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Drone Anti-Collision System Completes Operational Test

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) completed operational flight tests of Detect and Avoid (DAA) systems using Due Regard Radar (DRR) systems on board its GA-ASI Predator B drones. The tests confirmed that the DAA system provided the RPA pilot with a clear picture of surrounding air traffic, at least as good as 'eyes in the cockpit' of a manned aircraft.

Reccelite Pods to Fly on Italian Predator Bs

Italy is integrating the Israeli Reccelite tactical reconnaissance pod on its US-made General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) Predator B/ MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems. Integration tests are already underway and fielding of the new configuration is expected next year.

Jordan is Seeking to Aquire Chinese Armed Drones

China is offering to sell Jordan missile-firing drones to fight the Islamic State terror army. China has recently expanded its UAV offering to include armed versions. In the absence of alternatives from market leading suppliers in the USA and Israel, China and Turkey are both pursuing armed UAV requests from the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Nigeria. According to press reports, some were already sold to Saudi Arabia in 2014.

Pakistan Withdraws Bid for Drones over ‘Legal Implications’

U.S. drone attacks on in North-East Pakistan, south of the Afghan border, are one of the sour points between Islamabad and Washington. According to...

HardwareWall to Secure Predator and Reaper Ground Control Systems

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has received the first delivery of the Boeing tactical cross-domain technology, also known as eXMeritus HardwareWall, designed to improve...

U.S. Air Force to Receive a More Powerful ‘Predator C Plus’

The U.S. Air force has awarded General Atomics a contract to build a third prototype of the stealthy Predator C Avenger unmanned aircraft. General Atomics has already built two such aircraft and is planning to build two more, at least one is now being funded by the U.S. Government. According to David A. Fulghum of Aviation Week, these new ‘Avenger’ versions will be more powerful and will carry more payloads than the first two prototype competed in 2009. A second Avenger flew for the first time in April 2010. The Air Force has allocated $15 million for the first aircraft but the program is expected to grow in size.

Spyware may have Compromised Killer Drones Missions

A computer 'Keylogger' spyware (virus) has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging every keystroke pilots were doing while remotely flying their missions over Afghanistan and other warzones. The virus was first detected nearly two weeks ago by the Creech Air Force base security; however, the virus resisted multiple efforts to remove it from Creech’s computers, network security specialists say.

U.S. Air Force receives the Last Predator

On March 3, 2011 the U.S. Air Force accepted MQ-1 Predator tail number 268, the last manufactured for the service. Col. James Beissner, Air...

Miniaturizing the Aerial Weapons

The capability of armed forces to employ 'Kinetic effects' by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have evolved in the past decade from science fiction into reality. Soon...

MQ-9 Reaper Lost in the California Desert

An MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft operating under the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio crashed yesterday in the Mojave desert area, north...

ITT Introduces a New Wide Area Airborne Surveillance (WAAS) Capabilities

ITT is introducing new Wide Area Airborne Surveillance (WAAS) sensor architecture and a special WAAS payload at the AUVSI 2010 exhibition opened today in Denver,...

Predator Crash on a Training Mission Due to Human Error

A U.S. Air Combat Command accident investigation board determined the cause of a crash of a Predator MQ-1 B unmanned aerial vehicle at Southern...

Sky Warrior Moves into Production to Equip the U.S. Army ER/MP...

As production of Predator A winding, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) shifts to the production of the new Sky Warrior MQ-1C model designed for...

Sky Warrior Evaluation Unit Deploys to Iraq

The U.S. Army has begun operating the Sky Warrior MQ-1C drone in Iraq. The aircraft are operating as part of a Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) unit...
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