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Bell Unveils V-247 Vigilant Unmanned Tiltrotor

Bell Helicopter has unveiled a unmanned tiltrotor aircraft, the V-247 Vigilant, as it looks towards a future requirement from the US Marine Corps for a large, armed platform capable of operating from ships.Although the USMC already has smaller group 1 and 3 UAVs in its inventory, including the ...

Kazakhstan looks to start UAV assembly in 2017

Kazakhstan is expected to shortly sign an agreement with Israel's Elbit Systems to undertake assembly of Skylark and Hermes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Central Asian country.A representative of Kazakhstan's state-owned defence equipment manufacturer Kazakhstan Engineering, Zhanty ...

GA-ASI Predator Series UAS Exceed Four Million Flight Hours

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its Predator®-series family of aircraft, including MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper®, and MQ-1C Gray ...

SRC Develops Agile Condor Pod System for US Air Force

SRC, Inc., a defense and aerospace research & development firm, has announced that it has delivered the first Agile Condor pod system to the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in Rome, NY. The Agile Condor pod system is a scalable, low cost, size, weight and power (low-CSWaP) hardware architecture ...

Piaggio Aero To Roll Out Second HammerHead UAV Prototype

Piaggio Aerospace will shortly roll out the second prototype of its P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), to expedite the flight test process which took a hit when one of the flight test aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in last May.The HammerHead flight test program ...

DARPA Wants To Stop Drone ‘Terrorist Threats’ With An Aerial Dragnet Program

The Pentagon's research and development outfit wants to stop "UAS-enabled terrorist threats" with a new system it's calling Aerial Dragnet that would track slow, low-flying drones — or what the military calls unmanned aerial systems (UAS)."As off-the-shelf UAS become less expensive, easier ...

Paramount Advanced Technologies Unveils Tethered UAV

Paramount Advanced Technologies (PAT) is currently developing a Persistent Surveillance Tethered Drone for missions such as border control and anti-poaching, and is displaying the aircraft at the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition this week.The tethered quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicle ...

US Army Develops New Unmanned Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV)

US Army researchers have showcased a new rectangular-shaped quadcopter drone, called Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV).Also called a hoverbike, the JTARV can be used by soldiers on the battlefield to quickly order and receive supplies within a matter of minutes.Researchers ...

Northrop Grumman Clinches $108M Contract for Fire Scout

The Navy is continuing to invest in unmanned ISR systems, awarding Northrop Grumman a $108.1 million contract for 10 more of its Fire Scout MQ-8C systems, unmanned helicopters that can operate from land or aircraft-capable ships.The Fire Scout is a 34.7-foot long fixed rotor aircraft that ...

USAF To Expand Reaper Force

The US Air Force has selected candidate bases for a potential new wing of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems (UASs), the service announced on 8 September. Key PointsThe USAF plans to add another wing of 24 MQ-9s to its UAS force Two bases will be ...