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AeroVironment Expands Blackwing UAS Program

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AeroVironment Expands Blackwing UAS Program AeroVironment, a global leader in UAS for both military and commercial applications, announces the expansion of the Blackwing UAS program. This expansion comes after receiving a contract award from the United States Navy on September 29, 2017. The contract includes orders for multiple Blackwing vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits for a total value of $2,578,822….

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Cross-Domain Unmanned Systems Communication

AeroVironment Blackwing UAV

U.S. Navy Demonstrates Cross-Domain Unmanned Systems Communication Source: Unmanned Systems Technology The U.S. Navy has announced that its Naval Undersea Warfare Center has successfully demonstrated the use of its submarine-launched Blackwing UAV to link with a swarm of unmanned undersea vehicles and communicate with the submarine combat control system during the Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX). Along with providing a…

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First International RQ-21A Blackjack UAS Sale

US Marines with Blackjack UAS

U.S. Navy and Canadian Department of National Defense Conduct First International RQ- 21A Blackjack UAS Sale Article Source: Unmanned Systems Technology The U.S. Department of Navy has signed an agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) for the first RQ- 21A Blackjack Unmanned Air System (UAS) international sale. The Blackjack program, managed by the Navy and Marine Corps Small…

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General Motors and U.S. Navy Collaborate

US Navy UUV

General Motors and U.S. Navy Collaborate on Fuel Cell Powered UUVs Article Source: UST General Motors has announced that it is cooperating with the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into the next generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs). Hydrogen fuel cells convert high energy hydrogen efficiently into…

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Mothership Packed With Expendable Drones

Tomorrow’s Warplane Is a Mothership Packed With Expendable Drones The planes of the future will carry fleets of small drones that will be their eyes, ears, and weapons, too. A new breed of air-launched drones is giving pilots a close look at places they would fear to fly, like the heart of a hurricane or inside a zone of heavy…

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Navy’s $864 Million Underwater Drones

The U.S. Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship would be ineffective at hunting for mines because an underwater drone made by Lockheed Martin Corp. that’s supposed to find them doesn’t always work, the Pentagon’s weapons-testing office found. While mine-hunting is intended to be the primary combat mission of the ship, the drones required to detect underwater explosive devices from a safe…

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