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AeroVironment Announces First Successful Multi-Drop, Live Fire GPS-Guided Shryke Munitions from a VAPOR 55 MX UAS

AeroVironment, Inc. announced today the first successful multi-drop, live fire GPS-guided Shryke munitions from the VAPOR® 55 MX, all-electric unmanned aircraft system in collaboration with Corvid and L3Harris Technologies. The VAPOR 55 MX carried four rounds simultaneously and flawlessly ...

Army Successfully Demonstrates Advanced Launched Effects System

The Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Project Management Office, in collaboration with the U.S. Special Operations Command, executed a successful flight demonstration involving the first launch of the Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated Unmanned System (Altius) 700 air vehicle on Dec. 3, at Fort Campbell, ...

Silent Arrow Awarded AFWERX Contract to Develop a Long-Range Powered Cargo Drone

Silent Arrow today announced it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR contract focused on the Silent Arrow CLS-300 ("Contested Logistics System, 300 Nautical Miles") to address one of the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).The CLS-300 is based on the ...

GA-ASI Completes First Lifetime for Full-Scale Fatigues Test on MQ-9B

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed a major milestone with the full-scale fatigue testing of an MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The team completed the “first lifetime” of fatigue testing – which is equivalent to 40,000 operating hours – and represents an ...

Italian Air Force Conducts Successful Flights of Advanced MQ-9A Block 5 RPA by GA-ASI

On Nov. 9, 2023, the Italian Air Force (ItAF) made its first flight of a new MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The new RPA was delivered to the ItAF, along with a new Mobile Ground Control Station (MGCS), as part of a ...

GA-ASI and USMC Successfully Complete First MQ-9A WTI Training Class

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) teamed up to conduct flight training for Marines that was completed on Oct. 29, 2023. The seven-week course on the operation of MQ-9A Block 5 Unmanned Aircraft System was given to Marine Aviation Weapons and ...

GA-ASI Successfully Executes Short Takeoff and Landing of UAS on UK Carrier

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted a first-of-its-kind demonstration of its short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability on the HMS Prince of Wales, a Royal Navy aircraft carrier, using the Mojave Unmanned Aircraft System. The demonstration took place on November 15, ...

GA-ASI Partners with EDGE to Integrate Smart Weapons onto MQ-9B

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. , a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optics, and related mission systems, and EDGE, a world-leading advanced technology group for defence and beyond, announced an agreement ...

Naval UAS Tested At Sea From a French Navy Frigate

Airbus Helicopters and Naval Group, in collaboration with the French Armament General Directorate, DGA (Direction génerale de l’armement), and the French Navy, have tested the SDAM demonstrator (Système de Drone Aérien Marine/ Naval Aerial Drone System) from a multi-mission frigate (FREMM)....

Army Experiments with tethered ISTAR using Sky Mantis

British UAV manufacturer Evolve Dynamics is supporting the British Army in its drive to deliver innovative technologies to the front line. As part of Exercise Iron Titan, which recently took place at the Army’s Caerwent training area in Monmouthshire, Evolve Dynamics was invited to provide ...