Leonardo details powertrain and airframe upgrades to AWHero
Leonardo has disclosed a series of updates to its 200kg (440lb)-class AWHero rotary-wing unmanned air system (RUAS), including a new powertrain and changes to the airframe to boost payload capacity.
US Air Force denies report of AI-powered UAV attacking operator
The Pentagon says the US Air Force pilot in charge of artificial intelligence testing misspoke when he reported that an AI-enabled drone went rogue and attacked its operator, in defiance of orders.
Primordial Labs demos voice command technology for small UAVs
The developmental system known as Anura could allow military operators to direct unmanned aerial vehicles using voice prompts, rather than having to fly them with a physical control station.
US Army advances four designs in new UAV development effort
Four manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles have progressed in the US Army Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial System competition to replace the Textron RQ-7B Shadow reconnaissance platform.
Boeing’s autonomous fighter jet makes first appearance in USA
The Boeing MQ-28 Ghost Bat, a collaboration between the American airframer and the Royal Australian Air Force, has arrived in the USA for the first time for unspecified testing.
China promotes armed WJ-700, airborne EW kits at Langkawi show
Chinese companies are promoting a range of systems for developing nations, including an armed China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) WJ-700 unmanned air vehicle (UAV) and electronic warfare (EW) kits for helicopters and aircraft.
USAF tests anti-drone swarm energy weapon
The Air Force Research Laboratory says it successfully defeated a so-called “drone swarm” in recent tests using a microwave energy system.
Ukraine war proves case for loitering munitions and counter-UAS defences
Early investments into offensive and defensive unmanned aerial vehicle technologies are paying off for first movers in the space, as the systems prove valuable on the battlefields of Ukraine.
Insitu sees market for Integrator VTOL in Asia-Pacific
Insitu, the Boeing-owned developer of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), sees opportunities in the Asia-Pacific for the new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability designed for its Integrator UAV.
Kratos confident of ‘leadership position’ in developing autonomous jet aircraft
While the American technology developer is much smaller than massive competitors in the defence sector, Kratos executives say they enjoy a sizeable lead over legacy aerospace manufacturers in developing a cheap, pilotless jet aircraft.