Northrop Completes First Flight of Global Hawk Ground Station Modernization Program

December 22, 2020 @ 08:24 AM

Northrop Grumman said today it completed the first flight of an RQ-4 Global Hawk using a modernised ground control station for the unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The flight for the Global Hawk Ground Station Modernization Program (GSMP) was conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, California, earlier this month

Voly Defense Solutions Selected to Support Skyborg Missionized Prototypes

December 22, 2020 @ 04:46 AM

Voly Defense Solutions LLC, Concord, California, has been awarded a contract with a shared ceiling of $400,000,000 for all subsequent competitively selected delivery orders in support of the Skyborg Vanguard Program, a U.S

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman Conducts First High-Speed Taxi Test

December 21, 2020 @ 05:44 AM

Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have completed the first high-speed taxi test of the Loyal Wingman in preparation for first flight. Boeing test personnel monitored the aircrafts performance and instrumentation from a ground control station to verify the functionality while the vehicle reached accelerated speeds

GA-ASI to Support French MQ-9 Reapers

December 19, 2020 @ 08:19 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., has won a contract to support MQ-9 Reaper drones of France

Germany May Receive Israeli Heron-TP UAVs without Weapons

December 18, 2020 @ 09:49 AM

The five advanced Heron-TP unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that Germany is leasing from Israel may come unarmed. On December 15, the Social Democratic Party of Germany opposed buying weapons for the drones

France Buys Four Camcopter S-100 UAVs for Mistral-Class Warships

December 15, 2020 @ 06:07 AM

The French Navy has procured two CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with a total of four Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) for deployment on the Mistral-class amphibious helicopter carriers (PorteHélicoptères Amphibie – PHA) Tonnerre and Mistral. The acquisition comes after the successful integration of the CAMCOPTER S-100 on the French Navy Mistral-class vessel Dixmude, which was finalised in 2019

Turkey to export Anka Combat Drones to Tunisia

December 14, 2020 @ 07:10 AM

Tunisia is set to receive three Anka (Phoenix) combat drones from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) under an $80 million agreement signed recently. The deal was finalized after two-year negotiations that includes value of the contract and training process

U.S. Set to OK MQ-9B Drone Sales to Morocco after it Normalizes...

December 11, 2020 @ 07:05 AM

The United States is set to approve the sale of MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones to Morocco soon after the Middle East country announced the normalization of ties with Israel. As part of the U

DARPA’s Gremlins Miss Docking with C-130 in 9 Attempts

December 11, 2020 @ 04:34 AM

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)s X-61A Gremlin drone failed to attach itself with the arm extended from the cargo bay of the C-130 plane nine times. Attempts at airborne retrieval of three unmanned air vehicles, nicknamed Gremlins, were just inches from success in DARPAs latest flight test series that started on October 28

Netline Unveils Rapid Deployment Anti-Drone Jammer

December 10, 2020 @ 11:43 AM

Netline has unveiled its new DroneNet RD Jammer – a compact, rapid deployment (RD) tactical drone jamming solution. The DroneNet RD Jammer is the latest addition to the DroneNet family of comprehensive solutions designed to prevent unauthorized drones entering protected airspace, such as over deployed military forces, over strategic facilities, or in VIP protection arenas, whether on the move or stationary