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General Atomics Gets $25M French Air Force Contract

General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc. has been awarded a $24,924,266 option (002606) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-15-G-4040) for MQ-9 contractor logistics support phase 2. The contractor will provide an additional period of contractor logistics support for the French air force. Work will be performed in Poway,

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Advanced Aircraft Hybrid Successful US Navy Trials

On November 28th and 29th, Advanced Aircraft Company conducted a flight demonstration of its Hybrid Advanced Multi-Rotor (HAMR) on the US Navy’s M80 Stiletto, based in Little Creek, VA. The HAMR unmanned aerial system (UAS) is a vertical takeoff and landing multi-rotor that has a greatly increased range and endurance

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Pentagon Performance to Get $50M UN Congo Surveillance Contract

Pentagon Performance Inc. (PPI), a South Jersey based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) manufacturing company, has received Notice of Consideration for Award of a $50 million contract to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services to the United Nations MONUSCO mission located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. PPI’s Medium Altitude

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Former Captain (US Army) Justin Haggerty to Take Full-Time Role as the International Drone Racing Association’s President & CEO

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that the company’s founder, Justin Haggerty, will take a full-time role as President & CEO this December, after recently transitioning from the US Army. As a former Captain in the US Army and graduate of the United States Military

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India Loses Heron, Secretive Sensors to China in Crash

India has lost a valuable troop scanning unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), along with its payload of sensors and intelligence systems, to a cross-border crash in Tibet, raising concerns that the wreckage may reveal some well-kept secrets to the Chinese Army. The Heron UAV of the Indian Army, deployed to keep

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Replicating Peregrine Attack Strategies Could Help Down Rogue Drones

Researchers at Oxford University have discovered that peregrine falcons steer their attacks using the same control strategies as guided missiles. The findings, which overturn previous assumptions that peregrines’ aerial hunting follows simple geometric rules, could be applied to the design of small, visually guided drones that can take down other

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CybAero Performs Demo Flights for Belgian Navy

CybAero has performed demonstrations flights for the Belgian Navy. Two separate flights were conducted during the demonstration to show the system’s operational performance in both daylight and darkness. Michael Auerbach, Chariman at CybAero, comments: “It is always positive that we have the opportunity to showcase our system. The opportunity to

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QinetiQ Emulates Drone Threat for Canadian Navy

QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) has introduced a new service to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) by emulating the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones. The live demonstration was carried out in November 2017 from a Halifax-class frigate under the C$8.5M Unmanned Targets Repair, Overhaul and Engineering

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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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US Navy Blue Angels at Oshkosh 2017

The US Navy Blue Angels perform a full high show aerobatic demonstration for the first time on Friday at the 2017 EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, WI. Their C-130 Hercules “Fat Albert” did not perform or even fly into Oshkosh because of a safety stand down for the entire C-130T

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Tyndall AFB to House MQ-9 Reaper Wing

The US Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as the preferred location for hosting a new MQ-9 Reaper Wing with 24 remotely piloted aircraft. Vandenberg AFB, California, is considered a reasonable alternative. The wing will be composed of an operations group with mission control elements as well

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QinetiQ emulates drone threat for Royal Canadian Navy

QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) has introduced a new service to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) by emulating the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones. The live demonstration was carried out in November 2017 from a Halifax-class frigate under the C$8.5M Unmanned Targets Repair, Overhaul and Engineering

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Silent Arrow delivery drone wins government military contract.

Yates Electrospace Corporation’s Silent Arrow® Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Wins United States Marine Corps Phase 2 Flight Test Program. Yates Electrospace Corporation (YEC) have announced that the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) has selected the company’s Silent Arrow® product line of autonomous cargo aircraft for a 12-month flight test program.

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UMS Skeldar R-350 Completes Flight Demos for German Army

UMS Skeldar and key partner ESG (ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH) have successfully completed a week of flight demonstrations with the new R-350 platform for The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). The modified R-350, which was used as an Unmanned Mission Avionics Test Helicopter (UMAT),

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TARSIS 75 RPAS has undergone an operational evaluation

The company AERTEC Solutions, an international engineering firm specialised in aeronautics and defence technologies, has undergone an operational evaluation on its TARSIS 75 RPAS under the Rapaz Programme (1). The tests were conducted on 3 and 4 October at the Conde de Gazola Army Base located in the province of

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Pentagon steps up Somalia drone strikes

Washington (AFP) Nov 17, 2017 –

The US military has quietly upped the tempo of its operations in Somalia, conducting a growing number of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab militants and other jihadists.

Since the start of the year, America has carried out 28 drone strikes in the Horn of

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Improving Airfield Repairs with AI Drones

The US Navy is looking for a drone equipped with artificial intelligence to speed up the repair of damaged airfields. Claire Apthorp looks at the current airfield maintenance process to find out where the weaknesses lie, and ask how intelligent unmanned systems could improve the speed and efficiency of repairs.

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Left Tail Break Caused 2015 Predator Crash

A mechanical failure of the left tail clamp on an MQ-1B Predator caused the remotely piloted aircraft to crash during a mission in an undisclosed area in the Middle East, the US Air Force announced. On. Nov. 8, 2015, an MQ-1B assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev.,

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5 Best Drones Without Camera – Full Review for 2018

Drones are the trendiest tech devices today, finding use in all areas of our lives. The impetus for this invention was for use in military and science explorations. They were known as unmanned flying vehicles (UAVs). Today, however, manufacturers have tweaked and twisted this discovery to fit diverse uses and

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5 Best Drone Toys Review [Holidays 2017]

Drones are popular today more than ever. They are used in warfare to drop bombs on insurgents in hostile countries; they also find use in aid delivery, photography and recreation. But what are drones? Strictly speaking, a drone is an unmanned flying vehicle. Apart from science, commercial and military use,

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