Eye in the Sky: Pentagon Tests New Spy Plane

High over the Mojave desert, the Pentagon has been quietly testing a new generation of unmanned plane that flies higher, soars longer and runs greener than anything in the Pentagon’s arsenal. “This will really change the way we think about aviation,” Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Zachary Lemnios told ABC News. “And … More Eye in the Sky: Pentagon Tests New Spy Plane

AeroVironment, Textron Advance Lethal Mini-UASs

By Graham Warwick Source: Aerospace Daily & Defense Report May 25 , 2012 Textron Defense Systems has demonstrated refinements to its BattleHawk squad-level loitering munition with flights of the lethal unmanned aircraft for the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force at Socorro, N.M. BattleHawk is a tube-launched, warhead-equipped small expendable UAS unveiled by Textron last year as … More AeroVironment, Textron Advance Lethal Mini-UASs

U.S. military seeking non-lethal UAVs

Published 30 April 2012 More Sharing ServicesShare|Share on emailShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedin The U.S. Army is seeking non-lethal warheads to be deployed on tiny UAVs; the U.S. Army describes the possible uses of the non-lethal UAV: “Potential commercial applications might include, but are not limited to: crowd control for local law enforcement; border protection for Homeland Security; … More U.S. military seeking non-lethal UAVs

Analyst: Worldwide UAV Market Will Total $89 Billion In 10 Years

Teal Group Releases 2012 UAV Market Profile And Forecast Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue as the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, report Teal analysts in their latest integrated market analysis. Teal Group’s 2012 market study estimates that UAV spending will almost double over the next decade from current worldwide … More Analyst: Worldwide UAV Market Will Total $89 Billion In 10 Years

India to build a hunter-killer UAV fleet; UAVs will come from Israel

Published 9 April 2010 Share| India is set to augment its fleet of reconnaissance UAVs with killer-hunter UAVs; the Indian military has been impressed with the effectiveness of the UAV campaign against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and wants to adopt the same approach to India’s problem with Muslim terrorists; Israel, which sold India … More India to build a hunter-killer UAV fleet; UAVs will come from Israel

Dream Jobs 2012: Building a Hybrid-Electric, Unmanned Heliplane

The leader of Aerovel’s avionics design team, John Stafford, gravitates to small, informal companies By DAVID SCHNEIDER  /  FEBRUARY 2012 Photo: Brian Smale When John Stafford was growing up in Altoona, Pa., in the 1960s, a family friend invited him to help fix up a 1957 MG convertible. Stafford threw himself into the project, assembling a complete wiring … More Dream Jobs 2012: Building a Hybrid-Electric, Unmanned Heliplane

U.S. deploys the Switchblade Kamikaze Drone

By Mike Hanlon   U.S. deploys the Switchblade Kamikaze Drone U.S.Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are beginning initial deployment of the Switchblade unmanned aerial system (UAS). A product of AeroVironment, the aircraft is light enough to be man-packable, simple enough to be deployed in minutes and can fly off over the horizon sending back video. … More U.S. deploys the Switchblade Kamikaze Drone

Northrop Grumman Awarded Unmanned Aircraft System Common Architecture Working Group Contract. Supports the Standardization of Unmanned Aircraft System Control Segment Common Architecture Development

  SAN DIEGO, Feb. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $3.3 million contract to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Control Segment (UCS) Architecture Working Group (UCSWG). Sponsored by the Unmanned Warfare Office of the Office Secretary of Defense (OSD), the UCSWG will provide increased … More Northrop Grumman Awarded Unmanned Aircraft System Common Architecture Working Group Contract. Supports the Standardization of Unmanned Aircraft System Control Segment Common Architecture Development

Video: International Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition Highlights

The International Micro Aerial Vehicle Conference/Competition took place back in September, and unfortunately, we couldn’t make it because we weren’t sure how to pronounce the name of the place in which it was being held: ‘t Harde, in the Netherlands. While IMAV had plenty of papers and talks and stuff, the most exciting bits were … More Video: International Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition Highlights

Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

By Noah Shachtman   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. The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying … More Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet