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PARIS: Aeronautics delivers first Orbiter 3 STUAS

2011-06-27
PARIS: Aeronautics delivers first Orbiter 3 STUAS
Israeli company Aeronautics has delivered the first Orbiter 3 small tactical unmanned air system to a first undisclosed customer. " The Orbiter 3 STUAS brings to the unmanned systems market capabilities that did not exist previously," said Ran Carmeli, head of the aerial division at Aeronautics.

PARIS: China primes predatory MALE

2011-06-25
PARIS: China primes predatory MALE
The Chinese aerospace corporation is displaying a small model of the distinctly Predator-like Wing-Loong, which it describes as a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) vehicle with autonomous take-off and landing capability and the ability to carry "small-sized air-to-ground strike weapons".

PARIS: Euro Hawk nearly ready for Germany flight

2011-06-24
PARIS: Euro Hawk nearly ready for Germany flight
Northrop Grumman and Cassidian have confirmed that the Euro Hawk testbed, the German version of the RQ-4 Global Hawk, will fly to Germany for payload integration and testing.

PARIS: Turkey launches armed, unmanned helicopter prototype

2011-06-23
PARIS: Turkey launches armed, unmanned helicopter prototype
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has launched a small, armed, unmanned helicopter to expand a widening portfolio in the unmanned airborne systems market.

Drone Copter is NATOs First Combat Casualty in Libya

2011-06-22
Drone Copter is NATOs First Combat Casualty in Libya
NATO has suffered its first apparent combat casualty of the three-month-old war in Libya. And its a robot.
Wing Cmdr. Mike Bracken said the alliance lost contact with the unmanned rotorcraft this morning. This drone helicopter was performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance over Libya to monitor pro-Gadhafi forces threatening the civilian population, Bracken said.

PARIS: MQ-8B Fire Scout down in Libya

2011-06-22
PARIS: MQ-8B Fire Scout down in Libya
A Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout has gone down in Libya, according to NATO. The unmanned vertical take-off unmanned air vehicle was reportedly on an intelligence surveillance mission when the NATO command centre in Naples lost contact with the aircraft.

PARIS: IAI seeks more UAS joint ventures

2011-06-21
PARIS: IAI seeks more UAS joint ventures
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) plans to enhance its involvement in the international unmanned air systems market by increasing co-operation and forming joint ventures with foreign companies.

Paris Air Show Roundup: Camcopter Flies, Thales Deploys, Rockwell Sees the Future

2011-06-21
Paris Air Show Roundup: Camcopter Flies, Thales Deploys, Rockwell Sees the Future
For the second Paris Air Show in a row, Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 was the only unmanned aircraft flying. The company had hoped to fly it closer to the crowd, said Neil Hunter, the managing director for sales, marketing and strategy, but it was again kept away from the main viewing area. To make the small helicopter more visible this time, Schiebel covered most of the fuselage in red foil.

It Was March Madness for Global Hawk Spy Drone

2011-06-20
It Was March Madness for Global Hawk Spy Drone
If you were filling out brackets for a showdown between the U.S. militarys 7,000 drones, you probably wouldnt pick the Global Hawk to take it all. It fires no missiles. It kills no insurgents. Its wont fool you into thinking its a hummingbird and it wont ever land on an aircraft carrier. But it might have been the Cinderella story of drones this year.

Dassault, BAE's Telemos UAV programme to be ready in five years news

2011-06-15
Dassault, BAE's Telemos UAV programme to be ready in five years news
Dassault Aviation of France and BAE Systems of Britain have revealed details about a joint programme, dubbed the Telemos, to develop medium-altitude, long-endurance combat drones for the armed forces of both nations.