participation in the 2018 Urban 5th Generation Marine Exploration and Experimentation Exercise (“U5G 18”), organised by the United States Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration (“CD&I”) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for

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Boeing UCAV (no not an armed job)

Looking just like a HobbyKing Beer Lift challenge entry, Boeing is touting their Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle. They might want to rethink that title as for years UCAV has meant unmanned combat air vehicle, anyhow. From the video, it looks like they are running Ardupilot, NASA and Boeing can’t be

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Drone News: Republic of Korea to form new combat drone unit

The Republic of Korea is forming a combat unit deploying drones to attack North Korean targets. Providing more flexibility in responding to a crisis with North Korea, ROK drones will relay information real time before attacking regime targets.

According to a South Korean government official quoted by the Yonhap News Agency,

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China’s Wing Loong Scores Five Hits in Succession

The record of “five hits in succession” performed by China’s home-developed Wing Loong II UAS, a high-end reconnaissance-strike unmanned aerial system (UAS), showed that the system equipped drone is combat-capable and will be widely used in future military actions, said an expert. After multiple rounds of flight and firing tests,

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Sneak Peek at Boeing’s MQ-25 Contender

Boeing for the first time is showing what it believes is the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) best suited for refuelling U.S. Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers. Through its MQ-25 competition, the Navy is seeking unmanned refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet,

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RAF Reaper Flies 10 years, 100,000 Hours

The RAF Reaper Force has reached two significant milestones. The fleet of remotely piloted aircraft systems has now been serving on coalition combat operations for 10 years during which time it has flown 100,000 hours. The milestone of 100,000 hours of flying supporting Coalition combat operations was reached on 4

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Predators, Reapers Kept Watch as ISIS Lost Raqqa

U.S. forces, coalition partners and Syrian Democratic Forces liberated Raqqah, Syria from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s control in early October 2017. ISIS used the city as its capital for terrorist operations since January 2014. Combat remotely piloted aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper were

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Czech Army Want More UAVs by 2020

The Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) has unveiled plans to dramatically bolster its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities to include unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) to be procured in 2021. “The ACR will procure an as yet unknown UCAV platform in 2021 as part of the strategy to further

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Russian Army Gets Specialized Drone-Hunters

The Russian army has established a ground-based unit specializing in defeating enemy drones. The unit—the first of its kind in Russia—operates electronic jamming systems that, in theory, can sever the radio connections between unmanned aerial vehicles and their operators. Russian-made jammers reportedly have been successful in forcing down drones in

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First Combat Mission for 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Block 5 MQ-9 Reaper

The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing successfully completed its first combat mission with the latest version of the MQ-9 Reaper in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The wing’s remotely piloted aircraft unit, the 46th Expeditionary Attack Squadron, transitioned its attack and reconnaissance airframes from the MQ-1B Predator to the Block 5

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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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