All Civil UAVs articles – Page 24

  • Coyote UAV Raytheon

    FARNBOROUGH: Raytheon Coyote to enter next stage of swarming tests


    Raytheon is planning ship-based swarm testing of its Coyote unmanned air vehicle in the coming weeks, under a research programme funded by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR).

  • News

    FARNBOROUGH: AUDS anti-UAV system makes air show debut


    Unwanted drones will be in the crosshairs at the Farnborough air show, with the AUDS consortium showcasing its counter-unmanned air vehicle system.

  • News

    GA ASI starts assembling first new Predator B variant


    ​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

    US Reaper pilot shortage prompts UK to consider sovereign training capability


    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

    BlueBird reveals enhanced variant of SpyLite UAV


    ​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

    German Heron TP to follow in Israel’s footsteps


    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.

  • NASA drone

    FAA finalises rule allowing small drones access to US airspace


    ​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 picks Lockheed, Raytheon for swarming UAS tests


    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

    Dynetics unveils new glide bomb with 16kg warhead


    ​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.

    Osprey radar selected for MQ-8C Fire Scout


    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

    JAGM beats Hellfire capability in early live-fire test


    ​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

    ILA: General Atomics still hopeful Germany will adopt Predator B


    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

    UK air strike data shows scale of involvement in Iraq and Syria


    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


    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

    Raytheon offers Phalanx weapon for counter-UAV system


    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

    UAVs and MSA carry out Spanish self-separation tests


    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


    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

    Neuron programme extended to include maritime testing


    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

    USN to deploy new tube-launched UAV


    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

    ANALYSIS: Taranis developers reveal test flight specifics


    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.