BAE Systems to Develop Attritable Air Vehicle Systems Under USAF Skyborg Program

October 23, 2020 @ 12:36 PM

BAE Systems has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to develop an attritable air vehicle system for the Skyborg program. Under this program, which has a contract ceiling of up to $400 million, the company will compete to develop a digital design for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of...

Oil Leak, Defective Parts in South Korean RQ-4 Global Hawk Drones

October 23, 2020 @ 05:53 AM

A South Korean official confirmed an oil leak from one of the militarys RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk drones besides finding a defective part in another. An oil leak was found in the landing gear of one aircraft, with a core control sensor-related problem detected at another, an official was quoted...

Qatar, Albania First Customers for Turkish IHAMAX Anti-Drone System

October 22, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

Qatar and Albania will become the first countries to buy Turkeys IHAMAX anti-drone systems. Produced by National War Technologies Defense Systems Inc

Boeing Australia’s Loyal Wingman Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

October 22, 2020 @ 06:28 AM

The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft thats expected to make its first flight this year. “Seeing the prototype take to the runway for this low-speed taxi test...

Russia Firm Displays Mine-Clearing Drone

October 21, 2020 @ 04:59 PM

Russia today showcased a mine-clearing drone named "Strekoza" (Dragonfly). The aircraft was unveiled during 24th Interpolitex-2020 international homeland security exhibition is running at the VDNH All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow that is taking place between October 20-23

GA-ASI Selects Two Belgian Firms for MQ-9B Deal

October 21, 2020 @ 09:53 AM

GA-ASI announced the selection of two Belgian companies – Hexagons Geospatial division and ScioTeq – from its “Blue Magic Belgium” (BMB) industry solicitation event that took place the week of 21 September. The goal of BMB is to identify Belgian technology suppliers to support GA-ASI in the development of

South Korea To Get Global Hawk Intelligence System

October 21, 2020 @ 09:20 AM

South Korean military will soon receive a system used to analyze imagery taken by its fleet of four RQ-4 Global Hawk drones from the United States. Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said Tuesday that the devices would be brought in by December following delays incurred by COVID-19 and prolonged negotiations with U

Leonardo AW159 Wildcat Crew Control UAV from Cockpit

October 20, 2020 @ 02:28 PM

Leonardo announced today the crew of AW159 Wildcat helicopter controlled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the cockpit. The helicopter-UAV teaming took place on September 12 in the UK

European Border, Coast Guard Agency Selects Airbus, IAI for Maritime Surveillance Drones

October 20, 2020 @ 01:24 PM

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS), a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and, and its long-term partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS for Maritime Aerial Surveillance services. The service will be delivered in Greece, and/or Italy and/or Malta within a Framework Contract

GA-ASI Kicks Off SeaGuardian Validation Flights in Japan

October 20, 2020 @ 06:08 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) kicked off a series of validation flights on October 15 for Japan Coast Guard (JCG) in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

US 5G Target Drone, to Mimic Enemy Stealth Fighters, Ready for First...

October 15, 2020 @ 04:31 AM

The US Air Forces Fifth Generation Aerial Target (5GAT), intended to mimic enemy 5G stealth fighter jets, will take its first flight later this month at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, following completion of ground-based testing in September. 5GAT finished a battery of ground test events at Michael Army Airfield on September 18

Textron Systems, Shield AI Collab on Military Multi-Domain Autonomy Technologies

October 14, 2020 @ 01:11 PM

Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. company, and Shield AI, today announced their collaboration in support of advanced, multi-domain autonomy for a variety of military applications