Category: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight of UAVs may operate with various degrees of autonomy: either under remote control by a human operator, or fully or intermittently autonomously, by onboard computers.

U.S. Navy tests updated Triton drone

Washington (UPI) Apr 5, 2017 –

The U.S. Navy recently completed a round of tests with an updated variant of the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle.

According to the manufacturer, enhancements included software designed to im…

U.K. defense minister calls for autonomous supply vehicles

Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017 –
Britain’s defense ministry is asking security contractors to design new autonomous systems that can be used to deliver supplies to ground forces.

In a statement released Friday, Defense Minister Harriet Baldwin said …

U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin demo unmanned F-16

Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017 –

An F-16 Fighting Falcon performed an unmanned combat mission during a recent demonstration held by Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force.

The effort involved personnel from the Air Force Research Laboratory, the U.S….

U.S. Army tests dune buggy-like Hunter, Killer vehicles

Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017 –

A developing U.S. Army platform comprising two dune buggy-like vehicles completed a round of testing at Fort Sill, Okla., on Thursday.

The eight-wheeled vehicles, known as Hunter and Killer, were tested between April …

USS America tests Rolling Airframe Missile on drone

Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017 –
The U.S Navy’s USS America shot down a remotely piloted aircraft with a Rolling Airframe Missile during a live-fire exercise on Thursday.

According to Navy officials, the exercise was conducted to verify the new ship’…

MS-177 sensor completes test on Global Hawk

Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017 –

MS-177, a sensor developed by UTC Aerospace Systems, has completed a round of testing with the Northrop Grumman-made RA-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

The sensor is a high-resolution imaging device designed to impro…