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. 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…

A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones

Beijing, China (SPX) Mar 29, 2017 –

Two PhD students in National University of Singapore, Unmanned System Research Group spent four years in developing the novel hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles(UAV), U-Lion as shown in Figure 1. U-Lion is a hybrid U…

General Atomics building ground control station for drones

Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017 –

General Atomics received a $39.5 million contract modification to support production for an unmanned aircraft system ground control station.

The contract, which calls for a station to manage medium-altitude craft, was…

X-37B Space Plane Soon to Break Orbital Record

Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017 –

The US Air Force’s most secretive plane, the X-37B, is just eight days away from breaking the record for longest orbital mission undertaken by a space plane. The unmanned vehicle is competing against itself, as the X-…

SRC’s counter-drone system on display

Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017 –
A counter-drone system from SRC Inc., a non-profit research and development company, is being exhibited at next month’s Navy League’s Sea Air Space Exposition, the company recently announced.

Silent Archer provides d…

China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia

Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017 –
China will soon construct the first unmanned aerial vehicle factory in the Middle East following a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The New Arab reports Saudi Arabia granted the Chinese p…