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Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works’ Secretive ‘Speed Racer’ Program

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works advanced projects bureau has officially revealed the design of its Speed Racer air vehicle. A computer-generated segment appeared in a video promoting Lockheed Martin’s StarDrive digital environment released ahead of the Air Force Associations’ 2021 Virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium. The missile-shaped unmanned system is ostensibly intended

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UAE Army to Buy Chinese Golden Eagle CR500 VTOL UAVs

Back in November 2020, China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO) announced that its Golden Eagle CR500 vertical take-off and landing UAV had completed final inspections and been cleared for delivery to an undisclosed costumer. An anonymous source at IDEX revealed that the UAE army plans to buy a bunch

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Navy tests aerial logistics drone on USS Gerald Ford

Washington DC (UPI) Feb 23, 2021 –

Naval Air Force Atlantic tested a long-range aerial drone last weekend, the Navy announced.

The long-range cargo transport, dubbed Blue Water UAS, is designed to operate with Naval Forces that typically operate in heavy winds over open water and require aircraft to land on vessels

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Smooth touchdown: novel camera-based system for automated landing of drone on a fixed spot

Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Feb 24, 2021 –

Initially earmarked for covert military operations, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones have since gained tremendous popularity, which has broadened the scope of their use. In fact, “remote pilot” drones have been largely replaced by “autonomous” drones for applications in various fields. One such

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Military, industry executives, government and researchers from across the globe are set to attend Counter-UAS

New York NY (SPX) Feb 26, 2021 –

The Counter-UAS Online Summit will provide a forum for military leaders, program executive officers, industry executives, academics and researchers to focus on CUAS operations across the US Military, Federal Government, Critical Infrastructure, public sector, and other soft target areas.

The event will take place

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Georgia Develops Surveillance and Strike UAS

Tbilisi-based aviation plant TbilAviaMsheni (TAM) is developing Georgia’s first surveillance and strike unmanned aircraft system – the”T-31″ drone project for various military missions. “Two years ago, when we started working on the drone concept, it was clear to us that unmanned aerial vehicles would have promising future,” said Mr. Vazha

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AFWERX supported electric scalable aerial transport project launched

Research in Flight (RIF), Flugauto, and Auburn University have teamed up to explore thepotential of Flugauto’s aerial transport platform for disaster response and military supportmissions. With the support of AFWERX, a United States Air Force program, the three partners have recently launched phase I leveraging NASA software for the design

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Royal Marines Test Drones for Future Commando Force

The UK Royal Marines have tested “game-changer” drone technology as they develop Future Commando Force capabilities on the Cyprus shores. As the amphibious force transforms, the Littoral Response Group (Experimentation) (LRG(X)) has offered a chance for them to try out new operational concepts. Having already tested new waters, operating in

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Steadicopter expands the RUAV Black Eagle family into a comprehensive solution for homeland security, offshore and military missions

Steadicopter, a leader in the Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) industry,is expanding the applications for the Black Eagle family to include homeland security, police, offshore and military ISR missions. Exhibiting for the first time at the IDEX event, the company will highlight the capabilities of the lightweight unmanned robotic helicopter

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GA-ASI Gets $11M US Navy Reaper Support Contract

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, is awarded an $11,155,719 firm-fixed-price modification (P00012) to previously awarded contract N00019-18-C-1063. This modification exercises options to procure Group 5 Unmanned Air System (UAS) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance support for outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS) Task Force Southwest and Marine Corps operations using

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KBR Gets $93M Contract to Reinforce US Navy’s CUAS

KBR won a $92.6 million contract to perform engineering, integration and sustainment services on counter unmanned air systems (C-UAS) for the Combat Integration & Identification Systems unit within the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). This cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is a new opportunity for KBR to help

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French Armed Forces selects Airbus Survey Copter Aliaca fixed-wing drone

Paris, France (SPX) Feb 15, 2021 –

Airbus Defence and Space mini UAS subsidiary SURVEY Copter signed a contract with French DGA Armament general directorate to provide the French Navy with 11 systems, (22 aircraft), of the electrically powered fixed-wing Aliaca maritime version UAS, including training and integrated logistic support. First

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USAF plans more tests of drone-fighter plane collaborations

Washington DC (UPI) Feb 5, 2021 –

Despite disappointment in December, new tests of the “Golden Horde” weapons system of swarming drones will begin in February, the U.S. Air Force said.

