Tagged: Military

Northrop Grumman Gets $4.8B USAF Global Hawk Development Contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $4,800,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Hawk development, modernization, retrofit and sustainment activities for all Air Force Global Hawk variants. This contract provides for management, including program, business and technical areas; engineering efforts, including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability

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Indian Navy Inducts Two Sea Guardians on Lease

In a sign of growing closeness between India and the United States amid conflict with China, the Indian Navy has inducted two Sea Guardian drones from an American firm on lease for carrying out surveillance in the Indian Ocean Region and which can also be deployed along the Line of

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Lockheed D-21 Mach 3 Drone

In the 1960s, Lockheed engineer Kelly Johnson was given an almost impossible task by the U.S. Air Force and CIA. He needed to create a spy drone with range, speed, and altitude capabilities that could match the supersonic A-12. The hope was that Lockheed’s Skunk Works team could build an

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Martin UAV Advances to Mi2 Expeditionary UAS Tech Demo

The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) AIRWorks has selected Martin UAV to participate in the Mi2 Technology Demonstration live event at the Yuma Proving Grounds between Nov. 30 and Dec. 18, 2020. The Tech Demo is the second phase of the Mi2 Challenge intended to accelerate the

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Philippine Navy Gets Eight ScanEagles

Representatives of the United States Embassy in Manila and the Joint US Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) led the delivery of a Php710 million ($14.79 million) ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to the Philippine Navy to boost the country’s maritime domain awareness and border security capabilities. In a ceremony at the

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Terra Drone Completes Investment in Slovenia’s C-Astral

Terra Drone Corporation has completed its investment on Slovenia-based drone manufacturer and integrator, C-Astral Aerospace. C-Astral specializes in the manufacturing high-productivity and high-endurance fixed-wing small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with a global portfolio of more than 10 years in the commercial, surveying, military and security markets. Toru Tokushige, CEO of

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China uses Drones to Guide Helicopter Missile Strike

A drone was used to guide a helicopter to conduct beyond visual range (BVR) strike at sea during a live-fire drill by an army aviation brigade under the PLA 71st Group Army recently. All targets were accurately hit under the harsh conditions of dense fog. In the past, the helicopter

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Iran’s New Sea Base Warship Carries Drones

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has unveiled an unorthodox new multirole warship that it says is armed with anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles and is capable of carrying helicopters, drones, and fast attack boats. Described by local media sources as an “oceangoing warship capable of carrying aircraft,” the Shahid Roudaki is

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KARGU Rotary Wing Attack Drone

KARGU® is a rotary wing attack drone that has been designed for asymmetric warfare or anti-terrorist operations. It can be carried by a single personnel in both autonomous and manual modes. KARGU® can be effectively used against static or moving targets through its indigenous and real-time image processing capabilities and

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Sub Delivery Used Skyfront’s Control Handoff Capability

The long-endurance hybrid-electric Skyfront Perimeter drone was recently used to perform the first ship-to-submarine delivery via small unmanned aircraft. During the historic flight, the Perimeter took off from a moving surface vessel and delivered supplies to the crew of the ballistic missile submarine, in a quick and cost-effective way to

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Airspace assessment (UAM) and a Military perspective of U-space

A European Network of U-space Demonstrators webinar WHEN 19 November 2020 11:00 – 12:30 Register Add to calendar Current restrictions imposed across Europe due to COVID-19 have resulted in an enhanced need to deliver medical equipment quickly between hospitals, monitor movement of people in cities under restrictions, and limit tasks

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France Wants Electronic Warfare Payload for mUAS

France has kicked off a programme to develop an electronic warfare payload for a mini unmanned aerial vehicle. The French Ministry of Defense is looking for a payload, or payloads, that will be able to detect, locate, and identify radio communications transmitters, as well as potentially jam them. The project’s

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Ukraine Unveils First Domestic Combat Drone

Kyiv-based Luch Design Bureau last week unveiled its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) project, the Sokil-300 (Falcon-300), a strike drone slated to be the first designed and produced exclusively in Ukraine. The opening presentation at the Vizar missile plant outside Kyiv featured a full-size model of the combat-ready UAS. Chief designer,

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Fortem Technologies Announces Formation of Government Advisory Board

Fortem Technologies, Inc., the leader in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, announced today the formation of a Government Advisory Board composed of former military, intelligence, and federal government executives across civilian, defense, and intelligence sectors. The Government Advisory Board will provide strategic insights to help

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MTSU and Tennessee Air National Guard to Partner on Unmanned Aircraft Research

Leaders with Middle Tennessee State University and the 118th Wing of the Tennessee Army National Guard signed an agreement, on Nov. 3, to collaborate in several areas, notably in research of unmanned aircraft systems operations and computer science. The memorandum of understanding signed by MTSU Provost Mark Byrnes, Tennessee Adjutant

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Autonomous Drone Maker Skydio Appoints New VP of Channel and Alliances adds New Sales Executives to The Federal Sales Team

Skydio appoints Industry and Military Veterans Trent Hall as VP of Channel & Alliances, and Federal Sales team additions Sai Williams and Ron Bellavia as Federal Account Managers, and Dylan Hamm as Solution Engineer Redwood City, Calif. — Skydio, the leading US drone company and world leader in autonomous flight,

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DroneOptID – AI Detection of Improvised Threats

DroneShield and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have produced next generation drone technology to better identify threats from off-the-shelf unmanned aerial systems carrying a ‘payload’ of explosives or biological material, flown by terrorists or enemy armed forces into a crowded building or military base. In a partnership funded by

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Pentagon to Test Industry’s Counter-Drone Tech

Beginning early next year, the Pentagon will host the first opportunity for industry to demonstrate counter-drone technology aimed at small systems, the next step in a plan to test out new capabilities twice a year at common test ranges, according to Army officials in charge of the effort. Pentagon

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Easy Aerial Portable Autonomous Drone in a Box

Easy Aerial, a Brooklyn based provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions for government, public safety, military, and commercial applications, launched its latest system, the Smart Aerial Monitoring System, SAMS-T-MINI. The SAMS-T-MINI is a very compact and portable tethered drone in a box designed for mission-critical, on the move operations. It

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Taiwan’s Teng Yun Drones Spotted at Taitung Airbase

Two domestically produced Teng Yun unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were spotted on Thursday (Nov. 5) at Chihhang (志航) Air Force Base in Taitung. The drones are being developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST). Extensive testing started in early October, including flight endurance and night time

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Elistair Unveils Long-Endurance Orion 2 Tethered Drone

Elistair, a provider of tethered drone solutions, has announced the development of its new Orion 2 tethered unmanned system for military, government, and industry users. Unlike other multi-rotor drones, the Orion 2 hexacopter delivers round-the-clock surveillance for up to 24 hours at a time, making it a true persistent surveillance

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Pentagon to Build a C-UAS School

The Pentagon has identified a lack of institutionalised training when it comes to defeating drone threats and is developing a common regimen across the joint force, according to an official with a new office dedicated to countering small unmanned aircraft systems. The gap was identified during an assessment completed earlier

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