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Report: Trump's Win Unlikely to Affect India's Predator Drone Acquisition From US
Report: Trump's Win Unlikely to Affect India's Predator Drone Acquisition From US

Donald Trump's win as the next U.S. president is seen to have little impact on India's plan to buy Predator drones from the U.S. military. read more...


Obama's Requested $11.6B Budget Includes Funds for Lethal Drones, Aerial Missiles
Obama's Requested $11.6B Budget Includes Funds for Lethal Drones, Aerial Missiles

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has requested for an additional $11.6 billion in funds that include budget for the acquisition of more lethal drones and other equipment to combat the Islamic State militant group and other terrorists. read more...


Iowa National Guard Uses Unmanned Aircraft to Train Troops
Iowa National Guard Uses Unmanned Aircraft to Train Troops

The Iowa National Guard uses its new unmanned RQ-7B Shadow aircraft to train troops at Boone Airport. read more...


Army Tests New Device to Immobilize Enemy Drones
Army Tests New Device to Immobilize Enemy Drones

The U.S. Army is assessing the new Raytheon-built Phaser anti-air device that works to immobilize multiple unmanned aerial vehicles using a beam of microwave radiation. read more...


US Clears UK Plan to Purchase Predator Drones For $1B
US Clears UK Plan to Purchase Predator Drones For $1B

The State Department has approved the U.K.'s proposed acquisition of 26 Predator drones and 12 advanced ground control stations with other systems, equipment and personnel training programs that amount to a potential $1 billion foreign military sale. read more...


Northrop's Tern Drone for Navy Completes 2 Milestones
Northrop's Tern Drone for Navy Completes 2 Milestones

Northrop Grumman's Tern intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance drone for the U.S. Navy has completed two development milestones with the help of the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. read more...


DoD Releases Video of Perdix Drones Launch
DoD Releases Video of Perdix Drones Launch

The Defense Department has released a video that shows the launch of 103 Perdix drones from F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets in China Lake, California, in October last year. read more...


DroneShield to Demonstrate Drone Detection Products in March
DroneShield to Demonstrate Drone Detection Products in March

DroneShield will demonstrate its drone detection products and DroneGun tactical drone jammer at a military training area in March. read more...


Air Force to Recruit Additional Airmen to Operate Drones
Air Force to Recruit Additional Airmen to Operate Drones

The U.S. Air Force will release a list of new airmen who will operate unmanned aerial vehicles at the end of the month in efforts to support the service branch's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. read more...



Army, Textron Further Development of Ground Control Tech for Drones
Army, Textron Further Development of Ground Control Tech for Drones

Textron Systems has developed a new ground control station for unmanned systems that works to enable operators to control multiple drones, while the U.S. Army works to develop new applications for its Universal Ground Control Station, Defense Systems reported Friday. read more...


US to Send Gray Eagle Drones to South Korea
US to Send Gray Eagle Drones to South Korea

The U.S. will send a group of Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles to South Korea just days following the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in the Korean peninsula to address the potential missile threat of North Korea. read more...


Report: Trump Gave CIA Authority for Drone Strikes
Report: Trump Gave CIA Authority for Drone Strikes

President Donald Trump has reportedly given CIA new authority to conduct drone strikes compared to previous policy that places the agency responsible only for surveillance. read more...


Army Considers Anti-Drone Weapons Deployment to Troops
Army Considers Anti-Drone Weapons Deployment to Troops

The U.S. Army is exploring the potential deployment of anti-drone weapons to soldiers and is currently conducting tests on existing technologies such as Battelle's DroneDefender as part of the service branch's assessment. read more...


Marine Corps Tests UAV for ISR, IED Detection Operations
Marine Corps Tests UAV for ISR, IED Detection Operations

The U.S. Marine Corps has tested the RQ-20 Puma unmanned aerial vehicle at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows in efforts to explore intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. read more...


Stratcom Releases Guide to Counter Drones at Nuclear, Weapon Sites
Stratcom Releases Guide to Counter Drones at Nuclear, Weapon Sites

Gen. John Hyten has said the U.S. Strategic Command has issued guidance on ways to counter small, unmanned systems and secure military weapon or nuclear sites from drone activity. read more...


