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Army Makes MUSIC With Unmanned Aircraft At Dugway

2011-10-10
Army Makes MUSIC With Unmanned Aircraft At Dugway
Necessity is truly the mother of invention, and nothing begets necessity like war. Which explains why some of the most impressive innovations in the ever-evolving field of unmanned aircraft – the unclassified innovations, at least -- are emanating from, of all places, the armed service built to fight primarily on land.

Tiny drones used in archaeology

2011-10-07
Tiny drones used in archaeology
European archaeologists say a tiny remote-control drone is helping them capture images to construct a 3-D model of ancient burial mounds in Russia.

Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

2011-10-07
Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.

Unmanned drones to fly training missions out of Fort Drum soon

2011-10-07
Unmanned drones to fly training missions out of Fort Drum soon
Unmanned Reaper drones are expected to begin flying training missions out of Fort Drum as soon as the Federal Aviation Administration gives the OK.

Turkey Dumps Israeli UAVs for Local Drones - Which Keep Crashing

2011-10-06
Turkey Dumps Israeli UAVs for Local Drones - Which Keep Crashing
Turkey has grounded UAVs it bought from Israel, replacing them with a homegrown version - which keeps crashing.

Don't fear the Reaper; unmanned drones to fly over Adirondacks

2011-10-05
Don't fear the Reaper; unmanned drones to fly over Adirondacks
You probably won't be able to see them, but unmanned predator drones are about to be flying a lot closer to us than they ever have before.

Unmanned Insitu aircraft tracks whales off Australia

2011-10-04
Unmanned Insitu aircraft tracks whales off Australia
Insitu Pacific, the Bingen, Wash., company’s Australia-based subsidiary, has finished the second phase of a trial with Australias Murdoch University to see if unmanned systems are a cost-effective, capable alternative to surveying marine mammals with manned aircraft.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can go further for longer

2011-10-04
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can go further for longer
The Israel Air Force (IAF) has this week marked 40 years since the establishment of its first Unmanned Aerial Vehicles systems Squadron 200, at the IAF base in Palmachim.

Watchkeeper flies clear of Projects of Concern list

2011-10-03
Watchkeeper flies clear of Projects of Concern list
The British Army's Watchkeeper unmanned air system programme has made sufficient recent progress to escape inclusion on the UK Ministry of Defence's new Projects of Concern list, defence secretary Dr Liam Fox has confirmed.

Navy announces unmanned flight on biofuel

2011-10-03
Navy announces unmanned flight on biofuel
Navy UAVs went green as the MQ-8B Fire Scout took off on its first biofueled from Webster Field in Maryland. The unmanned helicopter was fueled with a combination of aviation fuel and plant-based camelina.