Seoul is buying US and Israeli drones

Seoul plans to spend 40 billion won (US$36.5 million) buying three Heron I MALE drones from Israel. The drones will support the frontline corps along the northwestern border with North Korea

Solar HALE Drones Turn into Atmospheric Satellites

While DARPA refocuses its SOLAR HALE ambitions, a privately funded company is determined to launch a solar drone into an 'atmospheric orbit', tapping evolving...

Northrop Grumman displays MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance drone in the UK

After avoiding high profile, expensive events such as the Paris Airshow, Northrop Grumman opted to become one of the principal industry sponsors at the 19th...

Global-Hawk, Joint STARS Share Target Tracks on First Joint Mission

Sharing of Ground Moving Target (GMTI) data between a Global Hawk Block 40 unmanned aircraft E-8C Joint STARS aircraft is paving the way for increased precision in target acquisition, improved target tracking and the ability to extend the surveillance coverage area without dependence on ground segments.

Modified Phantom-Eye Doubles Endurance, Altitude on Second Test Flight

Boeing's liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its second flight Feb. 25. On its second flight the modified drone achieved more than twice the flight duration and altitude, compared to the first flight which lasted only 28 minutes.

Global Hawk Gains Traction in Asia

The Japanese government has embarked on a plan to acquire the Global Hawk a high-altitude, long-distance (HALE) unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft from the United States. South Korea is also interested in buying the drone, though higher than expected costs cooled Seoul's enthusiasm about the system.

Phantom Eye Damaged After First Flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

New X-Drone to Test Advanced Wing Design for Future HALE UAS

A new X-Plane designed and developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works is expected to fly this year, exploring new wing designs leading to the future development of slender, lightweight, high-aspect-ratio wings for use with high flying UAVs.

USAF Cancels Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk

Few months after declaring the latest model Global Hawk intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) unmanned aircraft 'operational' the United States Air Force has announced it has decided to discontinue any further procurement of the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk drones.

South Korea Puts Global Hawk Buy On Hold

A major multi-million deal to sell South Korea four Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs has been placed on hold, possibly for another year as Seoul is looking at alternatives.

HQ-4 Xianglong UAV Ready for Flight

The Chinese Xianglong 'Soaring Dragon' UAV was recently seen at Chengdu seemingly prepared for the first test flight. The Soaring Dragon uses an innovative...

HALE-D High Altitude Airship Crashed in Ohio

A large blimp launched by Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army, has crashed into a thick wood area in a rural section of Greene...

Phantom-Eye Prepares for First Flight by this Summer

The Boeing Company Phantom Eye High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned airborne system completed 12 days of ground vibration and structural mode interaction tests...

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