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US Army Tests Blood Delivery Drones

US Army drones are dropping packages of simulated blood over the Mojave Desert in an effort to find better ways to rush medical supplies to wounded troops as quickly as possible. In recent months, soldiers at Fort Irwin, Calif., have practiced gathering the drone cargo after the supplies drift to

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China’s MD-22 hypersonic UAV could be strategic asset in near- or outer-space

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 16, 2022 –

China has made significant advancements in the security and defence industries, and the Zhuhai airshow showcases its cutting-edge military weaponry technology. This includes concept fighter aircraft like the J-20 and J-16 as well as state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including stealth and hypersonic models

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Serbia strikes down drone near Kosovo: army

Belgrade (AFP) Nov 2, 2022 –

Serbia’s army said Wednesday it had struck down a drone flying near its military sites in the southwest of the country near Kosovo.

“The drone, which was flying from the Kopaonik mountain (on the border with Kosovo) towards military establishments, was taken down with electronic

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Taiwan’s Chien Hsiang loitering drone was designed to destroy enemy radar and UAVs

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 22, 2022 –

Taiwan’s domestically produced drone technology, developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), which develops military technology, was displayed to the public shortly after the conclusion of China’s annual air show at Zhuhai, as debates intensify over the likelihood of a

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Taiwan Shows Off Radar-Killing Kamikaze Drones

The Taiwan drone exhibition event this week was hosted by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), a Taiwanese government-owned military technology manufacturer that develops a wealth of the Republic of China Armed Forces’ weapons. NCSIST provided an especially rare look at one weapon in particular: the truck-launched

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Iranian Done Hits Israeli-Owned Tanker in Gulf

An attack on a tanker off the coast of Oman on Tuesday was carried out by an Iranian-made drone, U.S. Central Command said in a statement, adding that a multilateral maritime operation led by a British Royal Navy frigate had responded to the area. An Israeli official had blamed Iran

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US May Downgrade Gray Eagle for Use in Ukraine

As Russian forces have retreated in Ukraine’s south, the Biden administration has announced a slew of new military aid packages for Ukraine, but all were missing a piece of weaponry that Ukraine’s military has long sought: the multi-use Gray Eagle drone, armed with Hellfire missiles. According to two officials, the

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Taiwan Unveils Close-Range Helicopter Drone

Taiwan has unveiled its newly built helicopter-like drone designed for battlefield reconnaissance and surveillance missions amid growing military threats from Beijing. In a display on Tuesday, the government-funded Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology – the island’s top weapons builder – also introduced several other types of unmanned aerial vehicles,

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Tobias Webster to drive Alpha Unmanned Systems’ International business development team

After an extensive and successful career in the UAV and British Military, Webster joins one of the world’s leading UAV helicopter manufacturers based in MADRID. Alpha Unmanned Systems (AUS), the Madrid-based manufacturer of small tactical helicopterUAVs, announces the incorporation of Tobias Webster into its international business developmentteam. After more than

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US Air Force Pilots to Test XQ-58A Valkyrie

The 96th Test Wing acquired its newest aircraft, and along with it, a leading-edge experimentation effort last month. The 40th Flight Test Squadron took possession of the first of two government-owned Kratos XQ‑58A Valkyrie aircraft. The Valkyrie is a low-cost, high-performance uncrewed air vehicle. It is rocket-launched off a rail

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AeroVironment Gets $86M US Army Puma Contract

AeroVironment Inc., Simi Valley, California, was awarded an $86,424,635 firm-fixed-price contract for the RQ-20B All Environment 3 and the Long Endurance Puma unmanned aircraft systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Simi Valley, California, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29,

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15 Biggest Drone Companies in the World

The global UAV drone market is anticipated to generate $102,466.7 million in sales by 2030, expanding at a high CAGR of 19.6% from 2022 to 2030, as reported Bloomberg. By end-use, it is anticipated that the military and defense sub-segment will generate the most income by 2030, totaling $65,298.5 million.

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Advanced Aircraft Company Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract To Continue Development of Next Generation Tactical UAS

HAMR distributed electric multirotor UAV in advanced stage of development for tactical ISR missions for the United States Air Force Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer and manufacturer of distributed electric propulsion tilt-wing and multi-rotor uncrewed aircraft systems for defense applications, today announced it has been selected by AFWERX for

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Liquid Cooling Solutions for UAV Electronics

Modern unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and military aircraft carry advanced electronics and equipment critical to their successful operation. While innovation is carrying airborne technologies farther and higher than ever before, current avionic cooling practices cannot keep up with the immense heat generated by modern electronics. To address the limitations of

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FLIR Takes Flight

The world’s leading manufacturer of commercial thermal imaging systems, FLIR, announced a major new initiative in the drone space with the announcement of SIRAS at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas. While the company had previously offered the Black Hornet – a palm-sized helicopter intended for military users,

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Successful XQ-58A Valkyrie Block 2 Test Flight

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that it has recently completed a successful flight of its production XQ-58A Valkyrie aircraft for the Block 2 Valkyrie Maturation Program. The program team includes the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Yuma Proving Ground, and Kratos. The test flight performed at Yuma Proving

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Small Military Bombing Drone to Debut on Airshow China2022

The 14th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) will take place both online and on-site at the Zhuhai International Air Show Center in Jinwan from Nov 8 to 13. LoongUAV will bring a variety of cost-effective, efficient, lightweight military drones to debut, including the LOONG 4 surveillance

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Small Military Bombing Drone to Debut on AIRSHOW CHINA 2022

The opening of the 14th China Airshow is coming soon. LoongUAV will bring a variety of cost-effective, efficient, lightweight military drones to debut, including LOONG 4 surveillance drone, LOONG 5 bombing drone, LOONG 1 targeting drone, LOONG 2 reconnaissance drone. In recent years of local wars and armed conflicts, as

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Unwanted UAVs: Belarus’ Military Drones

Spurred on in the early 2010s by the growing international unmanned aerial vehicle market, Belarus has gone on to develop a wide range of UAVs. But despite the country’s success as an exporter of armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) and surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, foreign clients have so far largely avoided

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H6K Mavis – The Seaplane That Could Fly Forever

The Kawanishi H6K was an Imperial Japanese Navy flying boat produced by the Kawanishi Aircraft Company and used during World War II for maritime patrol duties. The Allied reporting name for the type was Mavis; the Navy designation was ‘Type 97 Large Flying Boat. The aircraft was designed in response

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Orbital UAV commences engine shipments for the Australian Army

Orbital UAV ships engines to Insitu Pacific to support Australian Army Tactical UAS program. PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Orbital Corporation Ltd (‘Orbital UAV’, ‘the Company’) has commenced the delivery of engine builds to Insitu Pacific Pty Ltd (‘Insitu Pacific’) – the team responsible for supplying the Australian Army with its next generation

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AFCENT’s New Task Force 99 Begins Drone Experiments

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) is standing up task forces in hopes of harnessing new technology in innovative ways. The command wants to augment its modest military footprint in the region and to counter potential adversaries. In mid-October, the Air Force’s component, Task Force 99, came online, according to CENTCOM and

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