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Successful Flight Demo for IAI’s HAROP Loitering Munitions at Paris Air Show

Successful Flight Demo for IAI’s HAROP Loitering Munitions at Paris Air Show

PARIS AIR SHOW 2015: Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently completed a series of flight demonstrations of its HAROP Loitering Munitions in Israel for a foreign customer. These demonstrations follow various other successful operational exercises performed in the last few months […]


US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

President Barack Obama’s admission that a US drone strike accidentally took the lives of two hostages has raised fresh questions about the limits and the risks of the country’s “targeted killing” campaign. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has relied […]


For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight

For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight

The X-47B test UAV has completed the first-ever autonomous aerial refueling. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the drone received over 4,000 pounds of fuel from a tanker jet just off the coast of Virginia. “What we accomplished today demonstrates a significant, […]


Reaper deploys live weapons on maritime training target

Reaper deploys live weapons on maritime training target

An MQ-9 Reaper successfully hit a sea-going target with an AGM-114 Hellfire missile during a joint service training exercise over the Gulf of Mexico on March 17. This was the first time a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) hit a maritime […]


First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

An RQ-7B Shadow v2 prepares to launch.

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory […]


Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media

Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media

Syria’s military has shot down a US drone over the coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said on Tuesday. “Syrian air defences brought down a hostile US surveillance aircraft over north Latakia,” the official […]


U.S. Export Policy for Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

U.S. Export Policy for Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

The United States is the world’s technological leader in the development and deployment of military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). As other nations begin to employ military UAS more regularly and as the nascent commercial UAS market emerges, the United States […]


Pentagon: Drone Targets Senior Shebab Militant In Somalia

Pentagon: Drone Targets Senior Shebab Militant In Somalia

US drone aircraft targeted a senior figure in Somalia’s Shebab militia, the Pentagon said Tuesday, in the latest bid to take out leaders of the al-Qaida-linked group. US special operations forces “using unmanned aircraft and several Hellfire missiles” carried out […]


Chinese company limits US drone use after White House crash

DJI Phanton 2

A Chinese drone maker which created the small quadcopter that recently crashed on White House grounds said Wednesday it is updating its drones to prohibit flight over the US capital. The Shenzhen-based company DJI announced a software update for its […]


Commercial Drones: Markets Reach $4.8 Billion By 2021

Commercial Drones: Markets Reach $4.8 Billion By 2021

The study is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the commercial drone market segment. Research represents a selection from the mountains of data available of the most relevant and cogent market materials, with selections made by the most senior […]


 
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