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Israel’s All Seeing SkEye – Persistent Surveillance Countering Terror

June 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems unveiled today an advanced capability that has been operational for several years with the military forces of several nations, in homeland security and the war on terror. Using a single payload integrating multiple cameras that together provides an image built from billion pixels, SkEye enables users to simultaneously look, and zoom in or out into 10 Regions of Interest (ROI), using different viewing angles. At any time they can ‘look back in time’ to analyze how a situation unfolds.
              

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Australian Forces Select Aerovironment’s Wasp-AE Mini-UAVs

The Australian defense department selected AeroVironment's Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft system for use by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Australian order will deliver mini-drones within a period of three-year period, and support the systems for ten years. The contract is worth A$101 million(USD 74.6 million), of which the about half (US$36.5 million) will be the original manufacturer's share.
              

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German Court Clears Israel’s Drone Sale to the Bundeswehr

German court dismisses General Atomics suit over Heron drone orderA German court dismissed a legal challenge from U.S. weapons maker General Atomics to Germany's plans to lease armed drones from Israel Aerospace Industries, clearing the way for the drone program to go ahead, Reuters reported. Judge Heinz-Peter Dicks said the ruling was effective immediately and meant that Germany can now procure drones as it had planned.
              

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Fury Guided Weapon Completes Developmental Testing

May 18, 2017 by · Comment
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UVision Extends Loitering Weapon Capability with Hero-400EC

May 16, 2017 by · Comment
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Metro Skyways’s Autonomous Flying Car Could Fly in Five Years

April 18, 2017 by · Comment
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Global Hawk to Provide Target Fix, Track & Assessment Using a New Broad Area Sensor

April 12, 2017 by · Comment
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Implementing Combat Lessons with C-UAV Capabilities

April 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
Determined to meet the challenge of hostile Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the US Army acquired a number of countermeasures able to defeat such threats using electronic warfare.
              

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The Reaper Kits-up for Operation in Contested Airspace

April 11, 2017 by · Comment
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Autonomous Strike – a New Milestone in Manned-Unmanned Teaming

April 10, 2017 by · Comment
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DARPA’s Selects Two Teams for Air-Launched UAS Development

March 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, Syndicated Industry News 
DARPA has recently moved to phase 2 of the Gremlins program which envisions volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems (UASs) that could be launched and later retrieved in mid-air. DARPA selected two teams - one led by Dynetics, the other by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), to complete preliminary designs full-scale technology demonstration systems, as well as develop and perform risk-reduction tests of individual system components.
              

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U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System

March 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Aware of the growing threat of bomb-laden mini drones that recently emerged in Iraq and Syria, the US Army is rushing to field countermeasures and kinetic effects designed specifically to defeat drones. DRS and Moog are cooperating with RADA to demonstrate such 'hard kill' system for testing in October.
              

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Hacked Drones Become the Ultimate IEDs

March 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
As traditional IEDs, the weaponized and suicide drones have a significant propaganda value, exacerbating their lethal effect. Due to their stunning visual products, drone-monitored and drone-carried attacks have generated huge interest, spreading havoc and fear among opposing forces - far beyond their lethal effect.
              

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Drone Defender

March 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 

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Roboteam Demonstrates the Rooster Drone-Robot

February 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Military robotics expert Roboteam is developing a hybrid air/ground drone robot system called ROOSTER, that mimics the flying of a male chicken. Its capability to fly over a short distance enables the Rooster to get around obstacles and reach vantage positions, like moving from a street to a rooftop in a short time.
              

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IAI Introduces an Export Version of Heron TP

February 8, 2017 by · Comment
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US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs

February 2, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Weapons specialists at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. have recently tested the capability of guided missile to defeat an unmanned aerial vehicle in flight. Two Spike 'forward-firing miniature missiles' were used to defeat two Outlaw UAVs, employing both proximity and contact activation (in separate tests)
              

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Panther-FE Fixed Wing VTOL Drone Demonstrated in Flight

January 22, 2017 by · Comment
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RAF Strikes Daesh Drone Facility in Mosul

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
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Diesel-Powered Drone Set Endurance Record (56 Hour Mission) for Small UAS

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, Syndicated Industry News 
Vanilla Aircraft VA001 has set an endurance record for 50 kg-500 kg subclass drones, flying a 56-hour mission without refueling the diesel-powered drone, demonstrated the feasibility of designing a low-cost UAV able to take off from one side of a continent, fly to the other, perform its duties for a week, and come back - all on the same tank of fuel.
              

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Spy’Ranger – a New Mini-Drone for the French Army

January 5, 2017 by · Comment
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Startup Ventures Showcase New Developments at Israel’s Defense Innovation Hub

December 12, 2016 by · Comment
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First Flight for Rustom II – India’s MALE Drone

November 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: India, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
The Indian Tapas 201 (Rustom II) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) made its first flight on November 16. Photo: DRDOThe Indian Tapas 201 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) made its first flight on November 16, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) announced. The aircraft, formerly known as 'Rustom II,' was developed by the DRDO's Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE). The flight took place at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, in the south of India.
              

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World’s First Explosive Detection Drone Unveiled at Israel’s HLS & Cyber Event

November 14, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
SpectroDrone is equipped with a laser based explosive detector, capable of detecting and identifying explosive materials, drugs and chemical compounds from a distance of few meters. Image: LDSFollowing extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone – the world’s first drone-based explosive detection sensor. SpectroDrone employs LDS’s patented standoff gated laser spectroscopy techniques, proven to detect a wide range of explosive and hazardous materials at distances of several meters.
              

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Bigger Wings, Additional Fuel Carry the Avenger Longer and Farther

November 11, 2016 by · Comment
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