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Defense-Update Paris Airshow VideoReport

The 50th Paris Airshow presented a great opportunity for aviation professionals, to explore the new trends in the aerospace market. On the military side,...

nEUROn: Toward a European UCAV

A Dassault Aviation production reviewing the long and complex development program of the nEUROn unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) developed by a pan-European team...

A UN Report on the Legal, Moral and Ethical Implications of...

A report report on the legal, moral and ethical implications of the use of Lethal Autonomous Robotics (LAR) submitted to the by Christof...

China’s Lijian UCAV “Sharp Sword” spotted taxiing

China’s first jet-powered stealth unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), the Lijian or “Sharp Sword,” was recently spotted undergoing taxiing tests in China.

First Unmanned Aircraft Launch from Carrier – A Moment in History

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the...

Lockheed Martin Unveils Concept Design for a Carrier-Based Drone (UCLASS)

Lockheed Martin unveiled today the concept design of the company's Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) air vehicle, that integrates technologies from F-35C, RQ-170 and other systems to provide persistent ISR and light strike capabilities.

Boeing’s Concept Design for a Naval Manned/Unmanned Strike Fighter

Boeing's next generation multi-role strike fighter could be built in manned or unmanned versions. The F/A-XX is addressing a US Navy requirement for a future fighter that will be designed for anti-access/area denied (A2AD) operational environment

US Navy to Review Four Designs for UCLASS; Plans Fielding Within...

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to issue four firm-fixed-price contracts for Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle.

India in Search for a Foreign Engine Maker to Improve Kaveri...

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to attract an international partner for the development of the troubled Kaveri jet engine program, through an international, open tender, after the joint program with French engine maker Snecma failed to deliver the expected results.

Neuron Completes Maiden Flight over Southern France

nEUROn on its first flight. Photo: Dassault Aviation
Dassault aviation carried out the first flight of the nEUROn, Europe’s unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) stealth technology demonstrator. The unmanned aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight from the Dassault Aviation flight test base in Istres, in collaboration with the flight test personnel of the French defense procurement agency (DGA).

The F-35 – the UK’s Last Manned Combat Aircraft Procurement?

in 2005, the percentage of Unmanned Systems was just 5% of the US Military Aircraft. At the beginning of 2012, that number had risen to 31%. Given that the UK has set a strategy to keep operational all new air systems for circa 40–50 years, what value can be seen in committing now to spending on a new expensive manned combat aircraft?

Unmanned X-47B Begins Envelope Expansion Tests over Edwards

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft reached a major milestone Sept. 30 when it retracted its landing gear and flew in its cruise configuration for the first time. The flight, conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, also helped validate precision navigation hardware and software that will allow the X-47B to land with precision on the moving deck of an aircraft carrier.

nEUROn Subsystems Begin to Assemble at Istres

Saab AB has delivered to Dassault the front and central fuselage sections of the European UCAV technology demonstrator nEUROn. Dassault Aviation the Prime contractor for the nEROn. As subassemblies and parts of the unmanned aircraft are arriving at Istres, nEUROn program is entering the critical phase of assembly and integration of the final air vehicle.

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