Boeing Opens UAV Stable at Farnborough

For the first time at an international airshow Boeing dedicated a special display for its newly established UVS unit. At the center was the Phantom Ray stealth UCAV, a technology demonstrator of the a four-tailed, six-engine flying platform built by QinetiQ, designed to experiment...

Israeli, German UAVs Network to Form an Integrated Reconnaissance and Strike Asset

A combined, unmanned reconnaissance and attack system developed under a collaborative program between Germany and israel has recently passed an important milestone, demonstrating the integration of KZO and HAROP unmanned aerial systems over the WABEP network

Switchblade – Miniature Loitering Weapon

During the mid-2000s DARPA, later followed by the U.S. Air Force esearch Lab, promoted research and development of technologies related to the use of miniaturized, loitering aerial weapon systems. One of the programs evolving from these studies was Project Anubis. The objective of the...

Unmanned Monster Vehicles Designed for Heavy Transport

New unmanned vehicles are being proposed to carry heavy cargo mission, such as tanks, armored vehicles and supply logistics over long distances, as well as from ship to shore hauling heavy vehicles and outsized cargo loads. Two concepts were unveiled at AUVSI 07 -...

Miniature Aerial Vehicle MAV

DARPA is conducting an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) program to demonstrate the military application of a backpackable miniature UAV systems operable by an individual dismounted soldier. The program focuses on a miniature design, capable of vertical takeoff and landing, which will be optimize...

G-NIUS Expands Guardium Family with Logistics Carrier Variant

Israel's Unmanned Ground Vehicle's (UGV) pioneer G-NIUS is expanding its Guardium UGV family with a logistics load carrier (Guardium LS) designed to support dismounted infantry units on the battlefield. In the logistics support role, the vehicle can be tele-operated from mobile or portable terminals,...

AFRL to Test a Drone-Swarm Killer HPM

The US Air Force is invests $16 million in further field assessment of Raytheon's Phaser High Power Microwave System outside the continental U.S. The testing phase will span over 12 months in which the Phaser will engage simulated and real unmanned aerial systems threats. The Phaser system developed by Raytheon is designed to combat drone swarms, particularly on attacks such as the recent loitering missiles that struck the Abqaiq oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia.

Germany Defers MALE UAS Acquisition, Leasing Heron TP from Israel

The German armed forces have shelved a plan to buy a new Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in favor of $650 million lease plan for such vehicles, which will commence operations from Israel beginning in 2018.

Eurosatory 2004 – Exhibition Review

New: Eurosatory 2012 preview Eurosatory 2004 is undoubtedly the most important global gathering of land and land-air defense equipment manufacturers. This year, the event attracted some 45,000 visitors and 977 exhibitors from 45 countries. 124 official delegations also attended the exhibition and its associated conferences....

Aerovironment selected by DARPA to continue developing a persistent naval UAV

AeroVironment Inc. announced today the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the company and its industry team to follow its successful phase I concept design effort with preliminary design for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN).

Micro-Onyx

Micro Onyx introduced by Atair Aerospace is a miniature, autonomously guided parafoil system developed for the precision emplacement of unattended ground sensors and deployment of small munitions from UAVs. The system supports payloads of up to 20 lbs. (9 kg) Micro Onyx uses collision...

Watchkeeper Receives Type Design Assurance

Thales UK yesterday announced that its Watchkeeper Unmanned Air System (UAS) has received a Statement of Type Design Assurance (STDA) from the UK’s Military Aviation Authority (MAA). This statement is a key component of the process that allows the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD)...

Loitering Autonomous Weapons

Start < Page 8 of 11 > The theory of aerial dominating weapons is not new, but sofar its implementation remained limited by current technology to few, specific contingencies, such as the Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD), where targets could be clearly identified and pursued with...

Empowered by the Swarm

Start < Page 10 of 11 > In the future, small UAVs could be programmed to adapt natural flock and swarm operational concepts, such as used by bees and hornets. Flocks of such small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are already helping engineers to develop smart swarming strategies...

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