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Quantum Systems to cooperate with FlyTech in Israel

Quantum-Systems has announced the latest cooperation with FlyTech (Brand of F.T. Aerial Solutions LTD) in Israel. Founded by Israeli Air Force officers, FlyTech has many years of experience in handling remote-controlled aircraft. An ideal partner for Quantum-Systems. Especially FlyTech’s uncompromising professionalism, innovative thinking and service orientation were decisive aspects for

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New Company for US Army’s Elite Aviation Regiment

For the first time in nearly a decade, the U.S. Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment has added a new unit to its ranks. The creation of the additional separate company comes as the Regiment, also known as the Night Stalkers, which is best known for providing premier special

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US Army Uses New “Macbook”-Sized Tablet to Operate Multiple-Small Drones

The US Army is refining new small drone combat tactics to accommodate emerging technologies such as AI-enabled command and control, higher resolution sensors, faster computer processing, multi-drone control “tablets” and streamlined multi-drone interoperability. An Army-developed “Macbook”-size computer tablet enabling ground soldiers to control multiple drones on a single system, for

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US GAO Recommends Improvements to RPAS Operator Career Development

The Government Accountability Office Report on Air Force Pilot Promotion Rates recommends that the US Air Force review its oversight process for managing the non-operational staff positions, including those for RPA pilots, to identify opportunities to increase efficiencies. DOD concurred with this recommendation. What GAO Found The promotion rates for

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UK Watchkeeper Achieves Full Operational Capability

The British Army has declared full operational capability (FOC) for the Watchkeeper tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS), Jane’s has learned. The milestone, known as FOC 2, was “achieved on 30 November 2018”, said a senior military source, although the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) chose at the time not to

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US Army Invents 40mm Grenade That Nets Bad Drones

US Army researchers have packed a net into a 40mm grenade so they can take down enemy drones. The new invention, which was patented on Tuesday, brings high-tech engineering to the tried-and-true grenade launchers common among U.S. military and law enforcement units. Rather than launching a net outright, the grenade

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German Crews Start Heron TP Training

German air force personnel have begun training on their new Heron TP unmanned aerial vehicles at Tel Nof airbase in Israel, ahead of the planned delivery of the first example by the end of 2019. A contract for the delivery of the TP—developed by Israel Aerospace Systems—to replace Germany’s Heron

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Boeing’s Advanced F-15 Flight Tests Completed

A combined U.S. Air Force and Boeing flight test team just wrapped up nearly five years of rigorous testing on the Advanced F-15. They tested the aircraft’s systems and flight controls in Palmdale, Calif. More than 15,000 test points were covered to assure safety, quality and performance. “Take my

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USAF Thunderbirds Super Bowl LIII Flyover

 Air Force Flyover of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia. Video by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. Source: YouTube

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US Army Receives first Nano-UAS

The US Army has received approximately 60 systems nano-unmanned aerial systems as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) Program. Soldier Sensors and Lasers (SSL), Rock Island Arsenal – Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC), completed the first shipment of a new unmanned aerial system to the Warfighter. The Soldier

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Airborne Response supports National Guard and Fire Rescue exercise with drones and aerostats

Miami FL (SPX) Jan 30, 2019 –

Airborne Response, the South Florida-based provider of Mission Critical Unmanned Solutions for industry and government, completed Exercise Lightning Shield – a full-scale training exercise held on Thursday, January 24 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Airborne Response provided aerial support for the U.S. Army National Guard

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Raytheon Ship Self Defense System Destroys UAV in Test

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first-ever, live fire test of the latest generation of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS, Integrated Combat System on the Self Defense Test Ship. The test, conducted for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of the Navy’s

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Iran’s New Drone is a Converted 1940s US Jet Trainer

On Jan. 30, 2019, Iranian Air Force unveiled the Khodkar, or “automatic,” at an exhibition in Tehran to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution that toppled the Shah in 1979. By their own admission, the “domestically-built wide-body drone” is a modified T-33, which is certainly not a

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US, UK Partner in Swarm and Search AI Challenge

The US Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Brothers Institute, and University of Dayton Research Institute will release the first scenario for its “Swarm and Search AI Challenge” this week, though teams officially have until Feb. 12 to register. The challenge, which will occur concurrently with a similar challenge being conducted

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US Navy Orders Five More MQ-8C Fire Scouts

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for five additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., was awarded $55, million for modification to a previously awarded contract. This modification provides for the procurement of five MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned air systems and two lightweight fuel

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Taiwan’s Navy Test Flies Albatross in Pingtung

Taiwan’s Navy held its first ever fly-over demonstration using the locally manufactured Albatross unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the southernmost county of Pingtung Thursday, testing the remote controlled UAV’s reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities as part of a joint military operation. The drone, developed by National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and

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Eurodrone Seeks Collision-Avoidance Feature

A study commissioned by the German government recommends considering U.S. technology in a quest to make the military “Eurodrone” safe to fly alongside civilian airliners, the Defence Ministry told lawmakers. The recommendation comes from analysts at Munich-based IABG, a frequent supplier of engineering advice to the Bundeswehr, defense officials told

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Electrical Failure Caused August 2017 MQ-1 Crash

​A US Air Force MQ-1B Predator experienced an electrical failure and fell from the sky during a combat mission at an undisclosed location in the Middle East on Aug. 17, 2017, according to an investigation just released. The Predator, which was deployed to a forward operating location in the

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SRC Gets $108M US Army C-UAS Systems Order

The U.S. Army has awarded SRC Inc.of Cicero a $108 million contract to help it defeat enemy drones on the battlefield, marking one of the company’s single largest orders for the technology. SRC and Pentagon officials said the contract is for mobile systems that counter small, slow and low-flying drones

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Swedish Air Force JAS-39 Gripen Display at RIAT 2018

</ifram60 The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (English: Griffin) is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet). The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with

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FLIR acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems has acquired Canada-based Aeryon Labs, a developer of advanced UAS for the military, public safety and critical infrastructure markets, the company announced on …

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Northrop Grumman Gets $19.6M US Navy Fire Scout Contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a $19,590,756 modification (P00020) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0033). This modification provides for the procurement of software design and system integration, qualification testing, and cybersecurity activities as well as engineering services in support the MQ-8 Fire Scout Unmanned

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