Military

Delivery by drone

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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of…

Shadow unmanned aircraft team gets new leader

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By KARI HAWKINS Assistant editor The Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System, long one of the most popular in the Army’s fleet, is beginning to reap the benefits of a “reset” decision that will make it a go-to system for every combat…

Robots Moving Robots: Lockheed Martin Conducts First Fully Autonomous Mission

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Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), successfully conducted a fully autonomous resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition demonstration using its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) unmanned ground vehicle, K-MAX unmanned helicopter and Gyrocam optical sensor.…

Carrier-based drone flies with manned aircraft

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By Ali Rockett A computer-controlled drone launched, flew and landed alongside a fighter jet during an exercise Sunday off the Virginia coast — proving for the first time that manned and unmanned aircraft can operate together. In tests aboard the…

Unmanned aircraft displayed for inspector general

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By KARI HAWKINS All unmanned aircraft systems were a go – although simulated – for Lt. Gen. Peter Vangjel when he visited the Joint Integration Systems Laboratory during his time at Redstone Arsenal on Aug. 5. The three-star inspector general,…

DoD wants plug-and-play UAS

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PAUL RICHFIELD Plug-and-play could be the key to a Department of Defense effort designed to set common technical guidelines for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) control systems and the software programs that drive them. At the core is NATO Standard Agreement…

‘Bayraktar Taktik İHA

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ISTANBUL – The Bayraktar, a tactical drone indigenously developed by privately owned Turkish joint venture Kale Baykar have signed off on a new feat on Wednesday, breaking the national record for the longest flight by a drone. The drone flew for…