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Amphibious Ships Transformed Into Aircraft Carriers Debut in Asia-Pacific

The planned arrival of amphibious support ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) in the Pacific Ocean introduces a new capability for amphibious support ships carrying the F-35B fifth-generation stealth fighters without relying on large aircraft carriers. Apart from the American LHD, both Japan and South Korea are interested in the new potential mating STOVL fighters with flat-deck helicopter carriers. Both countries already acquired the conventional take-off variant (F-35A), and consider operating the Short Take-Off / Vertical Landing (STOVL) B version from ships.

Sweden, Denmark Opt for PUMA AE, Wasp Mini-UAVs

Above: Wasp Launch. Photo: AeroVironment Sweden and Denmark both selected the PUMA AE for Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TAC-UAS) to support their deployed forces in Afghanistan....

U.S. Air Force Welcomes Wasp AE for the BATMAV Program with...

The U.S. Air Force has included AeroVironment’s new WASP AE to its Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle (BATMAV) program. This inclusion enabled the...

UVision unveils ‘Blade Arrow’ Precision Attack Munition (PAM) at the Singapore...

The Blade Arrow Precision Attack Munition (PAM) was unveiled today by UVision Air Ltd. five years after being first demonstrated. The PAM concept brings...

F-35B Performs First Landing at Sea

The F-35B Short Take Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) fighter performs a first vertical landing on a ship deck, as part of the initial ship trials for the F-35B which started Monday October 3, 2011 and is expected to last two-weeks.

Missile or UAV? UVision Introduces the WASP

UVision has introduced the WASP - a personal, mini UAV that has performance characteristics of a missile, with versatility, user control and reusability of a UAV.

French Military Receive New Small, Mini and Micro Drones

The French forces have received three new SDTI drones, the new production units were ordered in August 2009 under as part of a €...

Wasp III (BATMAV) Micro UAV

Weighing only one pound (430 gr.), Wasp III has a wing span of 2.375 ft (72 cm). Wasp III Micro unmanned aircraft sytems from...

Persistent ‘Perch and Stare’ Wasp Micro-UAV Derivative

AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) has received funding for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) capable of performing “hover/perch and stare” missions. The new system...

Wasp III MAVs for Marine Corps’ Platoons

The US Marine Corps selected the 'Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle' (BATMAV) system for its 'Tier I' micro UAV requirement. Sofar the corps was...

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