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Sikorskys Optionally Piloted Black Hawk

2011-02-18
Sikorskys Optionally Piloted Black Hawk
The crew, at the end of their duty time, switch the helicopter to unmanned mode and disembark. The Black Hawk searches for and connects to the nearest ground control station, accepts the preprogrammed mission and takes off to find and pick up its first load.

Two Driverless Cars Have Begun 8,000-Mile Journey from Italy to China

2011-02-18
Two Driverless Cars Have Begun 8,000-Mile Journey from Italy to China
A team of Italian engineers is gearing up for a high-tech road rally that should impress even the outside-the-box dreamers over at DARPA: an 8,000-mile journey from Italy to China, with nobody behind the wheel.

Solar-charged aircraft to have flown to a world record

2011-02-18
Solar-charged aircraft to have flown to a world record
A UK solar-powered plane proved itself as the one to break the world record for the longest time spent in the air by an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV), after remaining airborne for two weeks.

Northrop Grumman's X-47B (UCAS-D) successfully took off

2011-02-15
Northrop Grumman's X-47B (UCAS-D) successfully took off
4 Feb. 2010, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Northrop Grumman's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) successfully took off climbing up to 1500m. high, being airborne about half an hour. The flight provided test data to verify and validate system software for guidance and navigation, and the aerodynamic control of the tailless design.

US drone strike kills one in southern Somalia

US drone strike kills one in southern Somalia

A suspected al-Shabab fighter has been reportedly killed in an attack carried out by a US assassination drone in southern Somalia.