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Small Antennas Could Bring Big Benefits to US Air Force

When it comes to military and consumer electronics, smaller is often better, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s revolutionary new antenna design is promising to make military electronics much better. Researchers at the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in partnership with Northeastern University, recently developed an ultra-compact antenna that uses

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FLIR Gets $7 M Black Hornet Australian Army Contract

FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $6.8 Million firm-fixed-price order to deliver Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) in support of the Australian Army. The units delivered under this contract will support platoon and troop level organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The Australian Army previously purchased the Black

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Otronicon! with Drones!

Home Since 2006, Otronicon has explored the science, art, technology, careers and fun behind simulation, robotics, videogames, virtual reality and digital media. Each year, multiple industry partners join Orlando Science Center...

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SRC, Inc. Wins Multiple Awards for C-UAS Technology

SRC has been awarded a $12.7M contract to provide the Air Force with Counter-UAS systems to meet an urgent requirement to detect and defeat drones. SRC also received a $10M follow-on order from the Army for electronic warfare enhancements, as well as increased engineering and field service support to previously

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178 Community makes all the difference!

On todays episode we get to catch up with Josh and Austin about some community questions, new Flite Fest details(giveaways) and some AWESOME new developments from some great community members!

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Book Review: ‘Swarm Troopers’ by David Hambling

‘Swarm Troopers’ has been around for a while, but nevertheless deserves reviewing and remains a worthwhile read and an important contribution to writing on drones and warfare. It was originally published in December 2015, yet in this fast moving field we are already beginning to see some of the

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UAVOS unmanned helicopters to operate in tropical climes

UAVOS INC. demonstrated to the representatives of the Army and the special operation forces of Indonesia an unmanned aerial complex with a gasoline-powered helicopter UVH-29E. Officials and experts from the Indonesian Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), the National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia (Basarnas), the National Agency for Combating

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HAZON Solutions – Crisis Response Lessons Learned

After sending crisis response teams to two separate hurricane response efforts in Texas and Florida, HAZON Solutions has taken a brief operational pause to reconstitute our teams and catalog our lessons learned (a habit formed through decades of flying in the US Navy). This process is fundamental to our continual

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Leonardo DRS Gets $42M US Army C-UAS Contract

Leonardo DRS has been awarded a production contract from the U.S. Army, under an urgent operational need, to develop a comprehensive counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability to protect soldiers from enemy drones. This contract follows an earlier award for similar prototype capabilities, and is worth up to $42 million. Leonardo

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US Air Force Breaking Barriers Since 1947

Since its inception in 1947, the US Air Force has consistently broken barriers as an element of the finest joint warfighting team on the planet, and its Airmen have refined its mission through innovation and teamwork. This video is one of 10 videos for the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary. The

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General Atomics Reveals MQ-25 Drone Tanker Design

The four companies competing to build the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray aircraft carrier-based drone tanker gotten the final request for proposals from the service, though the exact specifics have yet to become public. At the same time, General Atomics has become the first of the firms to show both concept

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GA-ASI Transitions to an All Gray Eagle ER Production Line for US Army

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) officially transitioned its production line from the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to its new long-range variant, the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range following the completion of the last contracted MQ-1C aircraft. GA-ASI’s investment in airframe composite tooling enabled the company to start manufacturing the

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AeroVironment Gets $2.5M U.S. Navy Contract to Continue and Expand Blackwing Program

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced the receipt of a contract award from the United States Navy on September 29, 2017 for continuation and expansion of its Blackwing small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) program. The contract includes orders for multiple Blackwing vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits for a total value of

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GA-ASI Transitions to an All Gray Eagle Extended Range Production Line for the U.S. Army

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) officially transitioned its production line from the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to its new long-range variant, the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range following the completion of the last contracted MQ-1C aircraft. GA-ASI’s investment in airframe composite tooling enabled the company to start manufacturing the

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AeroVironment Upgrading Family of Small UAS; Puma 3 and Raven 3 to Be Unveiled at AUSA Global Force Symposium Next Spring

Puma 3 structural enhancements increase durability, enable concurrent operation of electro-optical (EO)/Infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) payloads Upgraded avionics modules to provide expanded navigation capabilities in both aircraft Digital Data Link (DDL) security enhancements to support operation in challenging electronic warfare (EW) and cyber environments, in addition to current

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