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Predator B ER Spreads Bigger Wings

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted recently the longest flight of Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) Long Wing, retrofitted with improved long-endurance wings with greater internal fuel capacity and additional hard points for carrying external stores. The long wings are the first components to be produced as part of GA-ASI’s Certifiable Predator B (CPB) development project, which will lead to a certifiable production aircraft in early 2018.

Spain To fly Predator B Reaper Drones

The government of Spain has selected General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) to deliver Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems to the Spanish Air Force....

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.

Northrop Grumman and Aerovironment are developing a new naval drone for...

DARPA is expecting to complete risk reduction studies in September, and select one of two competing designs for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (MALE UAS), to demonstrate drone operations from small and medium naval vessels by 2017.

Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs

The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The manufacturer, Piaggio Aerospace will deliver three UAS systems – 6 air vehicles and 3 ground control stations – complete with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) configuration to the Italian Air Force in early 2016.

Orion UAS breaks flight endurance record on 80 hour mission

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that it has filed for an official world endurance record following an 80 hour flight by its Orion unmanned aircraft system (UAS). However, Despite the impressive performance of the system, the US Air Force is not interested in buying more systems

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

Iran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’

Iran reported today its air defense forces have downed an Israeli unmanned aircraft possibly a previously unknown, stealth model. The aircraft was intercepted by a surface-to-air missile. "A pilotless Israeli spy plane was shot down after it was traced and intercepted by the IRGC Aerospace Force," a statement by the Iranian Republican Guards Corps' (IRGC) announced.

French Army could expand UAS choices

A new drone war has heating up in France, as authorities are gearing up for the long awaited Request for Proposal of the Système de Drones Tactiques (SDT) - 30 a tactical drone systems that would replace the Sperwer UAS by 2019.

First Flight of the Orion Mega MALE Drone

Aurora Flight Sciences Orion UAS has made its first flight last month, on August 24, 2013 the Orion took off from an unnamed airfield...

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...

Piaggio Aero Unveils Hammerhead P-11HH Unmanned MALE Aircraft

Piaggio Aero Industries unveiled at the 2013 Paris Air Show today, the Piaggio Aero P.1HH “HammerHead”- Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The P.1HH HammerHead technological...

European Aerospace Industries Call For a European MALE Program

Paris, Le Bourget: European aerospace industries and defense establishments are promoting pan-European collaboration in launching a collaborative development of Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE)...

DARPA’s Future MALE Drones to Operate From Littoral Combat Ships

DARPA wants to introduce a new class of MALE UAS that will be able to deploy from destroyer and frigate size vessels, such as the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-2),extending the Naval ISR and strike capabilities to deploy faster and farther, anywhere in the world
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