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India developing UAV similar to American Predator drone

2011-11-21
India developing UAV similar to American Predator drone
Indiais developing an umanned aerial vehicle (UAV) similar toAmerican Predatordrones with an investment of Rs 1,500 crore and planning an unmanned combat vehicles, a key official involved in the project said today.

Turkey's Anka UAS enters new test phase

2011-11-16
Turkey's Anka UAS enters new test phase
Ankara's ambitions to field an indigenous medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS) have been advanced, with flight tests of Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI) Anka having entered a new phase.

Japanese Defense Ministry shows world's first spherical flying machine

2011-11-14
Japanese Defense Ministry shows world's first spherical flying machine
Star Wars fans will get a vague sense of deja vu when they see this flying sphere in action. Weighing in at about 12 ounces (350 g), the 16-inch (42 mm) diameter flying ball can launch and return vertically, maintain a stationary hover and zip along at up to 37 mph (60 km/h).

General Dynamics to develop countermine UUV

2011-11-11
General Dynamics to develop countermine UUV
General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems (GD AIS) has been awarded an $86.7 million contract by the US Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command for the design and development of a Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV) system.

MILCOM 2011: Terabyte data storage solution revealed for UAVs

2011-11-10
MILCOM 2011: Terabyte data storage solution revealed for UAVs
Mercury Computer Systems unveiled its latest 96-terabyte Digital Storage Unit (DSU) designed for ISR platforms at the MILCOM exhibition inBaltimorethis week.

Eole aerial launch platform  CNES, Perseus

2011-11-08
Eole aerial launch platform CNES, Perseus
Could this be the European rival forVirgin Galactic’sWhite Knight 2? Yes and no. This isEOLE, one of thePerseusfamily of projects. Perseus is an initiative ofCNEStowards the research of innovative technologies for space transportation and their respective demonstrators, through an educative perspective.

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.

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.


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