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US uses more unmanned aircraft to secure border

2011-11-02
US uses more unmanned aircraft to secure border
In an operations center about 80 miles (130 kilometers) away, all eyes were on a suspicious dark cluster on a video screen. Moments later, the drone operators triggered the craft’s infrared beam and pointed the agents directly to the undergrowth where two silent figures were hiding.

ADEX 2011: Korea Wants Robots

2011-11-01
ADEX 2011: Korea Wants Robots
While no unmanned systems could be seen flying over the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, the swell of their numbers on the show floor was indicative of the Asian peninsula country’s desire for increased security and surveillance capability.

Talarion: Responding to an Urgent Need for ISTAR Capabilities

2011-10-31
Talarion: Responding to an Urgent Need for ISTAR Capabilities
Interview with Bernhard Gerwert, Chief Operating Officer, Cassidian

Soon, a drone that can stay in air for 4 days

2011-10-31
Soon, a drone that can stay in air for 4 days
London: The maiden flight of a revolutionary US-made drone aircraft that can stay in the air for up to four days at 65,000 feet, prying at terror safe havens in countries like Pakistan, is just days away.

L-3 Upgrades Viking Expeditionary UAS

2011-10-24
L-3 Upgrades Viking Expeditionary UAS
L-3 Unmanned Systems of Dallas has completed a series of capability enhancements to its Viking 400 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) supplied to the U.S. Special Operations Command under a 2009 contract. Added under the Block 1A upgrade are a new electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor turret and digital datalink.

Eyes in the sky look for Pan Am trouble

2011-10-24
Eyes in the sky look for Pan Am trouble
You would never notice them, but 24 hours a day, unmanned aircraft are circling the skies of this city, sending real-time video back to a security command centre.

U.S. defense spending for UAV data links and ground-control stations reached billion-dollar mark in 2010

2011-10-21
U.S. defense spending for UAV data links and ground-control stations reached billion-dollar mark in 2010
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spending for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) data links and UAV ground-control stations exceeded $1 billion in federal fiscal year 2010, report market researchers at Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, Calif. DOD spending in 2010 was $797.8 million for UAV data links, and $209.8 million for UAV ground-control stations, Frost & Sullivan says in the report U.S. Department of Defense: Unmanned Aircraft System (UAV), Ground Control Stations and Data Links.

Sailing drones tested to clean up oil spills in swarms

2011-10-20
Sailing drones tested to clean up oil spills in swarms
Within a decade, could also monitor pollutants and endangered marine life

Ultra Electronics tri-fuel engine flies SPEAR UAS

2011-10-19
Ultra Electronics tri-fuel engine flies SPEAR UAS
Brock Technologies, Incorporated, a fast emerging rapid unmanned systems solutions provider, has teamed with Ultra Electronics Precision Air Systems, a leading aerospace and defense systems company, to integrate an impressive and capable propulsion technology, the DF-70. The DF-70 is a heavy fuel, fuel injected, internal combustion engine that is capable of operating on different fuels for extended periods of time.

Korea Sees Future in War Drones

2011-10-19
Korea Sees Future in War Drones
Korea is keen to enter the international race to build war drones or unmanned aerial vehicles. UAVs are either remote-controlled or self-steered and have made headlines when the U.S. used them to attack suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan.