Reports

UAV market set to double

2011-03-31
UAV market set to double
While few would dispute that unmanned air systems have transformed military aviation during the past decade, it is looking increasingly certain that the coming 10 years will see huge change in unmanned air vehicles themselves. It would not be excessive to call the next couple of years a genuine watershed in the development of UAVs.

UCAS-D is on track with X-47B

2011-02-19
UCAS-D is on track with X-47B
February 4, 2011The Northrop Grumman-built U.S. Navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft successfully completed its historic first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Unblinking eye in the sky

2011-02-18
Unblinking eye in the sky
The next generation surveillance package for the Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper drones, named for Medusa's stony glare, will provide an unprecedentedly broad view of the battlefield spanning time and space

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.

China Developing Armed/Recon UAVs

2011-02-18
China Developing Armed/Recon UAVs
China is ramping up production of unmanned aerial vehicles in an apparent bid to catch up with the U.S. and Israel in developing technology that is considered the future of military aviation.
Western defense officials and experts were surprised to see more than 25 different Chinese models of the unmanned aircraft

Cargo UAS services contract

2011-02-18
Cargo UAS services contract
On 3rd December 2010 the Navy announced the award of two fixed-price contracts to Boeing/Frontier Systems (A160T Hummingbird UAV ) and Lockheed Martin (K-Max UAV) for Cargo Unmanned Aircraft System services for $29.9 and $45.8 million respectively.

Fly like a helicopter and evacuate wounded soldiers in its hull from any terrain

2011-02-14
Fly like a helicopter and evacuate wounded soldiers in its hull from any terrain
The Israel Air Force and IDF Medical Corps are working to secure funding within the militarys upcoming multi-year plan for a revolutionary unmanned aerial vehicle that can fly like a helicopter and evacuate wounded soldiers in its hull from any terrain.

Beneath Antarctica  robot submarine to be the first to learn a secret

2011-02-14
Beneath Antarctica robot submarine to be the first to learn a secret
Missions destination - the Ross Ice Shelf, which juts out from Western Antarctica. Scientists expect a never-before-seen view of melting and other conditions in the pocket of ocean below the ice shelf, where the warming seawater is eating away at the ice.

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

2011-02-14
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
The X-37B space drone is robotic winged spacecraft that looks in many ways like a miniature space shuttle.

Global Observer unmanned aircraft system successfully completed its first flight

2011-01-22
Global Observer unmanned aircraft system successfully completed its first flight
The Global Observer unmanned aircraft system successfully completed its first flight powered by the aircraft's hydrogen-fueled propulsion system at Edwards AFB CA (SPX) on Jan. 6.


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