Military

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…

CSAF describes Air Force of the future

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by By Jim Garamone, DoD News, WASHINGTON (AFNS) – In the future, the Air Force’s core missions will probably not change, but the way they are carried out will, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on…

Navy Could Test Aerial Refueling on X-47B in 2015

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by By: Sam LaGrone If the Navy can get the resources, it plans to test an aerial refueling capability on its experimental carrier-launched unmanned aerial vehicle, the X-47B, as early as next year, Naval Air Systems Command officials told USNI News…