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Teal Predicts $100 Billion Military Spending on Drones, UCAVs over 10...

A new market study predicts $100 billion in military spending on UAS research, development, procurement and payloads. With classified programs making about a third of the volume, unmanned system operations are becoming more substantial than ever before.

Autonomous Strike – a New Milestone in Manned-Unmanned Teaming

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and the US Air Force successfully demonstrated the teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft in combat missions as part of the Air Force's "Loyal wingman" concept

Clearing MTCR Obstacle, India Requests the US to Supply Weaponized Drones

India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) issued a letter of request (LoR) to the United States on 17 June to procure 22 multi-mission General Atomics Guardian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Indian Navy. The Guardian is a maritime variant of the Predator B. India is requesting the sale of these drones via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route.

Kratos Demonstrates Cooperation of 2 UCAVs with Manned Aircraft

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced this week the completion of a second test flight of a jet-powered unmanned aerial combat vehicle (UCAV) on November 23, 2015. the flight that took place on the US Navy test range at China Lake, CA involved a newly developed jet-powered drone developed by Kratos, and a US Navy/Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier manned jet fighter.

Thales Expands Watchkeeper, Offering WK-X for Export

Thales is introducing an export variant of its Watchkeeper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), originally developed for the UK. The first export contract being pursued by the company is Poland, seeking a UAV solution for its military forces.

US Navy demonstrates carrier-based manned-unmanned cooperation

The first series of manned/unmanned operations on board USS Theodore Roosevelt began when the ship launched an F/A-18 and an X-47B. After an eight-minute flight, the X-47B executed an arrested landing, folded its wings and taxied out of the landing area. The deck-based operator used newly developed deck handling control to manually move the aircraft out of the way of other aircraft, allowing the F/A-18 to touch down close behind the X-47B's recovery

Taranis UCAV demonstrates stealth capabilities

BAE Systems and the British MOD have completed second phase of flight testing, which included flight evaluations of the unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) low observable (stealth) capabilities. According to BAE Systems, during this latest set of trials Taranis flew in a fully ‘stealthy’ configuration, making it virtually invisible to radar.

British Taranis Stealth UCAV is Expanding Flight Envelope over Australia

Last week the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and BAE Systems confirmed that the Taranis stealthy Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator surpassed all...

UK, France to Invest £120 million in a Joint UCAV Study

The UK and France have agreed to strengthen defence cooperation following a Summit at RAF Brize Norton today. A communiqué signed by the Prime Minister...

Taranis UCAV Makes Maiden Flight

The BAE Systems Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator has made its maiden flight and is currently conducting initial flight trials, the UK...

Iran’s Shahed-129 Combat Drone to Enter Serial Production

The Islamic Republic of Iran has launched the mass-production of the indigenously developed Shahed 129 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was unveiled in September...

UAE Drone Maker Plans to Convert Russian Superlight Choppers into UCAVs

ADCOM, an unmanned systems developer from the UAE is teaming with the Russian helicopter designer Berkut Aero design bureau to turn the Russian designed...

Britain is stepping up the Taranis UCAV development

The concept demonstrator of the British unmanned air combat vehicle (UCAV)  has been delivered to a flight test site in Australia and is scheduled...

Defense-Update Paris Airshow VideoReport

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6YeIEjEd-g?rel=0] The 50th Paris Airshow presented a great opportunity for aviation professionals, to explore the new trends in the aerospace market. On the military...
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