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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.

Navy Tests Mean Green Killing Machine

2011-10-18
Navy Tests Mean Green Killing Machine
The U.S. Navy recently announced that it had successfully flown the first unmanned biofuel flight of a MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at its base near Patuxent River, Md.

Unmanned drones to explore mystery of volcano plumes

2011-10-14
Unmanned drones to explore mystery of volcano plumes
New technology will help scientists learn more about what’s happening deep inside volcanoes.

Unmanned Combat Air System Test Aircraft Reaches Major Milestone

2011-10-11
Unmanned Combat Air System Test Aircraft Reaches Major Milestone
The U.S. Navy/Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft reached a major milestone Sept. 30 when it retracted its landing gear and flew in its cruise configuration for the first time.

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.

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.

AlphaDog robot can carry 400lbs over 24 miles of any terrain

2011-10-03
AlphaDog robot can carry 400lbs over 24 miles of any terrain
AlphaDog, created by Boston Dynamics, is a new ground robot designed to go anywhere that soldiers and Marines go on foot. Funded by DARPA and the U.S. Marine Corps, AlphaDog can carry up to 400 pounds of weight for 20 miles for more than 24 hours.


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