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October 24, 2014
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is evaluating a Lockheed Martin aerostat surveillance system along the border with Mexico. The system is the Persistent Threat Detection System, or PTDS, which is currently being used in Afghanistan by the U.S. Army for identifying threats and tracking insurgents. Lockheed Martin said it is providing operational support for the system's evaluation by CBP. The PTDS consists of a tethered aerostat with sensor equipment. It provides panoramic day/ni ... read more

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Britain to re-deploy drones from Afghanistan to Iraq
Britain will shortly begin re-deploying its unmanned armed drones from Afghanistan to counter Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Thursday. ... more
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NMSU Physical Science Lab tests unmanned aircraft over active mine
New Mexico State University's Physical Science Laboratory Unmanned Aircraft Flight Test Center acquired a Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to perform aeronautica ... more
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DARPA Awards AeroVironment Phase II Tern Contract
AeroVironment has announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the company and its team of industry leaders to follow its successful phase I concept design effort wit ... more
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US drone strike kills four in NW Pakistan: officials
A US drone attack has killed at least four militants in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area on the Afghan border, officials said Thursday, taking the toll from a flurry of strikes this week to 25. ... more
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Airbus seeks civil certification unmanned aerial vehicle in Europe
An application for civil type certification for flying an unmanned aerial vehicle in European civilian airspace has been filed by Airbus Defense and Space. ... more
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Aurora Flight Services receives DARPA funding
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has given Aurora Flight Sciences Phase 1B funding for continued participation in the VTOL X-Plane project. ... more
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California bans paparazzi drones
California on Tuesday approved a law which will prevent paparazzi from using drones to take photos of celebrities, among a series of measures aimed at tightening protection of privacy. ... more
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AeroVironment supplying spare parts for Army's unmanned aerial systems
The U.S. Army has given AeroVironment Inc. multi-million dollar orders to provide spare parts for Raven and Puma AE unmanned aerial vehicles. ... more
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USMC Orders RQ-12 Wasp AE UAVs
AeroVironment has announced it has received a firm fixed-price order valued at $21,779,408 for RQ-12 Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States M ... more
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AeroVironment's Wasp microdrone being supplied to Marine Corps
AeroVironment Inc.'s short-range RQ-12 unmanned aerial system is being added to the U.S. Marine Corps' tactical UAS inventory. ... more
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Fury glide bomb dropped from Shadow UAS
Small precision glide bombs have been successfully dropped from a small unmanned aircraft system at the Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. ... more
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Iran unveils new missile-equipped drone
Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new missile-equipped drone to boost its military arsenal, as part of events marking the end of its 1980-1988 war against Iraq. ... more
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IBC Advanced Alloys Delivers First UAS Components for Analysis
IBC Advanced Alloys has successfully delivered several unmanned aerial system (UAS) demonstration articles manufactured using IBC's proprietary Beralcast technology. The components were delive ... more
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Watch: MQ-4C Triton UAV flies cross-country for new testing
The U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle is entering a new phase of testing after flying from California to Maryland. ... more
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Insitu Inc. receives ScanEagle engine
The first purpose-built propulsion system for the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle has been delivered to Insitu Inc. by an Australian company. ... more
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Nothrop to provide Air Force with more Global Hawk drones
The U.S. Air Force is expanding its fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems and has contracted Northrop Grumman for the drones. ... more
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Boeing may assist Sky-Watch in UAV development
Boeing of the United States is exploring ways to help a Danish company develop a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle. ... more
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Helicopter-Type UAVs May Appear in Russian Navy in One Year
Research and development company Radar MMS is waiting for the Russian Navy to place orders for its Breeze, a helicopter-type unmanned flying radar. "If the Navy wants, we are ready to supply i ... more
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Unmanned vehicles tested in Arctic
The use of unmanned ground and aerial vehicles in Artic conditions has been studied by scientists and technicians of Canada's Department of National Defense. ... more
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First Ever RQ-4 Global Hawk Hits 100th Flight on NASA Mission
The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California m ... more
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Unmanned Aircraft Partnership Reaches Major Milestone
A team of research students and staff from Warsaw University of Technology have successfully demonstrated the first phase of flight test and integration of unmanned aircraft platforms with an autono ... more
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RQ-4 Global Hawk Demonstrates Expanded Mission Capabilities
With several test flights this summer, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Wide Area Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) proved its ability to operate with an expanded variety of intelligenc ... more
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Global Hawk Variants Surpass 100,000 Operational Hours
Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Northrop Grumman's high altitude long endurance (HALE) series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours. The ... more
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Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army
Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau. ... more
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