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New US drone spy cameras fail Air Force test: study

New US drone spy cameras fail Air Force test: study

A much-touted new camera system for US unmanned aircraft that is supposed to bolster surveillance efforts in Afghanistan has proved ineffective in tests, a US Air Force report concluded. The surveillance system, dubbed Gorgon Stare after the mythical Greek creature […]


Army expanding UAS fleet, speeding up delivery

Army expanding UAS fleet, speeding up delivery

The Army is speeding up delivery of some of its newer Unmanned Aircraft System assets such as the Gray Eagle and expanding the size and range of its overall fleet to include a Family of Small UAS and a Vertical-Take-Off-and-Landing […]


Gray Eagle UAS program expanding

Gray Eagle UAS program expanding

Despite Defense budget constraints, the Army’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are growing, especially the Gray Eagle program. “And with the budget movements afoot for the 2012 Fiscal Year, we will accelerate the Gray Eagle from two companies per year to […]


Hunter UAS Reaches 100k Flight Hours Operational Milestone

Hunter UAS Reaches 100k Flight Hours Operational Milestone

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), in use with the U.S. Army since 1996, recently surpassed 100,000 flight hours in service, more than 72,000 of which were flown in combat. The MQ-5B Hunter, which is currently deployed supporting […]


Global Observer UAS Achieves Historic First Hydrogen-Powered Flight

Global Observer UAS Achieves Historic First Hydrogen-Powered Flight

AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) today announced that the Global Observer unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its historic first flight powered by the aircraft’s hydrogen-fueled propulsion system at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California. This milestone marks the beginning of […]


Welcome to high-tech Army

Welcome to high-tech Army

Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8, during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC. The Army is evolving, […]


Iran Shoots Down Many Western Drones

Iran Shoots Down Many Western Drones

An Islamic Revolution Guards Corps ( IRGC) commander told semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday that Iran, so far, has shot down many western drones, two of them in Persian Gulf. Aerospace Commander of the IRGC Amir Ali Hadgizadeh told […]


US to deploy new intelligence drone in Afghanistan: Report

US to deploy new intelligence drone in Afghanistan: Report

The US military plans to to deploy a new intelligence drone in Afghanistan, which military experts say will allow US troops to monitor much larger operational theaters than before, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The newspaper said the airborne surveillance […]


Iran Guards shoot down two ‘Western spy’ drones

Iran Guards shoot down two ‘Western spy’ drones

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have shot down two “Western spy” drones in the Gulf, the Fars news agency quoted a top commander of the elite military force as saying on Sunday. “Westerners have a series of capabilities which cannot be […]


 
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