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US Navy Orders 3 More Boeing MQ-25 Stingray Aerial Refueling Drones

April 3, 2020 @ 06:29 AM

The US Navy has placed an order for three additional MQ-25 Stingray aerial refueling drones from Boeing. “The US Navy has awarded Boeing a contract modification for three additional MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft Boeing is manufacturing to seven,” Boeing announced Thursday

General Atomics Completes MQ-9B SkyGuardian UAV’s First Flight for UK

April 2, 2020 @ 06:45 AM

General Atomics has completed the first flight of the production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) meant for the UKs Royal Air Force (RAF) on March 30 “With first flight of the production-representative aircraft, we remain on schedule for delivering MQ-9B Protector to the RAF,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI....

Boeing Insitu to Provide ScanEagle UAV Training to Afghan Forces

April 2, 2020 @ 06:31 AM

Boeing subsidiary, Insitu is awarded $7 million contract to support ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The contract procures field service representatives and instructors to provide technical services, training, and program management needed to sustain and support ScanEagle operations, a US DoD release said Tuesday

CAE Mission Trainer for Operators of MQ-9 Predator

March 31, 2020 @ 11:40 AM

General Atomics has installed Predator Mission Trainer (PMT) designed by CAE to train the operators of MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), in Grand Forks, North Dakota. "General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

Air National Guard to Install GA-ASI Detect and Avoid System on two...

March 27, 2020 @ 05:51 AM

The United States Air Force's Air National Guard (ANG) has contracted General Atomics for the provision of Detect and Avoid System (DAAS) for installation on two of its MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft. The DAAS will be equipped on one MQ-9 Block 1 and one MQ-9 Block 5 drones

US Okays Raytheon’s Coyote Block 2 Drone Killer for International Sales

March 18, 2020 @ 05:58 AM

The United States has approved the sale of Raytheons Coyote Block 2 counter-drone weapon as part of Howler counter-drone system for international sales. “The US government has cleared Raytheon to sell the Coyote Block 2 counter-drone weapon to approved allied nations as part of the Howler counter-drone system,” the company said in a statement Tuesday

Turkish Firm Develops Lightweight Anti-drone Gun

March 16, 2020 @ 07:14 AM

Turkish firm Harp Arge unveiled its new lightweight, electromagnetic anti-drone gun designed to disrupt communication between drones and their control units. The 2

General Atomics to Buy SATCOM Radomes from Belgium

March 13, 2020 @ 10:41 AM

General Atomics is set to procure radomes to protect radars of its MQ-9B Sky Guardian and SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Belgim-based SABCA company. The Government of Belgium has approved Belgian Defense to negotiate the acquisition of MQ-9B to meet the nations RPA requirements

Turkey to Build Drone Control Center in Eastern Anatolia

March 13, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

Turkey will build a drone control center to house some of its drones such as the Anka and the Bayraktar, in eastern Erzurum province to target militants in the Eastern Anatolia region. The facility is expected to be operational soon, Turkish officials were quoted as saying by

India Issues RFI for 100 Loitering Munition Systems

March 13, 2020 @ 08:21 AM

The Indian Ministry of Defence has issued a request for information (RFI) to procure 100 loitering munition systems for the Indian Army. In late January this year, Israeli firm UVision Air announced a joint venture named “AVision” with Indias Aditya Precitech to manufacture loitering munitions under the brand PALM (Precision Attack Loitering Munition) Hero Systems

China to Buy 2 Types of Loitering Munitions

March 12, 2020 @ 08:08 AM

The Chinese military announced its plans to procure two different types of loitering munitions on Monday. The statement released on weain

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Heavy Fuel Engine Completes Australian Navy's Acceptance Tests

March 10, 2020 @ 09:06 AM

Schiebel has announced the completion of the acceptance tests of their Heavy fuel S2 engine designed for the Royal Australian Navy's CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS. “Delivered as a next generation replacement for the current propulsion unit, the S2 further increases the overall capability of the system,” the company said in a statement Monday

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