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S70 Okhotnik Flies MUM-T with Su-57
Sukhoi and the Russian Ministry of Defense have flown the S-70 Okhotnik unmanned aerial vehicle with Su-57 fifth-generation fighter aircraft for the first time. The flight that laster 30 minutes as part of the ongoing test program. On this flight, Okhotnik flew with a full avionics configuration in an automated mode.
Russian Okhotnik-B Combat Drone (UCAV) Makes its First Flight
The Russian Su-70 Okhotnik-B (Hunter) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau, has made its maiden flight on Saturday, August...
DEFEXPO 2018 – Aerospace Highlights
Models of India's future hope for indigenous airpower: Ghatak stealth combat UAV and Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) on display at DEFEXPO 2018. Other models included Airborne Early Warning (AEW) platforms and the Advanced Air Defence missile, part of India's strategic missile defense network, can be seen in the background.
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...