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Belarus Anti Small Drone Air Defense Missile System

Belarus has developed a new air defense missile system dubbed TRIO to fight small-size drones, the republic’s State Military and Industrial Committee said on Monday. “The new surface-to-air missile system developed by specialists of BSVT – New Technologies has been created to provide air defense for military and industrial facilities,

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GA-ASI Gets $99M US Army Gray Eagle Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $99,020,937 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for performance based logistics support services for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System. One bid was solicited via the internet with one bid received. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date

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Gatwick Drone Attack was Possibly an Inside Job

The drone attack that caused chaos at Gatwick before Christmas was carried out by someone with knowledge of the airport’s operational procedures, the airport has said. A Gatwick chief told BBC Panorama the drone’s pilot “seemed to be able to see what was happening on the runway”. Sussex Police told

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Oklahoma to be Future Home of XQ-58A Valkyrie

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has announced on 17 April that Oklahoma will be the future home of the XQ-58A Valkyrie long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The XQ-58A Valkyrie, a runway independent UAV capable of long-range flights at high-subsonic speeds developed in partnership with the Air Force

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US Marines to Retrofit Kaman K-Max Helicopters

The US Marine Corps (USMC) plans to retrofit its two Kaman K-Max helicopters with additional autonomous capabilities to further cargo delivery experimentation with the aircraft. The USMC’s first experiment with the K-Max was in Afghanistan in 2011, where the helicopter completed the service’s first unmanned air vehicle (UAV) cargo delivery

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US Navy Expands MQ-8C Fire Scout Capability

The US Navy (USN) is continuing to evolve the MQ-8C variant of the Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (VTOL UAV), service officials told Jane’s . Capability is currently spread across the two variants of the Fire Scout – the Schweizer 333-derived MQ-8B and the Bell 407-based

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Korean Army Forensic Probe System to Track Intruders

South Korea’s Army has recently established a new forensic investigation system to counter the illicit use of commercial drones for infiltrating and filming military installations. The armed service’s Central Investigation Group introduced the system for the detailed analysis of crimes and accidents involving drones. It has also started to use

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2017 Watchkeeper Crash Report Published

A British Army Watchkeeper drone stalled itself and crashed into the sea on a bad weather flight test, military investigators have said – though most of the wreckage was never found. The unmanned aircraft, tail number WK042, fell from the sky in February 2017 while trialling a new ice detection

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Gray Eagle Model Featured in New Army Museum

A one-fifth-scale model of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) now hangs from the ceiling of the new National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA). The model was donated by Gray Eagle developer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and follows the $50,000 cash donation the company

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Citadel Defense Launches Anti-Drone Solution

After over 6 months of extensive government and military testing, Citadel Defense Company is announcing the official launch of their counter drone solution, Titan, at a time where the potential safety and security threats posed by drones has never been higher. Designed and developed alongside U.S. warfighters and security experts,

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Dog-Mounted Drone Launcher on Show

The French SSI Groupe is preparing to release to market its latest generation in K9 Vision Systems to support military working dogs in special operations. Speaking to MONCh at the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) at Camp de Souge, France on 2nd April, company officials explained how Version

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IMSAR’s NSP-5 Radar Moving into Production for a Navy & Marine Corps Small Tactical UAS Program of Record as AN/DPY-2()

IMSAR LLC is pleased to announce its NSP-5 radar system is configured for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. It is in production to deliver Mission Kits to the RQ-21A Blackjack Program of Record operated by the United States Marine Corps. The payload project, named “Split Aces,” is a Synthetic Aperture/Ground Moving Target

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Collins Aerospace Unveils $50M Electric Power Systems Lab

Collins Aerospace Systems executives revealed plans for The Grid—the industry’s most advanced electric power systems lab. Collins Aerospace will use the high-power, high-voltage lab to design and test systems like high-power generators for the next generation of more electric aircraft, including commercial, military, business aviation, UAV and urban air mobility

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Northrop Grumman Gets $7M US Navy MQ-4C Triton Contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $7,241,880 advance acquisition contract modification (P00002) to a previously awarded cost-reimbursable contract (N00019-18-C-1028). This modification extends the period of performance and provides additional funding to procure long lead components, material, parts and associated efforts required to maintain the

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Top 5 Navy Laser Weapon Systems

Across the world, armed forces have been developing navy laser weapon systems to use in battle. For example, the US Navy’s HELIOS system has high energy, intelligence and counter-UAV capabilities; while Russia claims its Filin 5P-42 can disorientate an enemy and induce vomiting. What are the top navy laser weapon

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Oshkosh Highlights – EAA AirVenture 2018

This video features some highlights of EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh. It includes massive warbird formations, a rare pair of F7F Tigercats, T-6 Texans, a tribute to 100 years of the Royal Air Force, Honeywell’s 757 flying test bed, a surprise appearance by the US Navy Blue Angels… ….the US

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Schiebel to Equip S-100 Camcopter with New Engine

Austrian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel is developing a new JP-5-powered heavy fuel engine for its S-100 Camcopter after its initial choice of heavy fuel engine failed to meet endurance requirements set by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Andrew Watson, general manager at Schiebel Pacific, confirmed to Jane’s on

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Spain Buys Two MQ-9 Block 5 Reapers

General Atomics MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper Spain plans to purchase two General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Block 5 Reapers for $34 million via the US foreign military sales process. The acquisition also provides for associated equipment, presumably ground control stations, spares and support equipment. The unmanned air vehicles are expected

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Iraq Unveils Indigenous UAV

Iraq’s State Company for Military Industries (SCMI) unveiled a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during the IQDEX show held in Baghdad in March. “The UAV has [been] intensively used in the recent Iraqi security forces war against Daish,” Jalal Hussein, SCMI’s chief engineer, told Jane’s , using the Arabic acronym

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Vietnam to Acquire ScanEagles

Boeing is close to sealing a deal to sell unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Vietnam, an official from the U.S. company revealed. The sale will be supported through U.S. Foreign Military Financing and the recipient will be the Vietnamese Coast Guard, Yeong Tae Pak, Boeing’s marketing director for defense sales

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Skyborg Program Seeks Industry Input for AI initiative

The US Air Force office of Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation at the Air Force Research Laboratory is working on fielding a prototype Autonomous, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle as an Early Operational Capability as early as 2023. The program is known as Skyborg, and the SDPE office issued what is

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Textron, Martin Get $99.5M for US Army FTUAS Trials

The US Army has given Textron AAI and Martin UAV $99.5 million each to provide scout drones for testing as possible replacements for the current Shadow, the service announced. By January, six brigades will get sample drones to use in training, including high-intensity wargames at Combat Training Centers, and their

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NAVAIR Orders MQ-8C Fire Scout Weapons Studies

The US Navy’s (USN’s) aviation support arm has embarked on a series of studies examining options for the possible weaponisation of its MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) will ask Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems to investigate the addition of unspecified anti-surface weapons together with upgrades to

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General Atomics awarded $19.7M for French MQ-9 Reaper support

Washington (UPI) Mar 25, 2019 –

General Atomics has been awarded an $8.9 million contract to produce and integrate weapons on the French Air Force’s MQ-9 Block 1 aircraft.

The foreign military sale comes under an undefinitized contract action for the production and integration of the kits for the remotely piloted aircraft,

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