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First Drone Takes Flight From Grand Forks Air Force Base

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — A major defense contractor and key player in the nation's first unmanned aircraft business and technology park is up and flying in North Dakota, much to the delight of state officials who have pumped millions of dollars into promoting drones.California...

Lockheed Martin Is Designing a Laser to Defeat Drone Swarms

It starts as a speck on the horizon, just a speck, no bigger than the tip of a pencil point. Then it grows, as the convoy continues to travel along its path. It’s not one speck, but many. Small drones begin to expand into the sky, and suddenly the specks become a swarm that extends above the ...

Raytheon to Develop Networking Technology for Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Communications

Raytheon Company has announced that it is developing new technologies to allow the next generation of manned and unmanned flying vehicles to communicate seamlessly, even in hostile environments. Under two contracts totaling $9 million, Raytheon BBN Technologies will deliver new networking ...

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 ...