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June 19, 2017 | Source: Popular Science, popsci.com, January 18, 2017, Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
China's Sharp Sword, a Stealth Drone that can Likely Carry 2-Tons of Bombs
The Sharp Sword UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), China's stealthy attack drone, just won second place in the National Science and Technology Advancement Prizes. Considering the...
June 16, 2017 | Source: Military.com, military.com, 8 March 2017, Oriana Pawlyk
Drone Milestone: More RPA Jobs Than Any Other Pilot Position
The U.S. Air Force now has more jobs for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones than any other type of pilot position, the head of Air Education and Training Command said last week...
June 15, 2017 | Source: UAV Expert News
Radiation Monitoring via UAV
Drones are constantly in the news, with uses for these systems expanding every day. The latest use involves monitoring radiation. BNC Scientific, a division of Berkeley Nucleonics...
June 9, 2017 | Source: DoD News, defense.gov, 8 June 2017
U.S. Shoots Down Unmanned Aircraft that Fired on Coalition Troops in Syria
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 8, 2017 — A U.S. aircraft shot down an armed pro-Syria regime unmanned aerial vehicle today after it fired on coalition forces in southern Syria, Combined...
June 5, 2017 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, 3 March 2017, Kris Osborn
Army, Textron Map Out Future Drone Control with Synturian Platform Technology
Textron Systems has built a new drone ground control station that allows operators to control multiple unmanned vehicles on a single display screen and connect platforms across...
May 22, 2017 | Source: Air and Space Power Journal, au.af.mil, Volume 31, Issue 1, Spring 2017
Defeating the Threat of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) offer new or improved military capability in many airpower applications. Contemporary UASs range in size from aircraft with wingspans exceeding 150...
May 22, 2017 | Source: UAS Weekly, uasweekly.com, 14 March 2017
Department 13 Completes Successful Tests of MESMER Counter-Drone Solution
Department 13 conducted a series of sales demonstrations and operational tests in Australia of its recently launched flagship counter-drone product, MESMER Version 1.0 (“MESMER...
May 12, 2017 | Source: U.S. DOD, defense.gov, 27 Feb 2017, Christian Clausen
Air Force to Retire MQ-1 Predator Drone, Transition to MQ-9 Reaper
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. The Predator's retirement will effectively conclude the...
May 8, 2017 | Source: New Atlas, newatlas.com, 5 March 2017, Loz Blain
Hybrid VTOL Fixed-Wing Drone Flies for 2+ Hours
The Volanti from Sydney-based Carbonix is a carbon composite drone with a 2.7-m (9-ft) wingspan that uses a multirotor system for VTOL, then transitions to horizontal flight as a...
May 8, 2017 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, 17 April 2017, Joseph Trevithick
U.S. Army's Laser-Armed Stryker Has Blasted Dozens of Drones
With terrorists, militant groups, and other potential opponents increasingly employing weaponized drones, the U.S. Army is becoming more and more concerned about the dangers...