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Scientists Prepare for Coming ATTREX Climate Study

A consortium of scientists are in the early stages of preparation for a multi-year airborne science campaign to study the humidity and chemical composition of air entering the tropical...

Rolls Royce UAV Engine Successfully Completes Air Force Flight Test

The growth variant of the AE 3007H engine for UAVs from Rolls Royce has cleared the flight tests conducted by the US Air Force. These flight tests are entirely...

Raytheon Global Hawk $24.7 million GCS Contract

Raytheon has won a $24.7 million Global Hawk Ground Station sustainment Contract. Raytheon Company  said in a statement that it has been awarded a one-year subcontract worth$24.7 million for support...

Testers Find Limitations For Global Hawk reports Aviation Week

By Amy Butler, Aviation Week U.S. Air Force testers say the Global Hawk Block 20/30 unmanned aerial system (UAS) is unable to completely and reliably perform the high-altitude imagery and...

Bristol Robots could help solve the problem of autonomous refuelling

Robots will be used to help solve the problem of autonomous engagement for in-flight refuelling. This new research could pave the way for civil or military unmanned aerial vehicle...

Winter Storms and Pacific Atmospheric Rivers, Global Hawk

A Northrop Grumman -produced Global Hawk high altitude unmanned aircraft began a series of flights over the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 11 as part of a campaign to study atmospheric rivers....

Japan reluctant to disclose footage of power plant taken by U.S....

The Manichai Daily news reports that the Japanese government has in its possession video footage of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant taken by a U.S. military reconnaissance...

RQ4 Global Hawk completes operational test flights.

The Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude jet-powered UAV completed its operational test flights in December, a senior Air Force official said. Analysts are currently poring though data...

Defense IG: Navy failed to validate contractor bills for unmanned systems...

Bill Brewin from the nextgov site writes:- The Navy did not validate invoices worth $329.3 million that Northrop Grumman Corp. submitted for development of a remotely piloted aircraft...

Japan considering Global Hawk to keep eye on North Korea.

The Defense Ministry has decided to begin full-scale research from fiscal 2011 into whether unmanned aerial vehicles should be introduced for surveillance of China and North Korea, government sources...