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Exelis launches airspace surveillance and sense-and-avoid tool for UAVs

Exelis launches airspace surveillance and sense-and-avoid tool for UAVs

Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for unmanned aerial system (UAS), drone operations in the US. Symphony® RangeVue™ puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands […]


US Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

US Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System, or UAS. The unit is the […]


Pakistan successfully tested its first drone

Pakistan successfully tested its first drone

Pakistan on Friday successfully tested its first indigenous armed drone named Buraq, and its laser guided missile named Barq. The drone has the ability to fly in all types of weather conditions and strike its targets with pinpoint accuracy. Chief […]


Argentina to make military drones

Argentina to make military drones

Argentina will manufacture locally designed military drones, according to an announcement Tuesday in the official government gazette. Argentina plans to use the drones, expected to fly as long as 12-20 hours, on its ships in searches at sea. The program […]


From AK47s to drones, Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

From AK47s to drones, Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan’s once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past to boost their fortunes with “war rugs” depicting guns, tanks and warplanes. On Chicken Street, the most famous street in […]


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 […]


The Netherlands To Buy MQ-9 Reapers

A fully armed MQ-9 Reaper taxis down an Afghanistan

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for MQ-9 Reapers and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $339 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the […]


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 […]


Pentagon asks for more funds for high-tech weapons

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

In a bid to keep the US military’s technological edge, President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2016 calls for an increase in defense spending to pay for high-tech weapons and training. The $585 billion request for the Pentagon would devote […]


 
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