The ThunderDrone Technology Demonstration

The ThunderDrone Technology DemonstrationSoftwerx

The ThunderDrone Technology Demonstration… Coming This Fall A news report found on AIN Online announced that the U.S. Air Force is in the process of planning a “ThunderDrone” technology demonstration. ThunderDrone is a focused technology innovation effort related to drones (sea, land, air, and space), tactical swarms, payloads (kinetic/non-kinetic), and their associated data science applications for the Special Operations community. “Basically it’s to…

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Cybersecurity Concerns Ground DJI Drones

Cybersecurity Concerns Ground DJI DronesDealerscope

Cybersecurity Concerns Ground DJI Drones In a memo obtained by sUAS News, the U.S. Army has ordered all units to discontinue their use of DJI built drones and other equipment. According to the memo, the U.S. Army Research Lab and U.S. Navy found that there are “operational risks” associated with the Chinese manufacturers equipment. The decision was apparently made in reference…

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Raytheon to Update Integrated Sensor Suite

Raytheon to Update Integrated Sensor Suite for Air Force Global Hawk UAV FleetDoD

Raytheon to Update Integrated Sensor Suite for Air Force Global Hawk UAV Fleet U.S. Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance experts are asking the Raytheon Co. to upgrade an electro-optical sensor suite in the RQ-4 Global Hawk long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Officials of the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $25.9 million contract Friday to the Raytheon Space and…

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The New Kratos UAV Heads To Production

Kratos UAV Heads To ProductionKratos

Kratos UAV Heads To Production Later This Year Kratos Receives $8 Million in Orders for Satellite Global Position Protection System According the the most recent release, it looks like the Kratos UAV is heading into the production phase. The Kratos Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is developed by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, a leading National Security Solutions provider. The company announced…

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Drone IED Simulator and Test Training Aid

Drone IED Simulator and Test Training Aid

The First and Only Available Drone IED Simulator and Test Training Aid Explotrain® LLC, a Florida based small business, is taking the defensive response to the emerging drone threat straight to the troops. The company is developing a realistic drone based IED simulation and training system. With the first and only functional drone and simulated IED integrated device, Explotrain is addressing the…

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S-100 Completes Successful Qualification Flights

S-100 Completes Successful Qualification FlightsSchiebel

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 Completes Successful Qualification Flights On French Navy’s BPC Dixmude Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) once again convinced with its outstanding maritime capability when successfully completing qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude,…

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Defence Force Selects AeroVironment Wasp AE SUAS

AeroVironment Wasp AE SUASAeroVironment

Australian Defence Force Selects AeroVironment Wasp AE SUAS AeroVironment, a global leader in military and commercial UAS applications, made an exciting announcement early this month. The company that its Wasp AE sUAS has been selected by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The ADF Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract calls for the delivery of Wasp AE systems over a three-year period, as well as…

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Radiation Monitoring via UAV

Radiation Monitoring via UAVBNC Scientific

Radiation Monitoring via UAV Meet The Phoenix ACE RAD 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 Corp., is the first to offer this type of system. The Phoenix ACE RAD is a UAV Radiation Detection Solution, complementing the company’s family of nuclear detection technology. Thanks to this…

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Navy Tests New Unmanned Mine Detection System

Navy Tests New Unmanned Mine Detection Systemusnavyresearch

Navy Tests New Unmanned Mine Detection System There is a new piece of technology that is undergoing testing with the U.S. Navy and it’s a game changer. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) unveiled a new way to detect buried and submerged mines using drones. Dr. Rosemarie Oelrich, a scientist at NSWC Carderock’s Combatant Craft Division, and Dr. Cory Stephanson,…

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