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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 ...

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 ...