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Raytheon Demos Coyote Variant for ALE Air Vehicle Requirement

Raytheon Missiles & Defense has completed the first flight test of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) configuration, based on its Coyote Block 3 Non-Kinetic (Block 3NK) reusable UAS design, which it is advancing as an intended air vehicle solution for the US Army’s embryonic Air Launched Effects (ALE) programme. Conducted

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Messerschmitt Bf 109

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the first truly modern fighter. With its all-metal stressed-skin construction, mono-wing design, enclosed cockpit, and retractable landing gear, it had no equal. It was the fastest military plane in the sky for six years — until another German plane, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, supplanted it.

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Fortem Technologies Conducts Counter Drone Test For Department Of Defense Customer

Fortem Technologies, leaders in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, announced successful performance in detecting small UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) before a team of U.S. Government evaluators based on an Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) requirement in May 2021. The event focused on testing various

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GA-ASI to Upgrade Italian Air Force MQ-9As to Block 5

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) was awarded a USD 30.5 million contract to upgrade Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force, AMI) MQ-9A Predator B medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Block 5 standard, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced. The MQ-9 mid-life modernisation (MLM) contract,

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Edgybees Announces Strategic Appointments of H.R. McMaster, Brett B. Lambert, and Aki Yamaura to Advisory Board

Former National Security Advisor McMaster and leaders in their fields Lambert and Yamaura will strengthen the company’s presence in the national security and geospatial intelligence arenas Edgybees, the leading visual intelligence technology company, announced today the appointment of Lieut. Gen. H. R. McMaster (US Army, ret.) as the newest

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Chinese Air Force May Be Getting a Hypersonic Drone

Chinese researchers say that they have made major strides toward designing a hypersonic drone. In a peer-reviewed paper in the journal Tactical Missile Technology, Beihang University’s Dai Fei and his team posited that they have made significant progress on a classified hypersonic drone model. Their work, first reported by the

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Defense Digital Service to Transfer C-UAS Tech to Air Force

The Defense Digital Service (DDS) is planning to transfer its technologies to sense and detect small unmanned aerial systems to the Air Force Research Lab at the end of the month. AFRL’s NINJA counter-sUAS program will absorb DDS’s drone-sensing capabilities, including its high-fidelity long-range sensor and user interface for integrating

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Thales and Scheibel Complete S-100 UAS Flight Trials

Thales UK and Schiebel have delivered the most comprehensive maritime sensor suite to be fitted to the CAMCOPTER S-100 during UK flight trials in August 2021. Operating off the North Wales coastline, the trials demonstrated how a navy warship can benefit from the intelligence gathered over an extended operating range,

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US Navy sets up Gulf drone task force amid Iran tensions

Dubai (AFP) Sept 9, 2021 –

The US Navy’s Fifth Fleet said Thursday it launched a new task force in the Gulf incorporating drones and artificial intelligence following maritime attacks blamed on Iran.

A statement by the US Naval Forces Central Command, or NAVCENT, said the task force would rely on

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Orbital UAV Gets Defence Grant for Production Expansion

Orbital Corporation Ltd welcomed members of the Australian Army’s 13th Brigade to its operations in Balcatta in August, coinciding with the announcement of further successful Defence funding grants that continue to support the Company’s growing capabilities and production expansion. 13th Brigade visits Balcatta Headquartered at Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta 13th Brigade

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AFRL to collaborate with India on Air Launched UAVs

Wright-Patterson AFR OH (AFNS) Sep 07, 2021 –

Under the auspices of the U.S.-India Defense Technology and Trade, the U.S. Air Force has signed an agreement for joint development of Air Launched UAVs with India’s Defence Research and Development Organization. The milestone agreement is the first such technical project agreement under

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Italy police raid drone firm ‘illegally bought by China’

Rome (AFP) Sept 2, 2021 –

Italian police said Thursday they had raided a company specialising in military drones that they believe was illegally bought by Chinese state firms as a way of acquiring its expertise.

