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Martin UAV Wins New Contracts

After advancing to the next round in the US Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (FTUAS) development contest, Martin UAV has won several other contracts for its V-Bat, a vertical-takeoff-and-landing, tail-sitting unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The company is currently negotiating a research, development, test, and evaluation contract with the US Navy

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RQ-7BV2 Shadow Crashes Near Fort Huachuca

An unmanned aircraft system flying in Fort Huachuca’s restricted military airspace crashed early this afternoon. The RQ-7BV2 Shadow UAS was on a training flight when it experienced an engine failure at around 2:40 p.m., according to a press release from Fort Huachuca. The UAS deployed its emergency parachute and crash

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Australia Equips Hydrographic Survey Vessel with ScanEagle

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has equipped its lead Leeuwin-class hydrographic survey ship with the ScanEagle unmanned aerial system. A launcher for the ScanEagle and its associated Skyhook retrieval system were installed on the ship’s flight deck in August, a representative from the RAN’s 822X Squadron told Jane’s at

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Actuating Enclosure for Deploying Drones from Moving Vehicles

A group of U.S. Army engineers have invented a mechanical box that can house a quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on top of a normal ground vehicle for instant deployment. The new invention, which can streamline military and commercial drone operations, was first made public through a patent application published

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Galaxy Unmanned Systems selected for Army airship SBIR

FORT WORTH, Tx — Galaxy Unmanned Systems LLC’s proposal for an aerostat/airship hybrid has been selected for a potential Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the U.S. Army. If awarded in early 2020, the SBIR contract calls for enhancement and augmentation of current aerostat capabilities that provide

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AVT Australia Completes Phase 2 of the Micro Gimbal

Last month, AVT Australia completed the Technology Demonstration Phase of the Micro Gimbal, which included flight and environmental test demonstrations to personnel in the Department of Defence, Defence Science & Technology Group (DST) and the Australian Army. AVT Australia demonstrated the EO ultra-zoom capability, LWIR custom core and a range

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Delair provides Ministry of Armies in UAVs Delair UX11

Delair, one of the world’s leading suppliers of mini-drones, announces it has approached several units of the French Army to supply them with Delair UX11 UAVs, systems deployed around the world. in complex industrial environments and in military and civilian security operations. The first systems were delivered at the end

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Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Damaged During Landing

The Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned air vehicle (UAV) was damaged during landing after completing its third flight on 9 October in Yuma, Arizona. The issue was caused by a malfunction of the aircraft’s provisional flight test recovery system and high surface winds, says the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in

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IMSAR Gets $7M US Navy Multi-Mode Radar Contract

U.S. Navy unmanned surveillance experts needed a synthetic aperture/ground moving target indicator (GMTI) radar for small military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from IMSAR LLC in Springville, Utah. Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, N.J., announced a $7.3 million one-year order to IMSAR

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Air Force Base Fairchild updates drone policy and procedures

Story by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey Fairchild Air Force Base has updated its small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), or drone, policy per direction of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration, banning all private use of the devices on base effective immediately. Privately owned

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Second Airbus Zephyr Crashes During Test Flight

An Airbus Zephyr high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has crashed while on a test flight in Australia, marking the second crash this year. In a statement sent to Air Force Technology Airbus confirmed the crash occurred on 28 of September. The UAS was being launched from an airstrip

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UVision to Present New Lethal Loitering System at AUSA

UVision Air Ltd. – a supplier of Loitering Munition Systems of all sizes for a variety of missions ‒ will present its new Hero-120SF configuration for the first time at AUSA. The new Hero-120SF is designed to meet the specific requirements of US military forces. The company will also highlight

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U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 tanker drone completes first test flight

Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2019 –

The U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft successfully completed its first test flight, manufacturer Boeing Co. announced this week.

The tanker drone completed its two-hour flight at its test program base at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Ill., on Thursday, the company said in

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US Trials GBU-39/B Glide Munitions with Gray Eagle

The United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command (ARSOAC), in association with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), has performed a series of complex launch trials with the Dynetics baseline and Block I variant GBU-69/B Small Glide Munitions (SGMs) from an ARSOAC MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) medium-altitude

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Enemy drone operators may soon face the power of Thor

National Harbor MD (SPX) Sep 30, 2019 –

With small unmanned aircraft systems – frequently called drones, becoming more common every day, the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, has developed a counter-swarm high power weapon that should cause those with nefarious intentions

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Tethered drones: towards the Soldier 3.0

Across the world, the Military, Public Security, Humanitarian and Intelligence Agencies are being constantly deployed. The global scene is becoming more complex and not a day goes by without the media reporting the appearance of a climate disaster, an attack, a violent demonstration or a large-scale operation. To deal with

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Elbit Gets $153M UAS Contract in Southeast Asia

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $153 million to supply an Army of a country in Southeast Asia with a comprehensive, multi-layered array of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The contract will be performed over a 22-month period. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will

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The Search for the Counterdrone ‘Silver Bullet’

When it comes to defending infrastructure, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The combined drone-and-cruise missile attack on an Aramco refinery in Saudi Arabia that took place Sept. 14 revealed limitations of the particular defenses in place, and companies that make counterdrone systems leapt at the opportunity to promise an answer

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Anduril Industries Announces Release of Counter-Drone System

Anduril Industries today launched the Interceptor drone as part of the Lattice AI cUAS (counter Unmanned Aerial System) solution to detect and interdict unmanned aircraft or autonomous drone systems. This system brings proven Anduril technology to the increasingly critical counter-done mission, providing an additional dimension of force protection for military

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