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Iran Presents a Dozen New Long-Range Combat Drones

April 18, 2020 @ 07:25 AM

Iran unveiled 12 new long-range combat drones on Saturday in Tehran. “The drones possess automatic landing and take-off capabilities

US Army Tests Arcturus JUMP 20 VTOL UAS to Replace Textron RQ-7

April 16, 2020 @ 04:45 AM

The US Army conducted the first Soldier-operated flight of the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Arcturus JUMP 20 on April 7 as part of the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) capabilities assessment. Announced in December 2019, the assessment will evaluate four selected unmanned aircraft systems to define the capabilities needed...

AeroVironment Awarded $2.4 Million Raven UAS Foreign Military Sales Contract

April 15, 2020 @ 08:13 AM

AeroVironment has announced it won a $2.4 million Foreign Military Sales contract to supply Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to an allied nation

AeroVironment Awarded $10.7M Puma 3 AE Contract for United States Navy, Marine

April 14, 2020 @ 11:08 AM

AeroVironment has won $10.7 million to provide Puma 3 AE systems and spares for the US Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Program

Locally-made UAS for Reconnaissance & Adjusting Artillery Fire Delivered to Ukrainian Army

April 13, 2020 @ 03:28 PM

The Ukrainian Army has received the locally-made A1-SM Furia flying wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) capable of aerial reconnaissance and adjusting artillery fire. “According to the order No

Elbit to Upgrade Lat-Am Nations’ Hermes Drone with SatCom, Auto Takeoff, Landing

April 13, 2020 @ 12:52 PM

Elbit Systems will upgrade Hermes 900 drones of two Latin American countries by integrating satellite communication systems and automatic takeoff and landing systems. On April 12, the company said in a statement that the two contracts, worth $20 million combined, will be performed within a 12-month period

Turkish-Ukrainian Akinci Combat Drone’s Second Prototype to be Tested Soon

April 11, 2020 @ 07:34 AM

The second prototype of Akinci combat drone being jointly developed by Turkey and Ukraine is scheduled to undergo tests soon. “The Akinci drones second prototype is counting days to perform flights,” Selçuk Bayraktar, chief technology officer at Turkey's Baykar company said in a

GA-ASI Conducts MQ-9 ‘Ferry Flight’ Delivery to Air Base in New Mexico...

April 10, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has announced that it flew a MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to an air base in New Mexico for delivery, as opposed to shipping drone parts for later assembly

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman Drone: Weights Put on Wheels, Aircraft Powered On

April 9, 2020 @ 07:30 AM

Boeings stealthy Loyal Wingman combat drone achieved two development milestones by taking its weight on its wheels for the first time and having aircraft power switched on. “Boeing Australia recently achieved two milestones on the Royal Australian Air Forces Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program: weight on wheels and aircraft power on,” the company announced Wednesday

Boeing Unmanned Helicopter Performs Flight Demo for US Army

April 8, 2020 @ 06:33 AM

Boeing demonstrated its S-100 Camcopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the US Army, with the aircraft resupplying the soldiers with small cargo packages. “A first for the vertical lift UAV – the S-100 CAMCOPTER recently delivered supplies to US Army troops, the first time an autonomous air vehicle with vertical takeoff and landing resupplied Army troops,” the company

UK to Get MQ-9 Launch and Recovery Element

April 8, 2020 @ 06:01 AM

General Atomics Aeronautics Systems (GA-ASI) has won a contract to provide MQ-9 contractor logistics support launch and recovery element (LRE) to the United Kingdom. "GA-ASI has been awarded a not-to-exceed $8

NASA, GA-ASI Demo SkyGuardian Military Drone For Commercial Use

April 7, 2020 @ 10:02 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) partnered with NASA to demonstrate commercial uses of large Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) such as the SkyGuardian military drone, in National Airspace System (NAS)

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