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DroneShield evaluation by the United States Department of Defense

Droneshield has today released an ASX announcement with regards to its evaluation by the United States Department of Defense. The announcement is as follows: DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise the market that the U.S. Department of Defense Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort

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US Navy Cargo UAS Experiment

The United States Navy desires the capability to autonomously deliver cargo with an unmanned aerial system (UAS) between shore-to-ship, ship-to-ship, and ship-to-shore. During the week of 25 March 2019, the Navy will hold a limited objective experiment to identify and evaluate solutions to address this need. The objective of this

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Lockheed Martin Tests New M-SHORAD Future Interceptor

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control on 14 November conducted a successful initial ballistic flight test of its new M-SHORAD Future Interceptor from a Stryker Manoeuvre SHORAD Launcher (MSL) at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The M-SHORAD Future Interceptor leverages Lockheed Martin and government technology investment in

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Spitfire Symphony

 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II. Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft.

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GA-ASI Gets $27M MQ-9 French Air Force Logistics Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $26,718,824 option (002620) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-15-G-4040) for MQ-9 contractor logistics support phase three. The contractor will provide an additional period of contractor logistics support for the French Air Force. Work will be performed in Poway, California,

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General Atomics tapped for French MQ-9 drone support

Washington DC (UPI) Dec 05, 2018 –

The Air Force has awarded General Atomics $26.7 million for French air force MQ-9 logistics services.

The work comes after an option on a previously awarded contract was exercised, and announced on Tuesday by the Department of Defense. The contract falls under Foreign Military Sales

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Sagetech Demos Micro-Mode 5 Transponder for NATO Small Drones

Sagetech Corporation, a maker of certified UAV avionics, this month demonstrated NATO Mode 5 encrypted interrogations/replies with a device weighing less than 6 ounces. The MX12B is an aviation transponder that enables small unmanned aircraft to interoperate in NATO military airspace, at minimal weight-cost. The event was hosted at a

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Northrop Grumman and Martin UAV Team for US Army FTUAS

Martin UAV and Northrop Grumman Technology Services (NGTS) have entered into a teaming agreement to bring the world’s first ducted fan vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tactical UAS (TUAS), the “V-BAT”, to the United States Army. In concert with the Army’s renewed focus on rapid innovation and deployment of truly

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Bankrupt Piaggio Aero Loses Only Client

Europe’s only commercial maker of military drones, Italy-based Piaggio Aerospace, has lost its sole customer after going into bankruptcy in a setback for Italian ambitions to challenge U.S. and Israeli firms in a fast growing industry. Piaggio, a unit of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign fund Mubadala, competes with firms such as

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Troops in West Russia to Get Five Orlan-10 Drones by Yearend

Troops in Russia’s Western Military District will be reinforced with Orlan-10 multifunctional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems by the end of the year, the District’s press office reported.“Five Orlan-10 multifunctional drones will become operational in the units of unmanned aerial vehicles of the Western Military District by the end of

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Russian Drones Can Jam Cellphones 60 Miles Away

Russia’s Defense Ministry announced that the nation had extended the range on its drone-carried jammers to 100 km, or over 60 miles. Drones as a platform for, and not just the target of, electronic warfare means that the sight of a flying robot overhead could signal incoming strikes as well

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Liteye and Northrop Grumman Demonstrate Mobile, Networked, Electronic and Kinetic Capabilities to Counter Unmanned Threat Systems

Liteye Systems Inc., a supplier of Counter Unmanned Systems to the U.S. Department of Defense, participated in the U.S. Army’s MFIX (Manoeuvre and Fires Integration Exercise) event at Ft. Sill, OK, this November. Together with Northrop Grumman’s M230LF, 30 x 113mm Bushmaster Chain Gun; Liteye’s counter UAS Defense System (known

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French MQ-9 Reaper Crashes on Return from Mali

A medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) MQ-9 Reaper drone of the French Air Force crashed near Niamey, Niger, on November 17, 2018. The UAV was on its way back from a mission in Mali. According to the French Army Staff, the drone crashed in a desert area near the Niamey Air Base

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Sagetech MX12B Friend or Foe? Micro-Mode 5 for NATO Small Drones

Sagetech Corporation, a maker of certified UAV avionics, this month demonstrated NATO Mode 5 encrypted interrogations/replies with a device weighing less than 6 ounces. The MX12B is an aviation transponder that enables small unmanned aircraft to interoperate in NATO military airspace, at minimal weight-cost. The event was hosted at a

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UTC Develops World’s Highest Resolution SWIR Camera

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has delivered four high-resolution shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras to the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). These will be part of a unique payload for the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial system (UAS). Under a contract with the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), UTC Aerospace

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RAAF uses Drone to Evaluate C-17A Globemaster

The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) No 36 Squadron has introduced a DJI Phantom 4 drone to support the Home Station Check on the service’s C-17A Globemaster military transport aircraft. Home Station Check is a routine servicing conducted on each Globemaster transport aircraft after every six months. The drone is

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US Marine Corps Procures InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1

InstantEye Robotics has announced that it has secured a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in support of PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Program Office, to field 32 InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1 SUAS systems (64 aircraft). This procurement is being executed in support

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US Navy Wants to License Tube-Launched Drone

Meet the Nomad. It travels well in a launch tube, a pair of rotors folded neatly along its long chassis, waiting to take flight. The unique design of this 3-foot-long unmanned aerial vehicle features counter-rotating coaxial rotors, which are pulled into place by torsion springs after being launched from its

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DroneShield Participates in British Army Autonomous Warrior 2018

DroneShield Limited has advised its participation in The British Army’s Army Warfighting Experiment (Autonomous Warrior) 2018. The British Army has launched this four-week exercise, with a Battlegroup from the 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom) providing the exercising troops and taking responsibility of command and control. British soldiers will

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Army Starts Biggest Military Robot Exercise in British History

British troops will begin testing out over 70 examples of futuristic technology including enhanced surveillance drones and unmanned vehicles on the fields of Salisbury Plain, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The game-changing Autonomous Warrior experiment will last four weeks and test a range of prototype unmanned aerial and autonomous

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Divine Eagle UAV Spotted at China’s Malan Airbase

Commercial satellite imagery captured on 9 November 2018 shows that a Divine Eagle high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been deployed to Malan airbase in China’s northwestern autonomous region of Xinjiang, suggesting that the platform may have entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The

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65 Years of the Thunderbirds

 For 65 years, the Thunderbirds have defined aircraft precision excellence. For 35 years, the F-16 has helped define the legacy of the premiere flight demonstration team. Without a doubt, the Thunderbirds will continue to demonstrate the pride, precision, and professionalism of the Air Force, soaring through the skies, pulling

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German Army Evaluates the Trinity UAV

For many years now, the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition (WTD 91), based in Meppen in the northwest of Germany, has been testing such unmanned aerial vehicles for the wealth of deployment scenarios for unmanned aerial vehicles in the Bundeswehr. The WTD 91 has recently been equipped with

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