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Kratos Announces Delivery of First BQM-177A

Kratos Announces Delivery of First BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target System for U.S. Navy Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.

Kratos Announces Delivery of First BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target System for U.S. Navy Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced the delivery of the first production BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target (SSAT) Drone System for the U.S. Navy. These production deliveries are part of the previously announced Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Year One contracts worth…

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U.S Army Selects AeroVironment

U.S. Army Selects AeroVironment to Compete for Family of Unmanned Aircraft SystemsAeroVironment

U.S. Army Selects AeroVironment to Compete for Family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Spare Parts Task Orders Valued at Up To $248 Million Over Five Years AeroVironment, Inc. announced that on April 10, 2018, the United States Army selected the Company and six other suppliers for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) sustainment under a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract….

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ABP Demonstrates Border Technology

ABP Demonstrates Border Technology For U.S. Senate Candidates Glenn Spencer / YouTube

ABP Demonstrates Border Technology For U.S. Senate Candidates An electronic border security system recently used to detect drones will be demonstrated by American Border Patrol (ABP) for U.S. Senate candidates on Saturday, July 7th, at a test site at the Arizona/ Mexico border. Three of the five listed Arizona candidates have said they will attend the demonstration. The system, called SEIDARM, was recently used with a special sensor…

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Lithuania Approves Updated Drone Rules

Lithuania Approves Updated Drone Rules On Flights Over Military AreasSgt Spc Ieva Budzeikaité

Lithuania Approves Updated Drone Rules On Flights Over Military Areas Air Force Technology reports that the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence has approved the updated rules on allowing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to fly over military territories and to produce video, photo or other types of visual material of military territories. Approved to ensure enhanced protection of the Lithuanian Armed Forces,…

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First Winging Ceremony For VMU-4

First Winging Ceremony For VMU-4U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexis B. Rocha/released

VMU-4 Holds First Winging Ceremony Unmanned aerial vehicle operators with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 4, at Camp Talega on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, were honored in VMU-4’s first winging ceremony on June 17, 2018. VMU-4, a subordinate unit of Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, is one of four UAV squadrons in the Marine Corps…

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MyDefence Launches PITBULL

MyDefence Launches PITBULLMyDefence

MyDefence Launches PITBULL – Wearable Counter UAS Jammer MyDefence is launching PITBULL – the next generation wearable Counter UAS solution that utilizes smart jamming to defeat enemy drones. PITBULL was developed to have minimal impact on other signals while jamming, in an effort to maintain own communication. The Counter UAS jammer is a tactical solution weighing just 775 grams, designed…

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Air Force Innovation Development Program

Citadel Defense Drone Countermeasure Technology Selected for Elite U.S. Air Force Innovation Development Program at AFWERXCitadel Defense

Citadel Defense Drone Countermeasure Technology Selected for Elite U.S. Air Force Innovation Development Program at AFWERX Citadel Defense‘s drone threat mitigation technology received significant third-party affirmation of its unique and combat theater-tested approach to Counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (C-UAV). The San Diego-based firm was one of just 10 teams out of 180 original applicants to earn a coveted “Fusion Ticket” during the…

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Guardian RPA Concludes Demonstration Flights

Guardian RPA Concludes Demonstration FlightsGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Guardian RPA Concludes Demonstration Flights In Japan General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has announced that the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has concluded the first large-scale demonstration flights in Japan. The demonstration flights, which took place over a period of two weeks, were intended to promote the civil and scientific applications of the RPA. “We thank the Mayor of Iki…

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Drones Used To Hunt Butterfly Landmines

drones used to hunt butterfly landminesAtirador/CC 3.0

Infrared-Packin’ Drones Used To Hunt Butterfly Landmines New Atlas reports that while landmines in general are pretty awful, the PFM-1 “butterfly” mine is particularly nasty. Because of its small size and mainly plastic construction, the butterfly- shaped device is notoriously difficult to find using metal detectors or other common methods. Now, however, it turns out that drones can be used to locate…

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The Pentagon Grounds Drones

Pentagon Grounds Drones Over Cyber Security ConcernsLance Cpl. Scott Jenkins

Pentagon Grounds Drones Over Cyber Security Concerns The Marine Corps has shelved several new, small drones – at least temporarily – amid a Pentagon ban and assessment on the cybersecurity of commercial, off-the-shelf, unmanned aerial systems, a service spokesman told USNI News on Monday. The Department of Defense issued a ban last month on the purchase and use of all…

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