UMS Skeldar’s V-150 Drone Flies BVLOS for First Time as Part of...

September 14, 2021 @ 10:25 AM

UMS Skeldar announced at the DSEI 2021 exhibition that its Skeldar V-150 UAS platform performed the successful Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight as part of ECAROs customer service operations project. UMS Skeldar participated in three weeks of flight demonstrations at Grottaglie Airport in Italy – deploying a full crew,...

Zala Aero Drone Performs 12 Hour Flight Without Satellite Navigation

September 13, 2021 @ 12:52 PM

A hybrid UAV made by Russias Zala Aero performed a 12 hour flight by solely relying on its new onboard visual navigation system (VNS). The VNS provides freedom from satellite navigation and is implemented in a closed circuit of the aircraft

MQ-9A ‘Big Wing’ Demos Ability to Fly in High-Latitude Environment

September 11, 2021 @ 06:58 AM

A MQ-9A “Big Wing” configured Unmanned Aircraft System took off from Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC) near Grand Forks, N.D

Northrop Demos Connectivity for Long Range Command and Control

September 11, 2021 @ 06:44 AM

Northrop Grumman recently demonstrated a data link for connecting aircraft in highly contested airspace for long-range command and control through an open architecture network. This experiment is a critical milestone in the evolution of a distributed multi-domain battle management command and control architecture that maintains decision superiority for the U

General Atomics, U.S. Army to Develop Target Acquisition Sensors

September 10, 2021 @ 01:55 PM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) will partner with the U.S

Thales Tests FlytX avionics Suite for Helicopters

September 6, 2021 @ 12:02 PM

Thales recently conducted the first test of its FlytX avionics suite on-board a Cabri helicopter. The testing process is expected to continue well into 2020 as the firm works on the suites functionalities

Pakistan Air Force’s CH-4 Drones Aiding Talib Forces in Panjshir

September 6, 2021 @ 10:52 AM

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is reportedly aiding the Taliban in their quest to capture Panjshir province of Afghanistan by providing them with Chinese-made armed CH-4 drones. CH-4 drones look almost identical to General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, and the only distinct visual difference between two UAVs is that the ventral fin below the V-tail on MQ-9 is absent on CH-4

GA-ASI Demos Airborne Manned-Unmanned Teaming Using MQ-20 Avenger

September 4, 2021 @ 01:22 PM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) completed an airborne Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) demonstration on Aug. 25, 2021 pairing a company-owned MQ-20 Avenger with a modified King Air 200 as a surrogate for 4th- and 5th-generation tactical fighters

Indian Army Orders 100 ‘SkyStriker’ Loitering Munitions

September 4, 2021 @ 07:20 AM

The Indian Army reportedly placed an order for nearly 100 explosive-laden SkyStriker loitering munitions. The drones will be supplied by a joint venture between Bengaluru-based Alpha Design and Israeli firm Elbit Systems

GA's SeaGuardian Drone Flies from UK to Netherlands Moving Between Military and...

September 3, 2021 @ 12:38 PM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) said Thursday that it flew a MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from RAF Waddington across the North Sea to Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands, completing a two-day series of flights between the two airspaces

India’s DRDO, USAF Research lab to Jointly Develop Air Launched UAV

September 3, 2021 @ 09:17 AM

Indias Aeronautical Development Agency (ADE) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will jointly develop an air-launched unmanned aerial vehicle (ALUAV). A Project Agreement (PA) was signed between the India Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defence under Defence Technology & Trade Initiative (DTTI) on August 30, an Indian MoD announcement said

Russian Helicopters Displays VRT500 Manned and VTR300 Unmanned Choppers at EEF Event

September 3, 2021 @ 06:32 AM

Russian Helicopters displayed its latest creations- the VRT500 Manned and VTR300 Unmanned Choppers along with the Ka-62 medium multipurpose helicopter at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Thursday. The Ka-62 is a multipurpose helicopter, designed using the latest world achievements of the aviation industry, meets Russian and international airworthiness standards, reliability and safety standards for cargo and passenger transportation