An element of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Vanguard project, the system involves unmanned aerial vehicles, working as a group to

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‘All the warfare of the future’: Drones, new technology and the Integrated Review

At the beginning of March, the government will publish its long-awaited Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, known (thankfully) as ‘The Integrated Review’. It’s purpose is to “define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and the long-term strategic aims for our national

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Silent Arrow Gets US Air Force Contract

Silent Arrow has announced the United States Air Force has awarded contract FA864921P0478 entitled “Feasibility of Downsizing and Adapting Commercial Silent Arrow Cargo Delivery UAS to Meet Specific AFSOC Operational Requirements” to the company effective February 5, 2021. The contract will be executed in partnership with the Air Force Research

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Commercial 1-ton cargo delivery glider to be scaled down for expanded military operations

Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 17, 2021 –

Silent Arrow reports that the US Air Force has awarded contract FA864921P0478 entitled “Feasibility of Downsizing and Adapting Commercial Silent Arrow Cargo Delivery UAS to Meet Specific AFSOC Operational Requirements” to the company effective February 5, 2021. The contract will be executed in

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Martin UAV demonstrates their upgraded V-BAT at the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment

Martin UAV, a leading advanced aviation technology manufacturer in the United States today announced its selection and further participation in the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) which assesses advanced technologies in support of the U.S. Army modernization efforts, including the Army’s six modernization priorities. AEWE is taking place Feb. 5

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French Army Orders More NOVADEM NX70 Drones

Aix-en-Provence-based NOVADEM, has received at the end of 2020, from the France’s Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) a new order for about fifty more micro-drones NX70. This is the third order in two years and proves, once again, the confidence existing between the French Ministry of Army and NOVADEM. Since the

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Silent Arrow® Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract

Commercially Successful 1-Ton Cargo Delivery Glider to be Scaled Down for Expanded Military Operations. Silent Arrow today announced the United States Air Force has awarded contract FA864921P0478 entitled “Feasibility of Downsizing and Adapting Commercial Silent Arrow® Cargo Delivery UAS to Meet Specific AFSOC Operational Requirements” to the company effective February

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Army SBIR test results indicate the FPS is the most silent propulsion method in the skies

Jetoptera has conducted a series of tests to measure the noise signature of its patented 200 lbf- class Fluidic Propulsive System (FPS™) thrust augmentors as a subcontractor to Paragrine Systems, under a United States Department of Defense-funded research collaboration. The testing compared the Jetoptera FPS™ to a conventional reciprocating engine-driven

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Russia Completes Testing of New Drone-Hunting UAV

Russia has been a relatively late entry in the field of modern unmanned aerial vehicles for military use. However, engineers from major defence firms are now working on a range of projects, including a heavy drone bomber, long-and-medium range reconnaissance UAVs, and smaller systems for local recon and defence. Russian

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Skydio Selected for Final Integration in the US Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance Program

Skydio has announced the U.S. Army elected to continue with the Skydio X2D SRR system to complete remaining integration and documentation requirements within the Other Transaction Agreement Prototype Phase. The SRR program, managed by the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aviation’s Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PM UAS)

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Kazakhstan’s ‘Shagala’ Drone Completes Test Flights

Test flights of the new ‘Shagala’ reconnaissance unmanned aircraft system have taken place . The UAV was developed by military scientists of the National Defense University named after the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy (NDU). The practice of using UAVs in modern military conflicts has proven

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