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UK Royal Navy’s Project Vampire – a Low-Cost, Fixed-Wing UAV

The UK Royal Navy (RN) is moving forward with plans to procure a low-cost fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as an initial increment of its Future Maritime Aviation Force (FMAF). Dubbed Project Vampire, the acquisition aims to assess uncrewed or autonomous air systems for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, electromagnetic operations,

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Aerovironment introduces Switchblade 300 sensor to shooter kit

Sensor to Shooter (S2S) enables instantaneous machine-to-machine transfer of target coordinates from AeroVironment’s small unmanned aircraft systems to Switchblade 300 loitering missile systems S2S software securely relays mission-critical, real-time video and flight telemetry data, reducing engagement timelines and operator cognitive load Switchblade 300 Sensor to Shooter Kit enables users to

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Ukraine Strike Drone Project

The Piwdiennie Design Bureau (ukr. КБ Південне) presented the project of a duck-based attack drone, armed with precision ammunition. Both systems are currently being developed by a Kiev-based company with extensive experience in the field of missile weapons and space systems. In the package of materials presenting the achievements of

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First Customer for Leonardo’s Mirach 100/5 V2 Target Drone

A contract for 10 drones is the first for the Mirach 100/5 V2, which features new engines, advanced new avionics and enhanced reliability. The Mirach 100/5 V2 will accurately simulate hostile aircraft and incoming missiles during training exercises, allowing Armed Forces to train with radars and weapon systems in realistic

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Joby’s Second Prototype Gets FAA and USAF Airworthiness Approvals

California-based Joby Aviation’s second pre-production prototype aircraft has been granted airworthiness approvals. In December 2021, both the US Air Force (USAF) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave the Special Airworthiness Certificate and airworthiness approval, respectively, for the aircraft. The new addition and approvals increase the capacity for the flight

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Taking flight with new opportunities

By Captain Mark Beretta When he was looking for something different to his bar job, Blacktown’s Mitchell Yates had no idea he’d end up piloting some of the Australian Army’s latest Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Bombardier Yates joined the Army Reserve in 2016 and is now a member of the

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Volansi and Sierra Nevada Corporation Partner for US Army Future Tactical Systems Program

Volansi, the Silicon Valley-based autonomous drone logistics company and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace national security company, announced a teaming agreement and partnership in support of the Army Future Tactical Unmanned Systems Increment 2 (FTUAS) Program. Based off Volansi’s design of a commercial unmanned aircraft and

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Raytheon Demonstrates Coyote C-UAS Effectiveness

Raytheon released new footage showing 4×4 M-ATV-based and fixed palletized launch systems firing Block 2+ Coyote drones, which then defeat a variety of fixed-wing unmanned vehicles at different altitudes.  In partnership with the U.S. Army’s Integrated Fires and Rapid Capabilities Office, Raytheon Missiles & Defense successfully showcased several counter-unmanned

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Neuron leverages the Hedera Network for drone radar system in UK Government-sponsored trial

Neuron, a leader in aviation technology and air traffic critical national infrastructure, has leveraged the Hedera network, the most used, sustainable, enterprise-grade public ledger for the decentralized economy, in a UK government-sponsored trial to demonstrate the capability to safely track the movements of military, enterprise, and government drones once out

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Neuron Leverages the Hedera Network for Drone Radar System in UK Government Sponsored Trial

Neuron, a supplier of aviation technology and air traffic critical national infrastructure, has leveraged the Hedera network, the most used, sustainable, enterprise-grade public ledger for the decentralized economy, in a UK government-sponsored trial to demonstrate the capability to safely track the movements of military, enterprise, and government drones once out

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Raytheon Gets $23M Multi-Spectral Targeting System Contract

Raytheon Technologies Corp. recently secured a contract to procure multi-spectral targeting systems (MTS) for the U.S. Navy Triton unmanned aircraft system and for the Royal Australian Air Force. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, IN awarded the deal. Details of the Deal Valued at $23.2 million, this contract aims to

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Video of Repelled Drone Attack on US Base in Iraq

 Footage has surfaced online reportedly showing the moments at which two ‘suicide drones’ were shot down in Iraq. A burst of 20mm cannon fire from a Centurion Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar, or C-RAM, system brings down one of the small unmanned aircraft, while the other is destroyed by a

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Poland Approves Long-Awaited Contract for Mini Drones

Poland has approved a contract for the procurement of mini unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) under the country’s Wizjer program. The Wizjer program was scheduled to identify drones for the military in 2016 but got delayed. Delivery of the systems is now expected to take place between 2024 and 2027. Polish

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Kratos Gets $50M Contract for 65 Production BQM-177A Aerial Target Drones from US Navy

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that, following the Government announcement, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS) has been awarded a $50,917,490 contract modification (P00007) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N0001920C0075). This modification exercises an option to procure 65 BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Targets, 50 for the Navy, seven for

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UK-Based Inzpire Limited awarded a contract to deliver ISR training to the Latvian Air Force

Inzpire Limited has been awarded a contract to deliver a five-week-long unmanned air systems (UAS) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) course to personnel from the Latvian Air Force in support of the nation’s procurement of a new ISR platform. Training experts Inzpire’s ISR Division will travel to Latvia to

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General Atomics Gets $23M MQ-9 USAF Support Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $22,569,883 modification (P00020) to previously awarded contract FA8620-20-C-2009 for MQ-9 contractor logistics support. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022. This contract involves 100% Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to

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Skyborg: AI control of military drones begins to take off

The influential State of AI Report 2021, published in October, makes the alarming observation that the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) for military purposes is now moving from research into the production phase. The report highlights three indicators which it argues shows this development, one of which is the

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US Air Force’s Hypersonic Weapon Third Test Fails

The U.S. Air Force has failed for a third time to conduct a successful test of the rocket booster on a prototype AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon hypersonic missile, or ARRW. This can only add to the palatable frustration within the service, as well as elsewhere in the U.S. military

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MQ-4C Triton Returns from Pacific Theater

The US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived in Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, following its initial deployment in the Pacific theater. This air vehicle was one of two MQ-4C Triton UAS that operated from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, after completing their first rotational deployment to Japan

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US Navy Launches MQ-25 from Carrier

The US Navy completed an Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration (UCAD) of its MQ-25 unmanned air system prototype in December aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), laying the groundwork for future carrier-based UAS operations. The government team, along with industry partners Boeing and Lockheed Martin, conducted a demonstration aboard the carrier

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Australia’s First MQ-4C Triton Takes Shape

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently completed a significant milestone in the production of Australia’s first MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) aircraft when the aircraft fuselage was mounted onto Triton’s unique one-piece wing. Once completed and delivered, Triton’s powerful payload and endurance will provide the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with the

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