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U.S. Navy Successfully Tests Laser Weapon That Destroyed A UAV

The U.S. navy is closing the gap between real-life laser pointers and fictional death rays, after successfully demonstrating a new energy weapon that can supposedly shoot down an enemy aircraft with a beam of light.The navy released footage of its ship-mounted laser cannon over the ...

AeroVironment Unveils Quantix Recon, Unmanned Aircraft System for Defense Applications

 AeroVironment, Inc. , a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced the availability of Quantix™ Recon, a lightweight, rapidly deployable, fully-automated reconnaissance solution that delivers high resolution, georeferenced terrain, vegetation and infrastructure ...

US Army Awards AeroVironment $146 Million Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS) Contract

 AeroVironment, Inc. , a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced the receipt of a one-year, $75,930,901 funded contract award on April 30, 2020 from the United States Army for procurement of the company’s Switchblade® loitering missile system. The contract award was ...

First Deployed MQ-8Cs Will Be Equipped With AN/ZPY-8 Radar

The US Navy, with support from Northrop Grumman Corporation, commenced flight testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout equipped with the Leonardo AN/ZPY-8 radar.“The AN/ZPY-8 radar significantly increases Fire Scout’s detection and tracking of targets. The ability to simultaneously employ multiple ...

Boeing Rolls Out First Loyal Wingman Unmanned Aircraft

A Boeing -led Australian industry team has presented the first unmanned Loyal Wingman aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force, a historic milestone for the company and the Commonwealth. The aircraft, which uses artificial intelligence to extend the capabilities of manned and unmanned ...

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Partners with Conflux on Additive Manufacturing

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has partnered with Australia-based Conflux Technology on the development of a heat exchanger. The part is being developed using a metal Additive Manufacturing process for possible integration onto GA-ASI’s line of Remotely Piloted Aircraft ...

OFFSET Awards Contracts to Advance Swarm Tactics for Urban Missions

DARPA has awarded contracts to nine performers to begin work on the fifth swarm sprint for the agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. The program envisions swarms of up to 250 collaborative autonomous systems providing insights to ground troops as they operate in dense ...

AeroVironment Unveils Quantix Recon, Fully-Automated Hybrid Vertical Takeoff and Landing UAS

AeroVironment, Inc. , a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced the availability of Quantix™ Recon, a lightweight, rapidly deployable, fully-automated reconnaissance solution that delivers high resolution, georeferenced terrain, vegetation and infrastructure ...

Boeing Australia’s Loyal Wingman Achieves Two Development Milestones

Boeing Australia has achieved two more development milestones with the first prototype of Loyal Wingman, an unmanned aircraft being developed for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).The drone turned on its aircraft power and stood on its wheels for the first time, further advancing the ...

USAF Awards Black Swift Technologies Contract to Develop Tactical Weather Drone

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, announced today it has been awarded a USAF SBIR Phase II contract to develop an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to autonomously conduct atmospheric profiling supporting more accurate cargo drops and improved ...