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China’s Supersized ‘Xianglong’ Surveillance Drone Gets Ready To Fly

The People’s Republic of China has a growing drone fleet, and it is going to be even bigger very soon. The Asian nation is beginning production on one of the country’s largest drones — the Xianglong “Soar Dragon.” A recent photo spotted by Popular Science and posted by Andreas Ruppre...

US Air Force Selects First Enlisted Airmen for Global Hawk Pilot Training

The US Air Force recently selected the first 10 enlisted Airmen to attend RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot training, marking the first time since World War II enlisted Airmen will be behind the stick. The first combined enlisted and officer training course will begin October 2016, with the first ...

L-3 Communications EO/IR Imaging System Selected for Predator XP UAS

The WESCAM division of L-3 Communications has received multiple orders from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for its MXTM-15D electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) designator systems for an international military customer. L-3’s equipment will support medium-altitude covert ...

Airbus Releases Zephyr T UAS Details

Airbus Defence & Space has released further details of its Zephyr T unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and outlined concepts of operations envisaged for it and the smaller Zephyr S (otherwise known as the Zephyr 8).The solar-powered platforms are designed to operate at extremely high ...

It’s Official: ‘MQ-25A Stingray’ U.S. Navy’s Name For First Carrier UAV

After months of deliberation, the name and designation of the Navy’s first carrier unmanned aerial vehicle are now official: MQ-25A Stingray, service officials told USNI News this week.Approved following a lengthy U.S. Air Force Material Command process for not only for the official ...

Northrop Grumman Gets DARPA Tern Contract

Northrop Grumman has received a $17.7 million contract modification as part of DARPA's Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node, or Tern, program.Tern is a project that aims to make it quicker, easier, and less expensive for the U.S. military to deploy drones for intelligence, surveillance and ...