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  • US Army sells cancelled LEMV airship to original designer


    ​The US Army confirms it transferred in mid-October a deflated airship previously known as the long-endurance multi-intelligence vehicle (LEMV) to the original designer – Cardington, UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV).


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  • VIDEO: Company releases helicopter-ambulance test flight video


    ​Advanced Tactics, a small aerospace company based in El Segundo, California, has released a video of its first test...


  • US Army opens acquisition for counter-UAS weapon system


    ​Concerned about the emerging threat of unmanned aircraft, the US Army is canvassing American defence contractors for...


  • California start-up readies first flight of roadable, VTOL vehicle


    California-based Advanced Tactics plans to attempt the first flight test in a few weeks of the Black Knight...


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  • VIDEO: Company releases helicopter-ambulance test flight video

    News | 08 May 2014 14:36 | Erik Schechter

    ​Advanced Tactics, a small aerospace company based in El Segundo, California, has released a video of its first test flight of the Black Knight Transformer, an unmanned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle that morphs into an ambulance in order to evacuate wounded troops from an urban battlefield.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Company-releases-helicopter-ambulance-test-flight-video-399051/
  • ANALYSIS: Industry takes hope as FAA challenges UAV ruling

    News | 07 May 2014 11:38 | Erik Schechter

    ​To Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials, aerial videographer Raphael “Trappy” Pirker was a scofflaw with a 2.27kg (5lb) Ritewing Zephyr II glider and a mounted GoPro camera.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Industry-takes-hope-as-FAA-challenges-UAV-ruling-398399/
  • US Army opens acquisition for counter-UAS weapon system

    News | 24 Mar 2014 17:08 | Erik Schechter

    ​Concerned about the emerging threat of unmanned aircraft, the US Army is canvassing American defence contractors for information on systems that can detect, classify and destroy drones of varying sizes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Army-opens-acquisition-for-counter-UAS-weapon-system-397350/
  • California start-up readies first flight of roadable, VTOL vehicle

    News | 21 Jan 2014 18:20 | Erik Schechter

    California-based Advanced Tactics plans to attempt the first flight test in a few weeks of the Black Knight Transformer, an unmanned vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed for the medical evacuation mission.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/California-start-up-readies-first-flight-of-roadable-VTOL-vehicle-395085/
  • ​New document offers glimpse of DOD’s unmanned future

    News | 30 Dec 2013 20:36 | Erik Schechter

    A US Department of Defense planning document released last week contains a vignette showing how unmanned systems could be deployed in a future conflict with a fictitious enemy state resembling in some ways Iran.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-document-offers-glimpse-of-DODs-unmanned-future-394462/
  • SOCOM seeks runway-independent UAV

    News | 20 Dec 2013 15:58 | Erik Schechter

    US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is canvassing the aerospace industry for information on expeditionary Group 3 unmanned aerial vehicles that are “runway independent,” according to SOCOM spokesman U.S. Navy Captain Kevin Aandahl.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SOCOM-seeks-runway-independent-UAV-394362/