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US Army Combat Aviation Soldiers master control of drones during test flights

US Army Combat Aviation Soldiers master control of drones during test flights

Unmanned aircraft is one of the fastest growing sectors in civilian and military aviation. From close air support, to surveillance, to climate data gathering, unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are now a staple within Army aviation units. This growing demand […]


RQ-4 Global Hawk Achieves Milestone C

RQ-4 Global Hawk Achieves Milestone C

The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance autonomous unmanned aircraft system (UAS) successfully completed Milestone C approval from the Defense Acquisition Executive. For the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC)-built Global Hawk program, Milestone C is a key […]


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 […]


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, […]


Triton UAS Conducts First Flight with Search Radar

Triton UAS Conducts First Flight with Search Radar

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER: The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River air space. The radar, known as the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS), is expected to […]


Navy Unmanned, Weapons Leaders Solicit Industry for New, Innovative Ideas

Navy Unmanned, Weapons Leaders Solicit Industry for New, Innovative Ideas

The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)) hosted an industry day April 16 to help companies learn about the service’s future technology needs. PEO (U&W) leaders, representatives from NAVAIR’s small business office and Navy […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


 
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