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Future Drones: Smarter and Deadlier

October 26, 2017 by · Comment
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Today military forces use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in many roles, primarily for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) supporting all echelons, from the strategic to the tactical level.  Drones are also used for strike missions, particularly against time-sensitive targets (TST), where these persistent platforms, that carry the surveillance and communications equipment, also operate the strike […]

Unmanned Rovers Run on Hydrogen Power

October 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: logistics, Syndicated Industry News 
GM's proposes a versatile, electrically powered platform that uses hydrogen fuel-cell technology to support energy-dependent applications such as sensor platforms, high energy lasers, command posts, communications sites, field medical facilities, and emergency power and water generation facilities.

Robots Join the Army Manned-Unmanned Hunter-Killer Teams

August 31, 2017 by · Comment
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The event demonstrated collaboration of manned and unmanned vehicles conducting a combat mission. Among the unmanned assets included in the demonstration was an all terrain vehicle (ATV) modified with a landing plate on top, to operate a tethered multi rotor UAV and an aut0nomous mortar vehicle that provided direct and indirect fire support for the combat team, using the robots as fire observers, thus establishing a robotic 'hunter-killer' team.

Roboteam Demonstrates the Rooster Drone-Robot

February 20, 2017 by · Comment
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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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IDEX 2017 – Military Expo at the Combat Edge

February 19, 2017 by · Comment
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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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Robot Mounted GroundEye Sensor Set to Combat Hidden IEDs

Raytheon UK's new Counter-IED sensor 'GroundEye' combines an imaging sensor with a laser array to measure ground disturbances and changes created by IEDs. Photo Raytheon.Raytheon UK and Estonian UGV developer Milrem unveiled at Eurosatory an IED detection platform based in Raytheon UK GroundEye sensor system, integrated on the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed by Milrem.
              

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RoBattle – A New Robot to Spearhead Combat Formations in Battle

June 7, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
IAI's RoBattle LR-3 combat robot. Photo: IAIIAI is introducing the RoBattle, a new combat robot it has developed. A member of a growing family of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) that evolved from the company’s robotics center in recent years. RoBattle will make its debut at the Eurosatory exhibition in France next week. Designed for modern ground combat, RoBattle is built to […]
              

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Dogo – a Weaponized Robot Designed for Close Combat

June 1, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
dogo_team_1021A new weaponized robot developed by Israel's General Robotics represents a new breed of 'combat robots', to be unveiled at Eurosatory 2016 in Paris this month. The robot dubbed DOGO is designed to assist combat teams in close combat and counter-terror operations.
              

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Amphibious Capabilities at the Singapore Airshow

February 17, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The Quadski is an amphibious vehicle that is equally agile on land and water. In a simple touch of a switch retracts the wheels after entering water and deploys when approaching land. The vehicle is capable of reaching speeds of 45 mph on both land and water. Quadski uses a BMW Motorroad K1300 engine coupled to revolutionary retractable suspensions and patented water jet drive that allows seamless transition from land to water. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-UpdateWhile the Singapore Airshow is primarily an aerospace event, amphibious capabilities are receiving high attention here, addressing growing interest in Singapore and other nations in the region to enabling their military and first responders to go anywhere, moving in water, through channels, swamps, or mud. Following are few of the new amphibious systems and capabilities that caught our attention at the airshow.
              

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ST Kinetics Pursueing Combat Robotics, with Foreign UGV Developers

February 14, 2016 by · Comment
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AirMule: Autonomous Cargo Delivery, Beyond Line of Sight

January 4, 2016 by · Comment
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airmule_flight_1021The 'AirMule' Vertical TakeOff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) successfully completed its first untethered flight at the Megiddo airfield in northern Israel on December 30th, the developer Tactical Robotics Ltd announced.
              

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Russian Military to Test Combat Robots in 2016

December 31, 2015 by · Comment
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Milipol 2015: Unmanned Vehicles for Homeland Security

November 24, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
thales_fixed_wing_surveillance_drone725A collection of photos taken at Milipol 2015 depicting new unmanned systems, payloads and robotics spotted by Defense Update team at the event.
              

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Navy scientists experiment with Firefighting robots

February 4, 2015 by · Comment
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‘Atlas Unplugged’ humanoid like robot to roam free (of cables) at DARPA Robotic Challenge

January 21, 2015 by · Comment
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Preview: Israel’s live robotics display at AUS&R

November 23, 2014 by · Comment
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Airshow China Photo Report – Robotics

November 14, 2014 by · Comment
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AUSA 2014 – Robotics Photo Report

October 15, 2014 by · Comment
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Better situational picture with TacSA

October 13, 2014 by · Comment
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Israeli smart multi-sensor counters IEDs

October 7, 2014 by · Comment
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JIEDDO challenges industry to seek IEDs under roads

October 7, 2014 by · Comment
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Special review: Israel’s largest defense technology display at Eurosatory 2014

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Innovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in Hawaii

August 1, 2014 by · Comment
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The military needs better technologies for subterranean operations

July 27, 2014 by · Comment
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