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Turkey Orders 22 More Anka UAVs

Turkey’s military and security forces will receive 22 more Anka unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and special purpose tactical wheeled armoured vehicles (TTZAs), local media reported a few days after the meeting of the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) of the Turkish Defense Industries Directorate (SSB) on 10 October. In a

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Air Force designates GO1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A

Wright-Patterson AFB OH (AFNS) Oct 09, 2018 –

The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division.

It is an air-dropped liquid

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DARPA seeks proposals for 3rd OFFSET Swarm Sprint, awards 2nd Contracts

Washington DC (SPX) Oct 15, 2018 –

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) envisions swarms of 250 collaborative autonomous systems providing critical insights to small ground military units in urban areas where vertical structures, tight spaces, and limited sight lines constrain communications and mobility. DARPA is soliciting proposals for its third swarm

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US Army Eyes High-Altitude UAVs

The US Army Futures Command, a new group leading the service’s modernization efforts, is enthusiastic about using high-altitude unmanned air vehicles for a variety of missions, including as communications hubs. Willie Nelson, director of the US Army Futures Command’s assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team, said he traveled to

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FLIR’s Black Hornet VRS

Featuring the Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for global military, government agency, and first responder vehicle-mounted operations, the Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System is based on an adaption of the unique Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS), the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-unmanned aerial system (UAS). Black Hornet

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General Atomics Gets $442M US Army Gray Eagle Conract

General Atomics, Poway, California, was awarded a $441,634,278 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for procurement of technical services for U.S. Army Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30,

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Eye-Tracking Glasses to Control UAS

Engineers at New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a system for controlling UAS using eye movement. All that is required is a pair of eye-tracking glasses (Tobii Pro Glasses 2), a small computational unit, and a drone. The glasses contain an

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China to Sell 48 Wing Loon UAS to Pakistan

China will sell 48 high-end military drones to its “all-weather ally” Pakistan in what a military observer said will be the largest deal of its kind, official media reported on Tuesday. The cost of the deal was not revealed. Wing Loong II, a high-end reconnaissance, strike and multi-role endurance unmanned

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USAF Deploys sUAS for Runway Damage Assesment

The Air Force is taking airfield defense and repair to new heights by implementing the Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System, a method of using small, unmanned aircraft to scan for airfield damage under wartime conditions, and even provide roof and electrical wire monitoring in peacetime. Two engineering technicians assigned to

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XRY Drone – new technology to acquire and analyze drone data – is introduced by MSAB and URSA

Arlington, VA — XRY Drone lets investigators extract and analyze data from popular drone models being used for illegal activity — to reveal flight paths, origin, behavior and other critical information that can identify operators Police, corrections agencies, border control and military organizations around the globe are developing methods to

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GA-ASI Completes FOT&E for Gray Eagle ER

Partnered with the U.S. Army, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed Follow-On Test & Evaluation (FOT&E) for its MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range. Testing of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) began in early June and spanned 644 flight hours during the testing period. The successful test opens

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Textron’s X5-55 Demonstrator Revealed

In the crowded exhibit halls of the U.S. Army’s largest conference, a strange-looking drone — a small, flat, tailless, triangular aircraft with four flexible rotors — is suspended above a room full of giant wheeled vehicles and static helicopter displays. That aircraft, Textron’s X5-55 demonstrator, hasn’t been built for a

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FLIR Launches Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the FLIR Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System (VRS), featuring the Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for global military, government agency, and first responder vehicle-mounted operations. The Black Hornet VRS is based on an adaption of the unique Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System

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AeroVironment and General Dynamics Integrate UAS with Armoured Combat Vehicles

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced a new strategic relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems (GD) to produce highly integrated and effective tactical UAS and TMS for armoured ground combat vehicles. “By integrating the leading small tactical UAS and loitering missile systems with the leading armoured combat vehicles, our team will

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UDRI Tests Impact of Drone on Aircraft at High Speed

University of Dayton Research Institute impact tests prove large aircraft won’t always win in collision with small drones. When a large military helicopter collided midair with a small quadcopter last year, the helicopter sustained only minor damage and returned safely home; the drone was destroyed. But tests performed at the

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AeroVironment and General Dynamics Land Systems Join Forces to Integrate Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems with Armored Combat Vehicles

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems (TMS), today announced a new strategic relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), the leader in ground combat vehicles, to produce highly integrated and effective tactical UAS and TMS for armored ground combat vehicles. “By

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UVision Presents Hero-30 Lethal Loitering System Upgrade

UVision Air Ltd will present the Hero-30 launcher in its new advanced configuration, at AUSA 2018. The entire HERO family will also be on display at the event. The newly configured launcher offers reduced system weight, greater safety and ease-of-use during launch, and can be easily mounted on military platforms.

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AeroVironment Gets $13M USAF RQ-11B Raven Contract

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced the United States Air Force awarded the company a $13 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract on Sept. 30, 2018 forRQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to support Latin American and Caribbean nations. United States Government fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds of $2,800,000

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Raytheon to deliver small drone decoys to the U.S. Navy

Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2018 –

Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz., has received a $46.7 million contract for technical work on the Miniature Air Launched Decoy for the U.S. Navy.

Work will be performed in Tucson, East Hartford, Conn., the Netherlands, and locations throughout the continental U.S. Work is expected to

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United States Air Force Awards AeroVironment $13 Million Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity Contract to Support Latin American and Caribbean Nations with RQ-11B Raven Drones

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the United States Air Force awarded the company a $13 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract on Sept. 30, 2018 for RQ-11B Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to support Latin American and Caribbean nations. United States Government fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance

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