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UK MoD Launches Defense Innovation Initiative

The UK government has announced details of a new defense innovation initiative to support the development of futuristic technologies and smart solutions, such as: surveillance drones inspired by dragonflies, laser weapons, mobile robots that can inspect incidents involving chemical materials, ...

GA-ASI Predator B Detects and Tracks Ballistic Missile in Pacific Dragon Exercise

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that through a contract with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), it executed a missile tracking test ...

Elbit Systems Introduces SkylarkTM C: A New Mini UAS For Tactical Naval Applications

The system features a waterproof and floating air vehicle that provides even small vessels a unique organic offboard surveillance capability that can be deployed and retrieved in less than 15 minutes Elbit Systems has developed the SkylarkTM C, a new highly autonomous Mini Unmanned Aircraft ...

US Navy Deploys RQ-10B Small UAVs on DDG Destroyers

AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV) today announced the United States Navy has tested and deployed the RQ-20B Puma small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard a Flight I Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG Class). Some of these exercises included the use of AeroVironment’s fully autonomous system to ...

General Atomics Gets Predator Upgrade And Training Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has received an $8.8 million U.S. Air Force contract for Predator drone work. The deal covers Block 30 ground control station kit upgrades and Predator mission aircrew training system Delta kits. Work will be performed in California and is ...

Iraq To Receive ScanEagle UAS’s

Iraq is to acquire the Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) under a USD8.3 million deal announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 10 August. Under the deal, which was awarded the day before, the country's military will receive an undisclosed number of systems, as well as ...

Heron-1 UAV Crashed During Test Flight

An investigation is underway to try and find the reason that caused a Heron – 1 made by Israel aerospace industries (IAI) to crash on Tuesday morning near Um el Fahem. Ten people were taken to a hospital after suffering from the smoke that was caused by the fire ignited by the crash. ...

Sense And Avoid Capability For Swiss Hermes 900

Switzerland is planning to operate its future Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicle fleet in its domestic airspace, and work is under way by manufacturer Elbit Systems to certify a sense-and-avoid system aboard the type. Bern contracted Elbit to provide six of the medium-altitude, long-endurance ...

Blue Bear RISER Inspection Platform Completes Trails

Blue Bear engineers, in partnership with CREATEC, inspected the HMS Illustrious (R06), an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. The RISER system demonstrated how automated unmanned systems can safely fly inside ships for inspection. The trials were also conducted in partnership with Lloyd’s ...

Czech UAV To Be Manufactured Under Licence In China

Preparations are underway for one of the world’s largest civilian unmanned planes, developed by Czech Republic based manufacturer Primoco UAV, to be manufactured in China in cooperation with the China VAST concern. A new aircraft production zone is also going to be created with room for a ...