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Counterfire Radar Shows Multi-Mission Performance

2016-06-29
Counterfire Radar Shows Multi-Mission Performance
The Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.

US Marines Pair Laser Weapon With Stinger Missile

2016-06-28
US Marines Pair Laser Weapon With Stinger Missile
The US Marine Corps is moving towards a future in which small dispersed units can protect themselves from incoming enemy drones with laser weapons and from missiles and aircraft with Stinger missiles, with both weapons netted into a detection system and mounted atop Humvees, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and other combat vehicles.

US Navys Triton Passes Full-Motion Video To P-8

2016-06-27
US Navys Triton Passes Full-Motion Video To P-8
The US Navy is continuing operational testing of its future unmanned long-endurance maritime surveillance aircraft, the MQ-4C Triton, demonstrating its ability to share critical mission information with the manned P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft.

Solar Impulse Completes Atlantic Crossing

2016-06-24
Solar Impulse Completes Atlantic Crossing
Solar Impulse 2 has arrived in Europe after 71 hours and 8 minutes of flying over the Atlantic Ocean. Bertrand Piccard has safely landed in Seville, Spain after spending 71 hours and 8 minutes flying across the Atlantic Ocean in a solar airplane, welcomed there by André Borschberg.

Israeli Startup Develops Autonomous Drone System

2016-06-23
Israeli Startup Develops Autonomous Drone System
Airobotics, an Israeli startup emerging from stealth mode today, is assembling, testing and developing an autonomous drone system.

Inverted Wankel Engine as UAS Power Plant ?

2016-06-22
Inverted Wankel Engine as UAS Power Plant ?
Alexander Shkolnick is the president and co-founder of LiquidPiston, a Connecticut firm that has spent 13 years and $18 million rethinking the rotary engine that Felix Wankel created in 1960 and Mazda gave up on in 2012. On Monday, engineers yanked the 39-pound conventional engine out of a kart and installed the four-pound X Mini.

Small Rugged Embedded Computing Subsystem

2016-06-21
Small Rugged Embedded Computing Subsystem
The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraCOR 311 small-form-factor rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing subsystem for demanding applications like unmanned systems.

Canada Invests in Training & Test Range

2016-06-20
Canada Invests in Training & Test Range
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced an investment of $300,000 to support the development of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) range for training and field testing in the Village of Foremost.

Transitioning Fixed-Wing UAS from South Africa

2016-06-17
Transitioning Fixed-Wing UAS from South Africa
It’s been just over four years since since a small media production company in Knysna, started by Duran de Villiers, decided to explore the world of aerial photography.

MALE OPA Jointly Developed by Germany and Qatar

2016-06-16
MALE OPA Jointly Developed by Germany and Qatar
A prototype of Q01 MALE (medium-altitude, long endurance) optionally-piloted aircraft was introduced at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2016 held in June 2016. It is a joint development programme between Germany and Qatar.


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