Aquabotix Secures UUV Order From Navy
Aquabotix Secures UUV Order From Navy

Aquabotix will deliver an unmanned underwater vehicle to the U.S. Navy under an order from the Naval Supply Systems Command as the company works to establish its position in the military unmanned underwater domain. read more...



Marines to Prototype, Field 3D-Printed Drones
Marines to Prototype, Field 3D-Printed Drones

The Marine Corps, the first service to 3D-print military-grade ammunition and spare parts for weapon systems, is planning to begin prototyping, manufacturing and deploying 3D-printed systems such as surveillance drones, Defense Systems reported Monday. read more...


Army Eyes Midsize Cargo Resupply UAV
Army Eyes Midsize Cargo Resupply UAV

The U.S. Army is looking into the possibility of deploying a midsize unmanned aerial vehicle that could work to transport cargo in order to lighten soldier load and function as a joint tactical autonomous resupply system, according to Lt. Col. Jeremy Gottshall, autonomous aerial resupply capability manager at the Army Training and Doctrine Command. read more...


General Atomics Receives $222M Contract for Updated Gray Eagle Drones, Satcom Tools
General Atomics Receives $222M Contract for Updated Gray Eagle Drones, Satcom Tools

General Atomics has received a $222 million contract from the U.S. Army to produce 20 extended-range MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones and associated satellite communications hardware and software, Defense World reported Thursday. read more...


Army Eyes Counter-UAV Radar, Cameras on Man-Portable Drones
Army Eyes Counter-UAV Radar, Cameras on Man-Portable Drones

The U.S. Army is exploring the possibility of equipping small, man-portable unmanned aerial vehicles with counter-UAV radar and cameras that deployed troops can use to perform on-the-spot hostile drone detection and tracking without the need to call in support from external parties, C4ISRNet reported Tuesday. read more...


Northrop Lands $304M Navy Contract Modification to Manufacture Lot 2 Triton UAS
Northrop Lands $304M Navy Contract Modification to Manufacture Lot 2 Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $303.9 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy for low-rate initial production of three lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems, the Defense Department said Tuesday. read more...


USSOCOM to Initiate Drone, Robotic Technology Project; James Geurts Comments
USSOCOM to Initiate Drone, Robotic Technology Project; James Geurts Comments

The U.S. Special Operations Command plans to initiate a project initially dubbed "DroneWerx" in efforts to tackle drone and robotics technology hurdles, Defense News reported Tuesday. read more...


AeroVironment Delivers 350 Switchblade Drones to Help SOCOM Combat Non-State Forces
AeroVironment Delivers 350 Switchblade Drones to Help SOCOM Combat Non-State Forces

AeroVironment has delivered 350 tube-launched drones that the U.S. Special Operations Command requested to help combat non-state enemies like the Islamic State militant group, Defense One reported Thursday. read more...


USAF Squadron Employs Predator, Reaper Drones in Combat Missions
USAF Squadron Employs Predator, Reaper Drones in Combat Missions

The U.S. Air Force announced Thursday 432nd Wing airmen used the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones to both perform reconnaissance operations and deploy Hellfire missiles during combat operations in two different combat arenas last week. read more...


USSOCOM Seeks New Drone Technology
USSOCOM Seeks New Drone Technology

The U.S. Special Operations Command seeks new drone technologies to address the risk of obsolescence and keep pace with new developments in counter-drone systems among adversaries, National Defense reported Wednesday. read more...


Kratos Announces Award of BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target Drone System Low Rate Initial Production Contract of $37,091,710 from U.S. Navy
Kratos Announces Award of BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target Drone System Low Rate Initial Production Contract of $37,091,710 from U.S. Navy

Kratos announced Wednesday that it has secured a potential $37.1 million contract modification to provide the U.S. Navy with BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target drone systems. BQM-177A is designed to provide enhanced aerial drone system performance to support multiple key mission areas with a longer range, lower cruise altitudes and enhanced maneuverability. read more...


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