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US Navy Crews Refute Pentagon’s Conclusions That UFOs Were Drones

Documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell says that crew from US Navy ships have told him the swarms of ‘at least 100′ UFOs possessed unexplainable capabilities far beyond traditional drones. According to Corbell’s sources and the Navy’s own documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), these craft’s capabilities included hovering

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Australian Army Commences Integrator UAS Training

The first Integrator Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) Pilot Course for the Australian Army is underway, with 12 students in training at Insitu Pacific’s established training facility in Brisbane. The nine-week course includes classroom lessons and simulator pilot training, culminating in practical Integrator flight training at Insitu Pacific’s flight training and

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UK Royal Air Force Cancels Project Mosquito Loyal Wingman Programme

Project Mosquito, the future uncrewed Combat Aircraft Technology Demonstration being explored by the Royal Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), will not proceed beyond the design phase. The decision, taken by mutual agreement with industry partners, follows a detailed review of the technical demonstrator and the broader Lightweight Affordable Novel

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GA-ASI Prepares ELINT and COMINT Capabilities for RIMPAC Exercise

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed a series of Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Communication Intelligence (COMINT), and Link 16 payload flight test events near Palmdale and Edwards Air Force Base in California in preparation for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 exercise. The sensors were integrated onto GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SeaGuardian®

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Leonardo DRS and RADA announce merger

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd., a provider of advanced software-defined military tactical radars, and Leonardo DRS Inc., a mid-tier defense technology provider, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge and become a combined public company. The capabilities of the two companies are expected to generate strong

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TOP GUN 2 Maverick – Behind the Scenes

Top Gun Maverick official behind-the-scenes footage starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman with Ed Harris. After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a

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Boeing Eyes Export Customers for Updated MQ-25 Stingray

Boeing said foreign partners could be potential customers for its updated MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). “Sixty-nine [platforms] is the programme of record [for the US Navy (USN)], but obviously there’s options to update this and make it do other missions and other customers might be interested,” Boeing‘s Dave

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Asension rebrand takes DEWC Systems into new era

South Australian Electronic Warfare company DEWC Systems has unveiled a new brand identity – Asension – to underscore the company’s growth and provide a clear focus for its cutting-edge products and capabilities. As a leading provider of sophisticated electronic components, sensors and systems to the Australian Defence Force, Asension has

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Pentagon Suspends Deal to Sell Four MQ-1Cs to Ukraine

The Biden administration’s plan to sell four MQ-1C Gray Eagle armable drones to Ukraine has been paused on the fear its sophisticated surveillance equipment might fall into enemy hands, according to two people familiar with the matter. The technical objection to the sale was raised during a deeper review by

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Drone strike kills three in Iraqi Kurdistan: officials

Sulaimaniyah, Iraq (AFP) June 17, 2022 –

Three people were killed on Friday in an unclaimed drone strike on a vehicle in Iraq’s autonomous northern region of Kurdistan, medical and security officials said.

The drone “targeted a civilian car” in the city of Kalar in southeastern Kurdistan, said the security source,

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Watchkeeper Crashes into Sea off Cyprus

A Watchkeeper UK Army drone costing £30 million has plunged into the sea — the seventh in the £1.2 billion programme to crash. The unmanned surveillance craft, weighing almost half a ton and with 11-metre wings, took off from a base in Cyprus. It crashed while being flown from RAF

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Romania Cancels Watchkeeper X Contract

Romania’s Defense Ministry has canceled its only tender for the acquisition of military drones, despite rising security risks in the region. Since 2020, the Ministry of National Defense has obtained the approval in the Parliament for the acquisition of 7 tactical-operational UAS class II drone systems (a total of 21

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New briefing: For Heaven’s Sake – Examining the UK’s Militarisation of Space

Drone Wars UK’s new briefing, published in collaboration with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), looks at the UK’s emerging military space programme and considers the governance, environmental, and ethical issues involved. Space based operations affect many aspects of modern life and commerce. The global economy relies heavily on

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UAV Navigation customer, Primoco UAV, receives European LUC authorization, opening the way to NATO STANAG 4703 qualification

● Primoco UAV becomes the first European fixed-wing UAV manufacturer to achieve the Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC).● UAV Navigation’s long-term client is also pursuing NATO STANAG 4703 qualification.● Thanks to this authorization Primoco UAV has executed the first successful BVLOS-flight of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in German military

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Northrop Gets US Navy MQ-4C Fatigue Test Order

Northrop Grumman has received a $40.6 million order to conduct a full-scale fatigue test and an effect-of-defect evaluation on the U.S. Navy’s Triton MQ-4C unmanned aircraft system. The company will additionally help the service branch examine system fatigue and damage tolerance of the autonomously operated system through post-test activities, the

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Hoverfly Technologies Surpasses 300 LiveSky Sales to US Government

Hoverfly Technologies Inc. has announced another order for 43 LiveSky systems for the US Army, now surpassing over 300 LiveSky tethered drones sold to the U.S. government. LiveSky is a turnkey tethered UAS platform with infinite flight time, offering on-demand persistent ISR capabilities and communications relay solutions. National defense, intelligence,

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First UAV flight operates in German military airspace after successful cooperation between German company PLATH and Czech Republic company Primoco UAV

Outstanding cooperation between German-based PLATH GmbH & Co KG and Czech Republic-based Primoco UAV demonstrated the first successful BVLOS-flight of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) under an all-European LUC while regular air traffic proceeded in the military airspace of the Bundeswehr in Manching. The versatile fixed-wing UAV Primoco One 150

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US Air Force Revives Sled Testing for Hypersonics Work

The US Air Force has demonstrated renewed capability to run a vehicle at hypersonic speed on a sled track and recover the test article, adding another means to test hypersonic technologies, according to the service’s Arnold Engineering and Development Center. In two tests since July 2021, conducted at Holloman Air

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Turkey’s Kamikaze UAV Kargı Debuts in Aegean Drill

The new Kargı kamikaze unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the Turkish defense industry was showcased for the first time as part of the EFES-2022 military drill. One of the largest planned exercises of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), the EFES-2022 field exercise is ongoing in the Seferihisar district of

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