Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS)

This category covers all flying unmanned vehicles, from loyal wingmen and Attritable Aircraft, Remote Carriers, Cargo Carrying Platforms, ISR Platforms, High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE), to Medium Altitude (MALE) and Tactical and Small Tactical UAS (STUAS), mini and nano UAS. This category also covers loitering weapons, features smarm technology, and Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T). You are invited to join our community on:

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Switzerland Selects the Israeli Hermes 900 for its Future Drone

Switzerland has selected the Hermes 900 Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as the successor for IAI/Ruag Ranger UAV that has been in service with the Swiss Air Force since 2001. The first drones under the $280 million acquisition plan will be delivered by 2017

Israel Air Force opts for drones over attack helicopters

Israel has phased out the AH-1S Cobra helicopter gunship, in favour of using more drones, the Reuters news agency reports. The increasing reliance on unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) has evolved through the years, as the unmanned aircraft assumed increasingly complex missions, and proved themselves as an indispensable asset in the continuous war against terror along and beyond Israel's borders.

New drones demonstrate innovative maritime applications at AUVSI 2014

AUVSI 2014 Photo Report - all photos by Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

Hybrid Quadrotor Debut at AUVSI 2014

A new 'hybrid Quadrotor' concept developed by Latitude Engineering has been applied to several fixed-wing UAV systems, converting them into vertical take-off and landing capable,...

Lockheed Martin Unveils the Vector Hawk

Lockheed Martin unveiled today a family of small unmanned aerial vehicle, part of the line of Small UAS line. The mini-drone dubbed 'Vector Hawk'...

IAI Delivers 13 ArrowLite Micro-UAVs systems to the US DOD

IAI unveiled a new micro-UAV at AUVSI 2014 - the ArrowLite. The vehicle was designed, developed and manufactured by IAI's US subsidiary Stark Aerospace,...

Yamaha, Northrop Grumman to tailor a Rotary UAV for the US Market

Northrop Grumman and Yamaha Motor Corp., are working jointly to develop and market a small, unmanned and autonomous helicopter based on Yamaha's existing product...

Airbus invites partners to test mission payloads with Zephyr 8 ‘Pseudo-Satellite’

Airbus Defence and Space has launched a High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) program developing a commercial variant of the world record setting Zephyr 7...

US Navy Requests Industry Proposals for Carrier-Operable Drones

Future drone attacks could be more pervasive and less constrained by access permissions and host country support, once the US Navy goal to integrate...

GAO tells Air Force: Improve Service Conditions for Drone Pilots

Since 2008 the US Air Force has more than tripled the number of its active-duty pilots flying Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) - including General...

World First: Neuron UCAV flying in formation with Rafale, Falcon 7X

On March 20, 2014 Dassault Aviation has performed a unique formation flight in which the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) was flown in formation...

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