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Success for CICADA

2011-12-05
Success for CICADA
WASHINGTON, Dec 05, 2011 The Naval Research Laboratory Vehicle Research Section has successfully completed flight tests for the Autonomous Deployment Demonstration (ADD) program. The final demonstration took place Sept. 1 at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Ariz., and consisted of a series of eight balloon-drops at altitudes of up to 57,000 ft, delivering sensor-emplacement Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft (CICADA) vehicles within 15 feet of their intended landing locations.

South Korea Develops Worlds Fastest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

2011-11-30
South Korea Develops Worlds Fastest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Seoul, South Korea — South Korea on Wednesday unveiled its latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is the world’s fastest and also the worlds first remote-piloted aircraft capable of taking off and landing vertically.

Flight assembled architecture

2011-11-30
Flight assembled architecture
The FRAC Centre inOrléans,Francewill for the first time host an exhibition to be built entirely by flying robots. Titled “Flight Assembled Architecture,” the six meter-high tower will be made up of 1,500 prefabricated polystyrene foam modules.

Desert Hawk III quieter and more stable than Raven.

2011-11-29
Desert Hawk III quieter and more stable than Raven.
For over five years, the American infantry’s favorite UAS has been the tiny (2.2 kg/4.4 pound) Raven micro-UAS. But over the last few years, the slightly larger (3.2 kg/7 pound) Desert Hawk 3 (DH3) has been gaining in popularity.

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.


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