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PICTURE & VIDEO: Remora weapon for tactical UAV bombers

Weaponizing unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) is nothing new. As far back as World War II, the US Army Air Corps converted B-24 Liberators into unmanned cruise missiles guided by remote control from another aircraft. The US Air Force equipped RQ-1 Predators with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles 11 years ago, as our friend Richard Whittle has chronicled. […]

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#AUVSI: Integrator wins despite past mishap

Boeing/Insitu confirms the Integrator won the small tacticalunmanned aircraft system (STUAS)/Tier II contract three weeks ago despitecrashing during a key flight demonstration in front of US Navy and Marine Corpsevaluators.In the competitive demonstrations last year, the first of twoIntegrator vehicles crashed on takeoff from the system’s catapult launcher infront of US Navy and Marine Corps […]

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My Tuesday morning in Toogoolawah

Australian aviation videographer Ross Stenhouse has posted a video of the ScanEagle briefing and demonstration that I and a group of journalists received a couple of Tuesdays ago in Toogoolawah, Australia. The Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle, designed by Aerovel founder Tad McGeer, has become by far the most popular unmanned aircraft system in the size class beneath […]

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Scan Eagle Cutaway and feature

PARIS AIR SHOW: ScanEagle finds ‘sweet spot’ as globally ubiquitous airborne sensor By Stephen Trimble It was 11 years ago when Insitu co-founder Tad McGeer received thetelephone call that launched the unmanned air system that eventuallybecame known as the ScanEagle. Insitu had already demonstrated in 1998 that a low-altitude UAScould cross the Atlantic Ocean on […]

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