Category: Military

Armed US Predator drone crashes in Turkey

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AFP WASHINGTON: An armed US Predator drone crashed in Turkey on Wednesday after apparently suffering some kind of mechanical failure, military officials said. Captain Lauren Ott of the US Air Force’s Europe command said the drone went down in an unpopulated area of southern Turkey at around 1:40 am local time (2340 GMT). “The aircraft was…

US Navy sUAS requirement

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This is interesting, I wonder if they are creating a gap for Aerovel This Request for Information (RFI) is in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.2, and is published to obtain market research for use by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM), Program Executive Office, Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO(U&W), Navy and…

Storm Drone AntiGravity

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Co-operating with T-Motor, reaching for Maximum Flight Time with best material and radical design Presenting the Storm Drone AntiGravity NAZA V2 GPS in Ready to Fly Package Do you want something that can fly longer (at least 30 minutes) yet it is still very easy to transport? The Storm Drone AntiGravity is a light weight, portable 640…

Lily takes $34 million in pre orders.

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I was surprised when Lily won an innovation award this week at CES, I am even more surprised at the amount of money they have to burn down. Forbes reporter Aeron Tilly reveals the numbers here  Thirty four million dollars in pre orders! Some 45% of that coming from the USA alone. You can be…

Military drone parts smuggler nabbed at Sea-Tac

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BY LEVI PULKKINEN, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF A man arrested at a Seattle airport on suspicion of smuggling military drone parts to China now faces federal charges. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles claim Pei Qi “Paul” Ma worked with an American conspirator to smuggle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) parts. He did so, prosecutors say, while flouting U.S.…

Tern Moves Closer to Full-Scale Demonstration of Unmanned VTOL Aircraft Designed for Small Ships

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  Small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates could greatly increase their effectiveness if they had their own unmanned air systems (UASs) to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and other capabilities at long range around the clock. Current state-of-the-art UASs, however, lack the ability to take off and land from confined spaces in rough…

Northrop wins US$93 million deal to build drone for smaller warships

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Reuters Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) has won a contract worth $93.08 million to build a full-scale demonstrator of a new unmanned spy plane – a flying wing with large counter-rotating propellers – that would take off and land on destroyers and frigates, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Northrop has been working on a design for…

Air National Guard begins Syracuse drone flights, ending exclusive Fort Drum flights

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By GORDON BLOCK SYRACUSE — Crews from the New York Air National Guard began flying its MQ-9 Reaper drone from Syracuse Hancock International Airport, ending their exclusive flights at Fort Drum. The flight by the 174th Attack Wing came after years of petitioning to federal officials. The unit is now the first in America to…

Israel’s Elbit Systems wins $200 mln Swiss drone deal

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Reuters Reporting by Steven Scheer; editing by Jason Neely Nov 26 Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems said on Thursday it received a $200 million contract to supply Switzerland with unmanned aircraft systems. Under the contract with the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), Elbit will supply Hermes 900 heavy fuel…

AeroVironment Receives $13 Million RQ-20A Puma AE sUAS Order for USMC

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AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ (NBI): AVAV) announced it received a firm fixed-price order valued at $13,015,396 for RQ-20A Puma” AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine Corps on October 27, 2015. United States Marine Corps places $13 million order for more AeroVironment Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Courtesy…