All Civil UAVs news – Page 23

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    GA ASI starts assembling first new Predator B variant

    2016-07-07T00:30:11Z

    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA ASI) has started assembling the fuselage and systems of a new variant of the Predator B unmanned air system (UAS) that is designed to meet existing airworthiness requirements.

  • USAF MQ-9 at Holloman AFB - Beth Stevenson
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    US Reaper pilot shortage prompts UK to consider sovereign training capability

    2016-06-30T09:25:34Z

    As the number of slots available to foreign allies at the US Air Force’s unmanned air vehicle training school continues to be limited, the UK is considering establishing its own domestic capability, ahead of a planned acquisition of a new fleet of remotely-piloted aircraft.

  • SpyLite - BlueBird
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    BlueBird reveals enhanced variant of SpyLite UAV

    2016-06-29T13:05:47Z

    ​BlueBird has unveiled a new version of its SpyLite mini unmanned air vehicle, which the company says can perform covert surveillance missions in GPS-denied and jamming conditions.

  • Heron Thales NATO datalink test - IAI
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    German Heron TP to follow in Israel’s footsteps

    2016-06-29T10:53:26Z

    The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP unmanned air vehicle that is due to be supplied to Germany will be in a similar configuration to the one used by the Israeli air force (IAF), it has been revealed.

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    FAA finalises rule allowing small drones access to US airspace

    2016-06-21T23:51:42Z

    ​The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 21 June finalised a new set of regulations to allow small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) weighing less than 24.9kg (55lb) access after late August to a terrain-hugging pocket of the national airspace.

  • DARPA CODE UAV - DARPA
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    DARPA picks Lockheed, Raytheon for swarming UAS tests

    2016-06-15T14:18:54Z

    Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have been awarded contracts by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the next phase of a project to develop collaborative control technology for unmanned air systems.

  • Dynetics SGM
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    Dynetics unveils new glide bomb with 16kg warhead

    2016-06-14T18:15:33Z

    ​Alabama-based Dynetics has unveiled a design for a 27kg-class guided bomb with a warhead significantly larger than even heavier munitions, such as the 50kg-class Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire.

  • MQ-8C. Northrop Grumman.
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    Osprey radar selected for MQ-8C Fire Scout

    2016-06-10T15:25:27Z

    Leonardo’s recently revealed Osprey 30 lightweight active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar has been selected by the US Navy for integration on the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle.

  • JAGM
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    JAGM beats Hellfire capability in early live-fire test

    2016-06-02T19:47:56Z

    ​The US Army has proven in a recent live-fire test that a MQ-1 Gray Eagle with a Lockheed Martin joint air to ground missile (JAGM) can beat the capability offered today by the AGM-114 Hellfire against moving targets.

  • MQ-9 at ILA 2016 - BillyPix
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    ILA: General Atomics still hopeful Germany will adopt Predator B

    2016-06-01T12:51:14Z

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicle has made a rare appearance at ILA, as the manufacturer hopes the German government will reconsider the ubiquitous type despite the selection of a rival system this year.

  • RAF Typhoon Dubai 2015 - BillyPix
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    UK air strike data shows scale of involvement in Iraq and Syria

    2016-05-31T09:22:41Z

    Figures released by the UK government show 43 air strikes have been carried out in Syria by the Royal Air Force under its Operation Shader since offensive activities were extended into the country in December: only a fraction of the total since the campaign began over Iraq in September 2014.

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    ILA: Germany continues to retain sovereignty over UAV fleet

    2016-05-27T09:30:50Z

    April saw Airbus Defence & Space celebrate 10 years since its Barracuda unmanned air vehicle test had performed its first autonomous take-off in Murcia, Spain. But while the German-Spanish programme was once touted as a competitor to the Dassault-led pan-European Neuron unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator programme, Barracuda’s most ...

  • Phalanx - Raytheon
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    Raytheon offers Phalanx weapon for counter-UAV system

    2016-05-26T10:06:01Z

    Raytheon is touting the use of its Phalanx air defence system alongside a laser to counter unmanned air vehicles that pose a threat to navy vessels.

  • Ariadna E300 test - Indra
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    UAVs and MSA carry out Spanish self-separation tests

    2016-05-24T14:58:51Z

    Two unmanned air vehicles have flown alongside a manned aircraft from a Spanish airport for the first time, under an Indra-led effort to demonstrate safe separation between the two types in controlled airspace.

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    ​Aurora expands LightningStrike testing, eyes FVL

    2016-05-19T17:14:19Z

    Aurora Flight Sciences sees its victory over Boeing, Sikorsky and Karem Aircraft for the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s $89 million “VTOL X-Plane” flight test programme as a strategic win that positions it well to someday compete in the Army’s Future Vertical Lift programme.

  • Dassault Neuron
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    Neuron programme extended to include maritime testing

    2016-05-19T12:03:31Z

    France's DGA defence procurement agency has begun new testing of the Neuron unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator in a maritime environment, which will be extended to include involvement of the French navy’s aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.

  • Puma AE thumb - AeroVironment
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    USN to deploy new tube-launched UAV

    2016-05-18T14:56:29Z

    The US Navy is to deploy a newly developed tube-launched unmanned air vehicle, able to launch from below or above the surface of the ocean from either a manned or unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV).

  • Taranis Typhoon - BAE Systems
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    ANALYSIS: Taranis developers reveal test flight specifics

    2016-05-16T12:03:26Z

    Despite having performed a maiden sortie some three years ago, details remain sketchy on the flight-test campaign of the BAE Systems Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator.

  • RAF Reaper - Crown Copyright
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    UK committee urges more legal clarity on overseas UAV strikes

    2016-05-11T15:30:55Z

    An inquiry into the UK government’s targeted killings overseas using unmanned air vehicles has concluded that more clarification is needed to distinguish the legal boundaries between armed conflicts and counter-terrorism operations.

  • Skystar 300 aerostat - RT Systems
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    Elta reveals new payload for aerostat ops

    2016-05-11T09:15:48Z

    ​Elta has introduced a new aerostat-specific payload in response to the growing demand for advanced persistent sensors to monitor sensitive areas.