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.

Swiss prisons getting drone-detection capability

Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017 –

Rheinmetall AG is to install its Radshield drone detection system at Switzerland’s central prison and at an inter-cantonal penitentiary.

The system is an array of video cameras, infrared sensors and radars that will m…

U.S. Air Force taps URS for unmanned aircraft operations

Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017 –

URS Federal Services received a $3.6 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide various support services for the branch’s unmanned aerial vehicles.

Under the contract, the company will provide testing, tactica…

Radar warning receiver flies for first time in Predator drone

Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017 –

A Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 drone has demonstrated the successful use of a radar warning receiver for conducting missions in hostile environments.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., maker of the unmanned …

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 …