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Reaper ER Extends RPA Missions to +33 Hours

An extended range variant of the MQ-9 Predator B (Reaper ER) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) has been operationally fielded by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) last month, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced.

Spain Allocates €171 Million to Buy Four ‘Megadrones’

Spain has decided to buy four Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) drones for its air force. According to the Ministry of Defense announcement made on thursday in Madrid, the Government allocated €25 million ($27 million) in the 2016 budget to fund the acquisition of the first system. Both US madse MQ-9 and Israeli Heron TP are considered.

Unmanned and autonomous – deep in the ocean and swarming in...

The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) unveiled some of the most advanced unmanned and autonomous systems developed today, that could introduce new concepts of warfare in the years to come.

Netherlands to field four MQ-9 Reaper drones by 2017

The US is moving forward with the sale of four General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to the Netherlands. The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will begin receiving the new drones in 2016 and expects to have the first unit operational in 2017.

US Navy Requests Industry Proposals for Carrier-Operable Drones

Future drone attacks could be more pervasive and less constrained by access permissions and host country support, once the US Navy goal to integrate...

Enhanced Payload Supports Real-Time Targeting for Geo-Targeted Weapons

The Raytheon Company and General Atomics have integrated an advanced targeting capability into the U.S. Army's Common Sensor Payload (CSP) airborne intelligence, surveillance and...

Improved Gray Eagle Flies Over 45 Hours Non-Stop

  General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced  the successful completion of the first of two planned U.S. Army endurance demonstration flights with its Improved Gray Eagle (IGE) aircraft....

US Navy Awards UCLASS Studies Amid Debate on Performance

The US Navy has launched a series of preliminary studies expected to lead toward the services’ decision on a future carrier-borne drone currently known...

Improving the Army’s Gray Eagle (MQ-1C)

An enhanced version of the MQ-1C version of General Atomics' Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) took to the air July 26, 2013 at the company’s...

GA-ASI Touts Exportable Version of MQ-9

Following its successful penetration of the French market, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) is planning to introduce an exportable, certifiable variant of its...

France Opts for U.S. Reapers

France has decided to buy two MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) drones from the USA, to extend the strategic reconnaissance capability of the...

Heron, Reaper and Hermes 900 Compete for Canada’s Arctic mission

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned air system (UAS), General Atomics Reaper and Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 are among three platforms eyed for a Canadian tender to supply an advanced system for operation in the Arctic.

Heron, Reaper and Hermes 900 Compete for Canada’s Arctic mission

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned air system (UAS), General Atomics Reaper and Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 are among three platforms eyed for a Canadian tender to supply an advanced system for operation in the Arctic.

US Navy to Review Four Designs for UCLASS; Plans Fielding Within...

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to issue four firm-fixed-price contracts for Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle.
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