The financial crimes police said they had identified three Italian and three Chinese managers suspected

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U.S., India sign $22M agreement to develop unmanned aerial vehicles

Washington DC (UPI) Sep 3, 2021 –

The United States and India signed an agreement to co-develop air-launched unmanned aerial vehicles, the U.S. Air Force announced Friday.

The agreement is the first project planned under the U.S.-India Defense Technology and Trade Initiative, which was designed to promote technology exchange, cooperative research and

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India, US Sign Air-Launched UAV Co-Development Project Agreement

Air Vice Marshal Narmdeshwar Tiwari, Indian Air Force, Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Plans, and Brig. Gen. Brian R. Bruckbauer, Director of the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation (AFSAC) Directorate for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, signed a landmark agreement recently to co-develop air-launched Unmanned Aerial

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Orbital UAV receives Defence grant funding for production capability expansion

PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Orbital Corporation Ltd (‘Orbital UAV’, ‘the Company’) welcomed members of the Australian Army’s 13th Brigade to its operations in Balcatta in August, coinciding with the announcement of further successful Defence funding grants that continue to support the Company’s growing capabilities and production expansion. 13th Brigade visits Balcatta Headquartered

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US Navy Arms Surface Ships with Counter-Drone System

With the use of drones becoming more prevalent, the US Navy has found a way to ensure all of its surface ships can repel unmanned aerial vehicles. The Drone Restricted Access Using Known Electromagnetic Warfare system, or DRAKE, built by Northrop Grumman and originally used on Humvees during the wars

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F-16 Fighter Jets Could Guard Akinci Drones

Turkey is reversing the loyal wingman concept to protect its newly launched Akinci drones – regarded as one of the most advanced unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs). Their inclusion is expected to lead the Turkish air force to a brand new stage in its air-to-air and air-to-land warfare doctrines. With

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MCTECH Presents New C-UAS Manpack System

MCTECH, an Israeli company specializing in the development and production of electronic warfare solutions for security forces, armies, and governments, unveiled recently the MC-HORIZON D360BP, a multi-layered manpack system designed to protect against UAVs. The reactive system can identify drones, acquire the targets, and neutralize them automatically from far distances.

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Archer Enters Agreement with United States Air Force to Collaborate on Flight Testing

Under the Agreement, Archer will share its eVTOL flight testing information with the United States Air Force (USAF) to allow the AFWERX Agility Prime Office to assess the transformational vertical flight market and eVTOL technologies The collaboration will help identify opportunities for early adoption of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft in the

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GA-ASI SeaGuardian Flies from UK to the Netherlands

In cooperation with UK and Netherlands airspace authorities, the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a company-owned, MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) today from RAF Waddington across the North Sea to Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands, completing

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Red Cat Holdings Appoints Geoffrey Hitchcock as Senior Vice President of Global Defense Solutions

Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) (“Red Cat” or the “Company”), a hardware-enabled software provider to the drone industry, announces the appointment of Geoffrey Hitchcock as its Senior Vice President of Global Defense Solutions. In this role, Mr. Hitchcock will research and identify all military opportunities for the Teal Golden

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PteroDynamics Secures Contract with US Navy to Deliver Cargo VTOL Aircraft

PteroDynamics, an aircraft design and manufacturing company that develops innovative vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, is today announcing it has secured a contract with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to deliver 3 VTOL prototypes for the Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS (BWUAS) program. In 2018, Military Sealift

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Red Cat Holdings Closes Acquisition of Teal Drones

Expansion into military sector represents compelling growth opportunity Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) (“Red Cat” or the “Company”), a hardware-enabled software provider to the drone industry, announces the closing of its acquisition of Teal Drones (“Teal”), a leader in commercial and government unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) technology. Teal manufactures

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Gannet Glide Drone

The Gannet Glide Drone (GGD) is a 1.6kg air-launched extended-range precision payload delivery system, capable of deployment at the dismounted combat level. Launching from manned or unmanned platforms such as the Cerberus UAS, the GGD is designed with a modular payload bay that accepts electronic warfare systems, communications nodes,

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