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Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk UAS Surpassed 200,000 Fight Hours

Northrop Grumman Corporation‘s autonomous Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) surpassed 200,000 flight hours, reinforcing its status as the most effective high altitude, long endurance intelligence gathering aircraft in the world.The U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawks logged 88 ...

German Forces to Deploy Heron 1 UAS in Mali

The German Defence Procurement Agency (BAAInBw) and Airbus Defence and Space have signed a contract to provide Heron 1 surveillance drones to support the Bundeswehr mission in Mali.Similar to the mission in Afghanistan active since 2010, the unmanned aerial systems will be leased from ...

Russia Tested Hydrogen-Powered UAV in Syria

During the operation in Syria, the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) has tested hydrogen-powered unmanned aircraft, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a top-ranking representative of the military-industrial complex. According to him, air drones equipped with hydrogen engines ...

U.S. Army Orders CyPhy Works Tethered Drone

Danvers, MA. -- CyPhy Works  announced today that it has received an order for its Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) System, from the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF). PARC, a tethered drone, addresses the need for a persistent eye-in-the-sky by flying for ...

Boeing Seeks Partnerships For Autonomous Technologies

The idea of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) working autonomously in collaboration with other unmanned vehicles on the ground or underwater might seem like science fiction, but it’s already being tested at Boeing’s Collaborative Systems Laboratory (CASL).Mike Abraham manager of Boeing...

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 ...