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September 29, 2016
Manned, unmanned helos coordinate missile attack
Coronado, Calif. (UPI) Sep 28, 2016
An unmanned air system has been used as a laser designator platform for an MH-60S Seahawk to fire a Hellfire missile at a moving target. The U.S. Navy said the test of the MQ-8B Fire Scout took place at a designated live-fire range off the coast of California and successfully demonstrated the operational integration of Navy-manned helicopters and unmanned assets. "It was awesome to see the MQ-8B and MH-60S tactics and procedures being used in conjunction with each other for the first tim ... read more

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DARPA announces Aerial Dragnet drone monitoring program
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Keeping a Watchful Eye on Low-Flying Unmanned Aerial Systems in Cities
Airspace for the flying public today is perpetually congested yet remarkably safe, thanks in no small part to a well-established air traffic control system that tracks, guides and continuously monit ... more
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Tactical Robotics expands Cormorant drone testing
Tactical Robotics is expanding the flight testing of its Cormorant drone, the Urban Aeronautics subsidiary announced Monday. ... more
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Where eagles dare! Dutch police unveil new arm against drones
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Northrop Grumman gets $108 million contract for Fire Scout drones
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has been awarded a $108 million U.S. Navy contract for the procurement of 10 MQ-8C Fire Scout drones. ... more
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The Incredible Loudness of Whispering
In a vision shared by innovators, entrepreneurs, and planners in both defense and civilian contexts, the skies of the future will be busy with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Unseen but central to ... more
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U.S., Canada ink deal for RQ-21A drone sale
The U.S. Navy has signed an agreement with Canada for the sale of an RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial system, the first international sale of the drone, the service announced Monday. ... more
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Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach UAS Program Leads Nation as One of First to Begin Flight Operations
The long-awaited Small Unmanned Aircraft (sUAS) rule known as Part 107 from the FAA went into effect today. Almost immediately, members from the Aeronautical Science Department from the Embry-Riddle ... more
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U.S. Air Force QF-4 flies final unmanned mission
The QF-4 Phantom flew its final unmanned mission this month while serving as an aerial target during F-35 Lightning II testing, the U.S. Air Force said. ... more
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Tech issues cause most drone accidents
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Northland College signs joint UAV deal with Northrop Grumman
Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) of Thief River Falls, Minn. today announced a collaboration agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation as part of the continuing support of unmanned ... more
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Refugee who made it returns with drone to halt drownings
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HERMES 450 soars during the North Dakota UAS Field Day
Elbit Systems of America, along with its local partners, hosted an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) field day at the Hillsboro Regional Airport to highlight its recent HERMES 450 flights over North D ... more
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General Atomics to develop laser tracking for MQ-9 Reaper
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a $9.6 million U.S. Missile Defense Agency contract to develop laser tracking systems for the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. ... more
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United Kingdom orders additional Zephyr
The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has announced its intention to exercise an option for the manufacture and operation of a third Airbus Zephyr S High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) unit. ... more
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Elbit launches Skylark UAV variant
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Air Force orders 30 more MQ-9 Reapers
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US Navy deploys RQ-20B AeroVironment Puma AE with pecision recovery
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Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems
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U.S. Navy deploys Puma drone with precision recovery system
The U.S. Navy has deployed AeroVironment's RQ-20B Puma All Environment drone with a precision recovery system on a guided-missile destroyer, the company announced Thursday. ... more
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General Atomics gets $8.8 million Predator upgrade and training contract
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has received an $8.8 million U.S. Air Force contract for Predator drone work. ... more
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US releases redacted drone strike 'playbook'
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