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  • Predator training base sees rising demand for services


    ​Predator squadron commanders at Holloman AFB in New Mexico, the air force's primary training base for what it prefers to call remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) crews, are aware that demand for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1 Predator pilots may wane in coming years.


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  • Predator B demonstrates ability to automatically avoid air traffic


    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has come a step closer to developing a viable sense and avoid (SAA) system...


  • Army aviation restructuring moves forward


    ​The US Army has started executing a plan that will lead to a historic reshaping and downsizing of a war-weary aviation...


  • British Army praises performance of Watchkeeper during debut deployment


    ​A leading figure in the British Army’s unmanned air vehicles operations has praised the first deployment of the...


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  • Predator B demonstrates ability to automatically avoid air traffic

    News | 26 Nov 2014 14:30 | Dan Parsons

    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has come a step closer to developing a viable sense and avoid (SAA) system for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), a major requirement for UAVs to share the US national airspace with manned aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Predator-B-demonstrates-ability-to-automatically-avoid-air-traffic-406464/
  • Army aviation restructuring moves forward

    News | 25 Nov 2014 21:16 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Army has started executing a plan that will lead to a historic reshaping and downsizing of a war-weary aviation branch even as it attempts to upgrade its capabilities at the same time it cuts more than $12 billion in spending over the next five years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Army-aviation-restructuring-moves-forward-406481/
  • British Army praises performance of Watchkeeper during debut deployment

    News | 17 Nov 2014 18:23 | Beth Stevenson

    ​A leading figure in the British Army’s unmanned air vehicles operations has praised the first deployment of the force’s new Elbit Systems/Thales WK450 Watchkeeper system, during which it was involved in three-way UAV operations to offer cueing and intelligence to the US Marine Corps in Afghanistan.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/British-Army-praises-performance-of-Watchkeeper-during-debut-deployment-406159/
  • Italy describes desires for upgraded Reaper fleet

    News | 17 Nov 2014 18:23 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Italian air force has confirmed that it is in the process of acquiring the Rafael Reccelite reconnaissance pod and has its sights sets on the Selex ES Seaspray 7500E radar to upgrade its fleet of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Italy-describes-desires-for-upgraded-Reaper-fleet-406165/
  • US Marines in market for Reaper-sized UAS

    News | 14 Nov 2014 17:25 | Dan Parsons

    The US Marine Corps, which has largely relied on small tactical and hand-launched unmanned air systems, announced recently it is in the market for a larger, long-endurance type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Marines-in-market-for-Reaper-sized-UAS-406099/
  • ​RAF Reaper performs first Hellfire strike in Iraq

    News | 11 Nov 2014 11:13 | Beth Stevenson

    The UK Royal Air Force has conducted the first air strike using one of its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, following the type's deployment in support of the anti-extremist mission last month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Reaper-performs-first-Hellfire-strike-in-Iraq-405894/