Military

Aviation unit receives Shadow unmanned aircraft system

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The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow UAS. The unit is the first to receive the…

Air Force funds research for remotely piloted aircraft

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Although the development of remotely piloted aircraft began in the 1950s, they are increasingly used by both military and commercial customers and provide a promising new chapter in the history of aviation.  As the technology’s potential…

Predator B Achieves One Million Flight Hours

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA fleet has achieved a historic milestone of one million…

New drone to be deployed to Guam

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Written by  Gaynor Dumat-ol Daleno  Pacific Daily News A new drone that can stay in the air for 24 hours will be deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in 2017. The Guam deployment of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft was…

Kalashnikov to produce drones

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Tatyana Rusakova, RIR Kalashnikov Concern has decided to create a joint venture producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company’s CEO Alexei Krivoruchko said on at the International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The Russian weapons manufacturer has decided to purchase a controlling…