Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc. as part of the Dynetics led team, has been selected for award on Phase III of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program. On the Gremlins program, Kratos is a critical team member responsible for providing the Gremlin Unmanned Air […]
Altavian, Inc. has been awarded a $250MM Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with the US Army. Under the Program Executive Office Aviation, Products Office for Tactical Unmanned Aircraft (TUAS), Altavian will be supporting the largest small UAS program in the world. The US Army Family of Systems, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (FoSUAS) includes the RQ-11, the […]
The Latvian National Armed Forces next year will receive drones that are purchased with financial support from the US for EUR 2.4 million, the Latvian Defense Ministry reported. In line with the Foreign Military Sales program of the US government, the Latvian army will receive three unmanned aircraft systems RQ-20A Puma produced by AeroVironment company. […]
A brief clip of an official video from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has appeared online, showing what looks to be a C-130 Hercules-type aircraft deploying or recovering a prototype unmanned system as part of the Gremlins drone swarm program. This is the first actual footage to emerge regarding the project, […]
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has successfully demonstrated aircraft carrier deck handling to include taxi capability and transition to the launch and recovery phases using a Predator C Avenger jet aircraft as a surrogate. As part of the proposed MQ-25 solution, GA-ASI has demonstrated that the new carrier-based unmanned tanker can integrate with the complexities of existing […]
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Taiwan has been testing its domestically made “Teng Yun” (騰雲) or Cloud Rider drones near an Air Force base in sparsely populated Taitung County. The Teng Yun is a medium-altitude long-endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle produced by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (中科院). One of the drones was recently spotted flying above the […]
Tekever, Elbit Systems, Airbus’ SURVEY Copter, AeroVironment, and Altus are competing to deliver the Portuguese Army’s first intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability based on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The procurement, to run through 2021, is worth up to EUR6 million and is being executed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency […]
Mahindra Defence and Aeronautics Ltd of Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner for Naval Shipborne UAVs. Aeronautics and Mahindra will offer a UAV system which can be launched and recovered from Indian warships. Aeronautics, a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), is an Israeli public listed company, and is a key player in the […]
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The Australian Army has partnered with the Defence Innovation Hub to award three innovation contracts to Australian industry and research organisations to develop a next generation Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) for use by Australian soldiers. Victoria’s SYPAQ Systems and NSW’ JAR Aerospace and the University of Sydney each received contracts totalling $783,000. JAR Aerospace […]
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The US Navy’s (USN’s) MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter programme is scheduled to begin its initial operational test and evaluation on 16 April, according to Captain Jeff Dodge, head of US Naval Air Systems Command’s office for Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (PMA-266). An initial operational capability for the MC-8C is expected by the end […]
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