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March 24, 2017
X-37B Space Plane Soon to Break Orbital Record
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017
The US Air Force's most secretive plane, the X-37B, is just eight days away from breaking the record for longest orbital mission undertaken by a space plane. The unmanned vehicle is competing against itself, as the X-37B already holds this record with a 674 day flight. Whether the X-37B will break the record or not, however, is up to the Air Force, which is famously tight-lipped about the 29-foot craft. In the past they have failed to alert the press to space plane tests until after the mysterious ... read more

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Canada limits recreational drone use as incidents soar
Canada on Thursday announced limits on the use of drones for recreation following a surge in the number of incidents due to their rapid rise in popularity. ... more
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FAA Approval Could Mean Big Things for UAS Adoption
arlier this year there was an announcement that could usher in a new era for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota became the first ... more
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Rakuten and AirMap announce joint venture to bring unmanned traffic management platform to Japan
Rakuten and AirMap have announced the launch of a joint venture, Rakuten AirMap, Inc. The joint venture will provide Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions to drone operators and airspace manag ... more
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Trump gives CIA power to conduct drone strikes
President Donald Trump's administration has given new powers to the CIA to conduct drone strikes against extremist targets in the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. ... more
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US military deploys attack drones to S. Korea
The US Army is permanently stationing an attack drone system and its support personnel in South Korea amid ongoing tensions with the North, a Defense Department spokesman said Monday. ... more
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Leonardo subsidiary to buy laser technology company Daylight Solutions
Leonardo is growing its presence in the United States through the acquisition of Daylight Solutions Inc., a quantum cascade laser company. ... more
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Kelvin Hughes launching counter-drone system
Britain's Kelvin Hughes is launching a drone detection and tracking system based on its SharpEye X-Band radar receiver technology. ... more
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Hughes to provide satellite communications for SkyGuardian drones
Hughes Network Systems has been selected by General Atomics to provide satellite communications for the SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft. ... more
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Drone Aviation Delivers Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat to DoD
Drone Aviation Holding Corp. has successfully completed the integration of Government-furnished ISR equipment supporting the simultaneous use of communications and optical payload packages onto the ... more
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Northrop Grumman begins flight tests with MS-177 sensor
Northrop Grumman began flight testing its RA-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system equipped with a UTC MS-177 multi-spectral sensor. ... more
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Schiebel taps Leonardo for radar system for unmanned helicopter
Leonardo reports it is to supply its active electronically-scanned array radar to Austria's Schiebel for use on a Camcopter S-100 aircraft. ... more
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UC researchers teach drones to land themselves on moving targets
The buzzword in drone research is autonomous - having the unmanned aerial vehicle do most or all of its own flying. It's the only realistic way that drones will have commercially viable uses such as ... more
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Chinese drone Wing-Loong II conducts maiden flight
China's reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial system, the Wing-Loong II, has conducted its maiden flight, the Xinhua news agency reported. ... more
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Leonardo rotary drone demonstrator program enters phase 2
The U.K. Ministry of Defense and Leonardo will move forward with phase 2 of the Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System Demonstrator program. ... more
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GA-ASI forms team to supply Reaper drones to Australia
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has formed a team with Australian industry to support an Australian military program for remotely piloted aircraft. ... more
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AirMap $26M Series B Led By Microsoft Ventures
AirMap has announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporate ... more
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U.S. Navy's wingman drone technology used in combat trials
U.S. Navy research teams recently completed combat trials with the branch's Tactical Battle Manager system using unmanned aerial vehicles. ... more
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U.S. Air Force to retire MQ-1 Predator drone in 2018
The U.S. Air Force is preparing to phase out its MQ-1 Predator drones in favor of an all-MQ-9 Reaper fleet in 2018. ... more
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Scientists train drones to land on moving targets
Scientists at the University of Cincinnati successfully trained drones to autonomously land on moving targets. Researchers say "fuzzy logic" was the key to their success. ... more
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Israeli warplanes shoot down Hamas drone: army
Israeli warplanes on Thursday shot down over the Mediterranean a drone controlled by the Gaza Strip's Islamist rulers Hamas, the army said. ... more
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Milrem displays THeMIS modular unmanned ground vehicle
Estonian defense company Milrem plans to market its modular unmanned ground vehicle in the Middle East and North Africa. ... more
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Ukroboronprom presents modified Phantom unmanned vehicle
Ukroboronprom, Ukraine's state-owned defense enterprise, showcased a Phantom unmanned vehicle with anti-tank missile capabilities at IDEX 2017. ... more
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Leonardo supplying radars for Patroller drones
Leonardo is to supply its PicoSAR AESA radars for integration aboard Patroller unmanned aerial vehicles being supplied by Safran Electronics & Defense to the French army. ... more
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Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones
Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. ... more
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