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April 29, 2016
AeroVironment begins production of Switchblade tactical missile upgrade
Atlanta GA (SPX) Apr 29, 2016
At the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit AeroVironment announced it has developed a block upgrade, designated Block 10C, to its already fielded Switchblade Tactical Missile system. The Digital Data Link (DDL) incorporated into Block 10C provides a stable and secure encrypted communication link that enables more efficient use of existing frequency bands and significantly reduces the likelihood of signal interception. Frequency efficiency and secure communications are critical to warfighters in ... read more

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China exported military drones to 10 nations: report
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XFLY introduces an intelligent flight control navigator
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Drone command center set up on U.S. aircraft carrier
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Turkey looks to develop next-gen drone subsystems
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Rafael rolls out 'Drone Dome' anti-drone system
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General Atomics awarded dual drone contracts
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Fixed-Wing Drones Own a Niche in Japan
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Iran's new aerial drone makes maiden flight
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Pentagon wants drones to replace some US troops in Sinai
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Sagem supplying Patroller drones to French Army
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White House to release data on drone strikes
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