Military

Counter drone Anti-UAV system unveiled by British trio

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by Blighter Surveillance Systems (electronic-scanning radar target detection), Chess Dynamics (electro-optic tracking and classification) and Enterprise Control Systems (radio frequency disruption) join forces to combat growing threat of micro, mini and larger unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones. Anti-UAV Defence…

Boeing Envisions a Future Laser-Carrying Unmanned Aircraft

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by by Bill Carey Boeing Defense is exploring uses for its Phantom Eye high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and possible commercial customers. Among longer-term applications, the aircraft demonstrates the potential of a “stratospheric, persistent directed…

Fort Carson drone crashes into yard

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by By Kenzie Meek-Beck COLORADO SPRINGS -A Fort Carson RQ-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle — or drone— crashed in a downtown Colorado Springs yard on Tuesday afternoon. Fort Carson officials said an operator lost contact with the aircraft during increased…

Flightglobal: Hero-30 UAV gets special forces order

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by Special forces of an unnamed country have ordered the Hero-30 unmanned air system developed by Israeli UAV manufacturer Uvision. The smallest version of a family of such systems, the Hero-30 is a loitering munition which carries a 3kg (6.6lb) expendable payload…

Europe’s combat UAV takes to the skies over Italy

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by by Andrew Tarantola After nearly a decade of design and development, the first full-size nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator is ready for operational tests. Six European nations have coordinated on the UCAV’s development. Defense contractor Dassault is responsible for its…

X-47B Drone Set For Refueling Test Tomorrow

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by By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. NATIONAL HARBOR, MD: “Tomorrow, actually, the weather looks good,” said Capt. Beau Duarte, the Navy’s head of carrier-launched drone programs — at least, he added cautiously, as of “right now.” If the weather holds, the Navy’s experimental…