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French Army to Receive Patroller in 2019

The arrival of Safran’s Patroller tactical unmanned aerial system next year will provide the French army with significantly upgraded capabilities and increased performance with a lower logistics footprint for reconnaissance operations and other missions, industry and military officials said June 12. In 2016, the French government signed a contract with

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…And Another One Bites the Dust…

A British Army Watchkeeper has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five. Launched from West Wales Airport at Aberporth, it crashed in a lane close to the airstrip at around 5 pm on Thursday afternoon. Police and firefighters were called to the

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AgilePod Flies on US Air Force MQ-9

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod. The flights were a first for AgilePod on an Air Force major weapon system, and

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Headwall Integrates Hyperspectral and LiDAR on UAS

Headwall has introduced advanced sensor payloads consisting of hyperspectral sensors and LIDAR for deployment on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms. Through the fusion of spectral imaging data and 3D LIDAR output, Headwall continues to provide new capabilities for addressing critical remote sensing applications ranging from civil and military infrastructure

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Spain Orders Thales Fulmar X for Army and Navy

Spain’s Directorate-General for Armament and Material (DGAM) has awarded Thales two contracts to supply unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms to the Spanish Navy and Army. The Spanish Navy has selected the Fulmar X unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for testing and evaluation of UAS in maritime environments. In addition,

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Aeryon Partners with HAZON Solutions to Provide Next-Gen Secure Aerial Inspections

Aeryon Labs Inc, a leading manufacturer of high-performance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for military, public safety, and commercial customers, today announced its partnership with HAZON Solutions, a drone service provider focused on critical infrastructure inspections for energy and utility customers throughout North America. “As utilities learn more about the cybersecurity

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US Navy Awards $48M for Counter-UAV Systems

The US Navy has awarded over $48 million worth contract to Virginia-based Six3 Advanced Systems Inc. to support deployment of counter- unmanned aerial systems (UAS) engineering, the Department of defense announced. The “$48,634,304 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract” covers integration, installation, sustainment, and engineering services to the AIRWorks Rapid Development Capabilities Integrated Product

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US Navy Orders Protonex Fuel Cell Systems for UAV Field Trails

Ballard Power Systems announced that the Company’s subsidiary, Protonex, has received purchase orders from the U.S. Navy for a total of 13 fuel cell propulsion systems for unmanned aerial vehicles. Deliveries of the fuel cell propulsion systems are expected to occur in 2018. Protonex has supplied proton exchange membrane (PEM)

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FLIR’s Next-Gen Black Hornet

How come the military guys get to have all the fun? This tiny UAV can fly a 13mph for a mile and a quarter and to provide full surveillance, and it can even navigate in areas that don’t have GPS! Here’s the scoop from FLIR:

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR)

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Robo-Boats Swarm in the South China Sea

This video shows a swarm of 56 small, unmanned boats operating in the South China Sea. While a rudimentary demonstration, it mirrors similar exercises performed by U.S. Navy boats practicing — semi-autonomously — to defend harbours and intercept incoming vessels. The Chinese robo-boats do not appear to be armed, but

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L3 MAS Teams with IAI for Canadian RPAS Project

L3 MAS announced that it has teamed with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to form Team Artemis to offer the state-of-the-art Artemis Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), based on IAI’s Heron TP, for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program. The Artemis UAS is a mature and

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Ribbon Cutting at Pt. Mugu Naval Base for MQ-4C Triton

A historic ribbon cutting ceremony took place last Thursday morning at Naval Base Ventura County for a special surveillance system. The Unmanned Patrol Squadron One Nine (VUP-19) celebrated the base’s re-purposed, WWII-era hangar, now housing two MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles. “Today is really a historical event for the Navy,

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UMS and QinetiQ Target Systems announce partnership at CANSEC

UMS SKELDAR and QinetiQ Target Systems have partnered as part of Royal Canadian Navy UAV program Stand Details: CANSEC, Booth No. 414 Global pioneer of NATO-compliant rotary Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions, UMS SKELDAR, has joined forces with world-leading provider of unmanned air, land and

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US Air Force Starts MQ-9 Operations out of Poland

The United States and Poland have a standing relationship to address issues of regional and global security. To advance those interests, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, the air component of U.S. European Command, is operating MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Miroslawiec Air Base as a visible expression of U.S.

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US Army Issues RFI for Future Tactical UAS

The purpose of this RFI is to obtain information on industry’s ability to provide a Group II/III/IV unmanned aircraft system (UAS) which can deliver unmatched performance and is organic to manoeuvre in aviation brigade formations. The second objective is to obtain information on a Next Generation Scalable UA Mission Command

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