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How about reverse engineering a 727?

My colleague Stephen Trimble today blogged over on The Dew Line that Iran plans to reverse-engineer its very own Lockheed Martin RQ-170 from the example of the US stealth drone its forces apparently shot down earlier this month. As Stephen suggests, good luck to them.Your correspondent back in October joined Boeing for a tour of […]

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PICTURE & VIDEO: IAI unveils Mosquito UAV for ground support concept

Israel Aerospace Industries has unveiled what it believes to be a unique combination using hand-launched unmanned air vehicles and autonomous surface-to-surface missiles to provide fire support for ground forces. The company released details of its Mosquito UAV and Jumper vertically launched missile system on 2 September. Continue reading… Check out this video of a Mosquito […]

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Curious birds in dogfight

See this great video showing a dogfight being played out by a curious bird of prey which was spotted investigating a remote controlled aircraft from the fin-mounted camera.  

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VIDEO: British Army Elbit Hermes 450 near miss with Chinook

A British Army Elbit Systems Hermes 450 unmanned air vehicle had a near miss with a Boeing CH-47 Chinook while on operations in Afghanistan, Flight can reveal. About half way through the 37s video the Chinook comes into view and grows larger in the left hand side of the frame

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Parallels: Gossamer Condor and Aurora Flight Science’s SunLight Eagle

Aurora Flight Sciences‘ unmanned aircraft SunLight Eagle flew on 12 May. The solar-powered, 34.7m (114ft) wingspan, 75kg (165lb) UAV became airborne at New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center at Las Cruces airport. Continue reading… A colleague and I thought this looked similar to the Gossamer Condor? What do you […]

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VIDEO: Gigantic worm like “Stratellite” UAV prototype

Go here to watch the test flight video of this product’s prototype

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VIDEO: Suicide Micro Air Vehicles

Watch this video, care of the Chicago Tribune newspaper website, about the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s computer generated vision of bird and insect-like Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) of the future including a suicide MAV that explodes on making contact with its human target

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VIDEO: UAV urban warfare Xbox game

If urban warfare is your thing then this video shows an “community” Xbox game where the player controls what appears to be a ducted fan powered unmanned air vehicle and battles other UAVs from street to street

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VIDEO: Watch a University of Maryland robot bird flap and fly

University of Maryland researchers have performed flight tests to prove that a bird-like micro air vehicle can achieve additional lift by folding its wings on the upstroke, similar to the motions of large birds in nature

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Grand Challenge’s winning Team Stellar’s UAV

This blog post has been written by Flight technical editor Rob Coppinger

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