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Elbit Systems Integrates Mini-UAS on Seagull USV

Elbit Systems is expanding the operational capabilities of the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) beyond Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Mines Countermeasure (MCM). Trials conducted in recent weeks were dedicated to the integration of a mini-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), onboard the Seagull USV, further enhancing its intelligence gathering capabilities. The shipborne

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World entering new military ‘drone age’: UN expert

Geneva (AFP) July 9, 2020 –

The world is entering a military “second drone age” with uncontrolled proliferation and no standards governing their use, a United Nations expert told the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.

Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the global

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US Army Tests French Danielson Aircraft Engine for UAS

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering – Global Capability Programs Office, Foreign Comparative Testing Program – recently partnered with the U.S. Army Futures Command to test and evaluate a foreign technology for use in UAS. AFC’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory tested

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Serbia Displays Chinese Drones

Serbia has publicly displayed six new military drones purchased from China for the first time. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was on hand on July 4 at the military airport in Batajnica, near Belgrade, where military officials showcased the drones parked on the tarmac while journalists were given an opportunity to

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Arrests in Spain for Smuggling Autopilots to Pakistan

Police in Alicante, Spain, have detained two people accused of smuggling operations estimated at up to four million euros. The plot was dedicated to the smuggling of dual-use material and technology. Specifically, material that illegally reached Pakistan’s military companies . Among that material was technology used for missile guidance. The

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FLIR Gets $10M US Marines R80D SkyRaider Contract

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has been awarded a $10 million contract to deliver dozens of its SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to the United States (U.S.) Marine Corps. Developed for U.S. defense and federal government customers, the FLIR R80D SkyRaider is the company’s most advanced military UAS. The aircraft’s

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UAS Drone Corp. Completes Acquisition of Duke Robotics

UAS Drone Corp. announced the completion of its acquisition of Duke Robotics, Inc., the purveyor of an innovative military UAS drone with advanced stabilization technology, pursuant to which Duke Robotics became a wholly-owned subsidiary of UAS Drone Corp. The combined company will focus on Duke Robotics’ business, expanding its presence

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UAS Drone Corp. Completes Acquisition of Duke Robotics Inc

UAS Drone Corp. (OTC: USDR) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Duke Robotics, Inc., the purveyor of an innovative military UAS drone with advanced stabilization technology, pursuant to which Duke Robotics became a wholly-owned subsidiary of UAS Drone Corp. The combined company will focus on Duke Robotics’ business,

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Philippines Expect Delivery of Final Six Hermes 900

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) revealed in its latest ‘Lead One Today’ quarterly e-newsletter that it is expecting delivery this year of the final six of nine Hermes 900 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) it ordered from Israel’s Elbit Systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR]

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Kratos Gets $46M US Army Directed Energy Award

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that the Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Division has been awarded a $46 million Other Transaction for Prototype Agreement (pOTA) to support the U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO). The new award has a three year period

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US Army Selects Eight C-UAS Systems for Joint Force

Following an Army-led assessment, the Defense Department will be narrowing the number of different counter-small unmanned aircraft system solutions deployed by the joint force from about 40 to eight. In November, the defense secretary delegated the Army to lead an effort to reduce redundancy in the development and fielding of

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GA-ASI Demonstrates Automatic Takeoff and Landing Enhancements

As part of the ongoing U.S. Air Force contract for MQ-9A Reaper modernization, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) demonstrated three expanded Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) enhancements that provide the MQ-9A with a dramatic increase in operational flexibility. One enhancement enables the MQ-9A to land at an alternate

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Azerbaijan to Buy Turkish Drones

The Azerbaijani government announced on that it would purchase unmanned aerial combat vehicles from Turkey after receiving approval from its parliament. Speaking to a local TV broadcaster about the purchase of new weapons and military vehicles for the armed forces, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov said his country sought

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US Air Force Video Outlining its Skyborg Programme

The U.S. Air Force has released a slick new video regarding its Skyborg program, which is developing a suite of systems that will form an artificial intelligence-driven “computer brain” capable of flying networked “loyal wingman” type drones and fully autonomous unmanned combat air vehicles, or UCAVs. The video offers new

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Australia Commits Funds for One Additional Triton

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the Australian government’s decision to provide funding for an additional three of their planned six MQ-4C Tritons and associated ground mission control stations. The MQ-4C Triton is a cooperative development program between the Royal Australian Air Force and the U.S. Navy, and provides a round-the-clock maritime

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GA-ASI Gets $27M US Navy Reaper Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, is awarded a $26,866,441 firm-fixed-price contract that procures two MQ-9A Reaper unmanned air systems (UAS); one dual control mobile ground control station; one modular data center; and one mobile ground control station for Group 5 UAS intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services/persistent strike efforts.

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Russia to Deploy Drones to Air Base in Kyrgyzstan

Two Orlan-10 multi-purpose drones will arrive for Russia’s Kant air base in Kyrgyzstan by the end of 2020, the press office of the Central Military District reported. Russia’s Central Military District Commander Colonel-General Alexander Lapin announced on February 27 that a squad of short- and medium-range unmanned aerial vehicles had

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Australia to buy additional Triton surveillance UAV

Canberra, Australia (SPX) Jun 21, 2020 –

Northrop Grumman has announced the Australian government’s decision to provide funding for an additional three of their planned six MQ-4C Tritons and associated ground mission control stations.

The MQ-4C Triton is a cooperative development program between the Royal Australian Air Force and the U.S. Navy,

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New research leads to Army drones changing shape mid-flight

Aberdeen Proving Ground MD (SPX) Jun 19, 2020 –

Soon, the U.S. Army will be able to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight, according to new research presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition’s virtual event June 16.

Researchers with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s

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Drone Strikes in Popular Culture: Eye in the Sky

Examining how popular culture discusses and presents drone warfare is increasingly important today, as public understanding of drone warfare is developed through movies, novels, TV and other cultural forms as much as it is through more traditional news media. Popular culture representation of drone warfare helps to circulate and amplify

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AeroDefense Partners with US Air Force to Develop Rapid Deploy Drone Detection

AeroDefense, provider of drone detection technology that detects and locates drones and pilots simultaneously, announced plans to develop a rapidly deployable and ruggedized drone detection system with the United States Air Force (USAF). AeroDefense contracted with Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s 621st Contingency Response Squadron (CRS) and 87th Security Forces Squadron (SFS)

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US Army Drones Could Change Shape Mid-Flight

Soon, the U.S. Army will be able to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight, according to new research presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition’s virtual event June 16. Researchers with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory and Texas A&M University

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