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Counter UAS On-The-Move

The X-MADIS is a fully integrated counter UAS system that detects, locates, tracks, identifies and defeats sUAS. With an integrated all-threat tactical air surveillance radar, gyro-stabilized optical sensor (EO and MWIR imagery), C2 interface and Electronic Warfare System, the X-MADIS provides a complete “soft-kill” solution to combat the growing threat

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Energy-Efficient Data Routing in Cooperative UAV Swarms

A new energy-efficient data routing algorithm developed by an international team could keep unmanned aerial vehicle swarms flying—and helping—longer, according to a report just published by an international team of researchers. UAV swarms are cooperative, intercommunicating groups of UAVs used for a wide and growing variety of civilian and military

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Russia Develops New Jamming Method

Russia’s Central Military District developed and tested a new method of jamming enemy aircraft using three different types of ground-based electronic counter-measures systems. The new method allows electronic warfare specialists to create “vacuum” space shielded from the impacts of drones, airborne radars, radio-controlled high-explosive munitions and cruise missiles, according to

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DroneShield to Collaborate with Collins Aerospace

DroneShield Ltd and Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies have entered a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on opportunities with the Australian military and globally, with a focus on adding DroneShield’s counter-drone capabilities to customers already utilising the broader surveillance systems produced by Collins Aerospace. Collins Aerospace is

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FAA Should Reconsider Michigan for Testing Drones

The Wolverine State offers every class of airspace, long distances over water and enviable rural land mass. The FAA recently rejected Michigan as a test site for drone integration into public services. The feds should reconsider. By Army Lt. Col. Jeremy Latchaw Michigan’s geographical expanse supplies drone pilots with the

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Jordan Sells Off Chinese UAVs

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has put its Chinese-made armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) up for sale, indicating its disappointment with their performance. In a notice posted on its website on 3 June, the RJAF said it was looking to sell six CH-4B UAVs, a type made by the

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Northrop Grumman Gets $65M MQ-4C Triton Contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a not-to-exceed $65,173,723 advance acquisition contract for long-lead components for the manufacture and delivery of three low-rate initial production Lot 5 M-4C Triton unmanned aircraft for the Navy (2); and the government of Australia (1). In addition, this contract provides equipment

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DroneShield launches RfPatrol

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has shipped the first order of RfPatrolTM, a body worn drone detector, to a Western military customer. The initial small quantity of the units will be used for an expedited evaluation by the customer, with a view

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Airbus and Spanish Air Force to Develop Drone and AR Inspections for Military Aircraft

The Spanish Air Force has become the first air force worldwide to support the development of Airbus’ drone and augmented reality-based maintenance inspection services, with the aim of drastically reducing maintenance inspections for large military aircraft and increasing overall fleet availability. This digital innovation technology will initially be trialled

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BAE Systems Gets $39M MQ-9 Sensor Contract

BAE Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $39,459,120 undefinitized contract action for the France MQ-9 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Sensor Pod effort. This contract provides for the production of FMS sensor pods, which will be utilized on the French Air Force MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft and Block

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First US Destroyer Equipped with Laser Defense System

The Pearl Harbor-based USS Preble will be the first destroyer to be equipped with a high-energy laser to counter surface craft and unmanned aerial systems, according to a published report, with the Navy planning to one day use the powerful light beams to defend against Chinese or Russian cruise missiles.

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GA-ASI Gets $36M US Navy MQ-9 Service Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded $36,467,263 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-18-C-1063). This modification provides for nine months of Group 5 unmanned air system intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services. These services are in support of outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS) Task

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Viasat’s 18-Inch Ka-band In-Flight Connectivity Antenna

Viasat Inc., a global communications company, today announced the availability of its new Ka-band Global Aero Terminal (GAT-5518) to provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services on government and business aviation aircraft — from government-focused Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and fixed-wing military platforms to VIP business and corporate jets. The compact terminal

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Northrop Grumman nabs $65M for drones for Navy, Australia

Washington (UPI) May 30, 2019 –

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $65 million contract for parts for production and delivery of drones for the U.S. Navy and the Australian government.

The deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, calls for long-lead production components for three Lot 5 MQ-4C Triton unmanned

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Citadel Defense awarded contract to prevent UAV attacks at sensitive government locations

San Diego, CA (SPX) May 21, 2019 –

Commercially available drones are being adapted for nefarious use and can be employed by terrorists and criminals to drop explosive payloads, deliver harmful substances, conduct illicit surveillance, and execute harmful cyber security attacks on a network.

Government officials, security figureheads, and military leadership are

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Invisible Interdiction Awarded Air Force Contract for Rail-mounted UAS Denial System.

Melbourne, Florida based Invisible Interdiction has been awarded a contract to design, test and qualify a very small, lightweight rail-mounted C-UAS jamming module. This Phase 3 contract is the result of a Special Topic SBIR award originally envisioned by the Air Force’s Las Vegas-based innovation hub called AFWERX. Several barriers

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QinetiQ Launches Rattler Supersonic Target at CANSEC

QinetiQ has launched the latest member of its aerial target family – the QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) Rattler Ground Air Launched Supersonic Target (GAL-ST) – at CANSEC, 30-31 May 2018. The Rattler is a low-cost supersonic target used to accurately replicate anti-radiation missiles (ARM) and supersonic/high-diving threats suitable for

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Parrot Competes for US Army Short Range Reconnaissance Drone

The U.S. Army Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Aviation’s Project Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence to identify and prototype new drone capabilities with commercial companies that specialize in on-demand, “eye in the sky” technologies. In this process,

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US Air Force to Order InstantEye Quadcopters

The US Air Force is planning to purchase a new quadcopter drone – the InstantEye. In a May 23 announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities web site, contracting officials at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base said they plan to order the InstantEye MK-3 GEN4-D1 Unmanned Aerial System from Physical Sciences

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