All Military UAVs news – Page 35

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    ILA: Partners propel MALE RPAS ambition with full-size mock-up


    ​European industry's drive towards offering a future medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted air system took another step forward on 26 April, with its key partners unveiling a full-scale mock-up of the product.

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    ILA: Airbus, Dassault cement FCAS pact


    ​Airbus Defence & Space and Dassault used the opening day of the ILA Berlin air show to advance their planned collaboration on the development and production of a broad-reaching future combat air system capability.

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    ANALYSIS: UK Royal Navy eyes rotary-wing UAV capability


    The Royal Navy has taken a measured approach to its exploration of UAVs for use in vessel-based operations, but is yet to have a robust capability in either the fixed- or rotary-wing categories. The service operated the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle on a contractor-owned, contractor-operated basis from 2013 to 2017 – ...

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    DARPA approval clears Boeing's transition to new air taxi approach


    Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences is now poised to transition an all-electric version of the XV-24A Lightning Strike to the commercial air taxi market.

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    ANALYSIS: UK 'pleased with progress' of Predator UAV testing


    The UK’s role in the coalition efforts in the Middle East over recent years has led the country to become an operator of a number of discriminating technologies, in particular an armed version of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper UAV. The UK operates a 10-strong fleet of Block ...

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    ANALYSIS: Vanilla Aircraft eyes 10-day flight and first customer


    Ten years after leaving stable jobs at major aerospace manufacturers and thousands of engineering hours later, the founding team of Vanilla Aircraft is on the verge of testing their vision of a long-endurance, diesel engine-powered drone. The company plans to fly its VA001 without refuelling for more than 10 days ...

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    Bench tests start on Russian VRT300 rotary-wing UAV


    Russian Helicopters has begun bench tests of the main systems for the VRT300 rotary-wing unmanned air vehicle being developed by its VR-Technologies design bureau.

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    Trump Administration relaxes policy on armed UAV exports


    ​The Trump Administration loosened restrictions on the marketing and sale of armed unmanned air vehicles by US aerospace manufacturers to foreign nations on 19 April.

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    Dynetics wins DARPA’s Gremlins programme


    ​Dynetics was selected for phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Gremlins programme, an effort to launch and retrieve unmanned aerial vehicles from an aircraft.

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    Volocopter explains urban mobility concept in new video


    German urban air mobility pioneer Volocopter has released new details of a vision for a future network of hubs and ports for air taxis that mainly relies on re-using existing infrastructure to reduce upfront capital costs and ease the path to airspace integration over gridlocked city streets.

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    General Atomics demos Wii-like deck-handling system for MQ-25


    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems demonstrated aircraft carrier deck-handling controls for its MQ-25 tanker bid using a pair of motion-sensing director wands and an Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle as a stand-in for its yet-to-be-built prototype.

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    AeroVironment demonstrates drone guiding missile attack


    AeroVironment demonstrated the ability to use an unmanned aerial vehicle’s camera and sensors to automatically guide a missile drone into a fast-moving unmanned boat.

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    Lockheed's MQ-25 reuses USN fighter engines, landing gear


    ​New details of Lockheed Martin’s bid for the MQ-25 Stingray contract reveal a flying wing unmanned tanker with several key components re-used from aircraft already on board the US Navy’s aircraft carriers.

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    Phantom Works selects Rolls-Royce turbofan to power MQ-25 bid


    ​Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial vehicle prototype is powered by a Rolls-Royce AE 3007N turbofan, Boeing disclosed on 5 April.

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    Potential MQ-4C sale to Germany moves forward


    ​Northrop Grumman’s long courtship with the Germany’s requirement for a high-altitude unmanned air system took another step toward a contract on 5 February.

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    Team Tempest pursues UCAS demonstrator deal


    The UK Ministry of Defence plans to conduct a future test campaign using a low-cost unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator, with the work to build on the lessons learned from previous activities including its BAE Systems-led Taranis programme.

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    US Navy remotely lands F/A-18 Super Hornet on carrier deck


    ​Naval officers aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln demonstrated for the first time the ability to remotely take control of an aircraft and land it on an aircraft carrier’s deck.

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    Raytheon wins deal to develop software controls for UAV swarms


    ​Raytheon BBN is developing technology to direct and control swarms of small, autonomous air and ground vehicles, as part of DARPA’s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics, or OFFSET, programme, the company announced on 26 March.

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    Lockheed's Skunk Works reveals missing link in secret UAV history


    In 2001, Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works secretly flew a flying wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with a roughly 9m (30ft) wingspan with modular wings and a bulbous fuselage as a technology demonstrator for a family of aircraft.

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    DIUx looking for underwater-launched drone design proposals


    ​The Department of Defence’s Silicon Valley-based accelerator, the Defence Innovation Unit Experimental, or DUIx, announced on its website that it is accepting design proposals for an unmanned aerial vehicle that can be launched from underwater.