February 28, 2004

More Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Needed in Iraq

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter, yesterday encouraged the Airforce to take more Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to Iraq to play a part in the protection of American troops. '"There are prospects for using technology to be able to...
Posted by Darren

February 26, 2004

Dragonfly UAV Weapon Test

Metal Storm to Weaponize Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Demonstration in the U.S. reports 'Metal Storm Limited (Nasdaq Small Cap: MTSX and ASX: MST) announced today that it is planning to live-fire its 40mm electronic-weapon system on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle...
Posted by Darren

February 25, 2004

Unmanned Vehicles Race

The Great Robot Race - The inaugural unmanned vehicle race from LA to Las Vegas is on! Well its actually a year away, but its going to happen. Entries are invited from anyone in the US with the money to...
Posted by Darren

UAV's star in Asia air show

Pilotless planes star in Asia air show.Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are taking centre stage at one of the worlds largest aerospace shows in Singapore. 'Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been around for decades. But they have only evolved...
Posted by Darren

US to increase spending on UAV program

Homeland Security plan for unmanned aerial vehicles - UAV's - reports that the US is planning to spend a lot more than it first thought on UAV's in the upcoming year especially now that plans for the Comanche helicopter program...
Posted by Darren

February 23, 2004

Get your own personal UAV

Slashdot links up to a great site where you can get a hold of your own Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - UAV - RC Toys who are 'inventing the future of radio controlled flight. Get your own Predator, Dragonflyer, Mach III...
Posted by Darren

February 21, 2004

Dragon Eye - UAV

Marines returning to Iraq will be equipped with the Dragon Eye Unmanned Air Vehicle system. The Dragon Eye is an easy to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicle that can be handled with any Marine with a few hours basic training. '�The...
Posted by Darren

HUNTER RQ-5 UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

'Hunter is a joint tactical unmanned aerial system in service with the US Army. In 1989, the US Army, Navy and Marines initiated a joint unmanned aerial vehicle programme. TRW (now Northrop Grumman) and Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI) Malat Division...
Posted by Darren

UAVs to be used to Jam airwaves

Jam Warfare - 'Unmanned aerial vehicles could (UAV's) be used to jam enemy air defence systems in future conflicts, following flight tests held in Germany. European aerospace specialist EADS has revealed it has flown a UAV to test the use...
Posted by Darren

February 20, 2004

General Dynamics enter UAV Market

Aeronautics Defense Systems (Israeli) has just announced a deal with General Dynamics (US arms company) where GD will market some of ADS's products, including their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned patrol boats. This marks General Dynamics entry into the...
Posted by Darren

February 19, 2004

Korea to be a UAV power by 2015

The Korea Times reports that Korea is increasing their investment in the Aerospace industry, including pouring billions of dollars into UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). 'About 4.2 billion won will be spent on developing the world's largest, 200-meter-long, blimp-type electric motor-propelled...
Posted by Darren

Micro Aircraft

UAVs are about to get a lot smaller! Back to Nature for Micro Spy Plane Builders is an interesting article that reports that scientists are working on tiny micro aircraft to be used both in military and civil applications. They...
Posted by Darren

February 16, 2004

UAV's to feature at International Airshow

UAVs will feature at 'Asian Aerospace 2004'. 'The Eagle is taking the skies in the much-anticipated UAV flying demonstration, the first time a UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is staging a flying display at a major international airshow.' I wonder if we'll...
Posted by Darren

February 14, 2004

UAV Crashes

Another UAV has crashed in Kabul - Afghanistan. The Luna Tactical UAV was carrying out surveillance over Kabul for a German peacemaking unit of the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) when it crashed into a residential district in the outskirts...
Posted by Darren

Predator B UAV developments

UAV Online reports that the Predator B UAV has moved a step towards being part of NATO's Surveillance system. Here is a few excerpts. 'Raytheon has confirmed it will offer a modified General Atomics Predator B as a �core� part...
Posted by Darren

February 12, 2004

US Military team with Lockheed Martin

UAV Online reports that the US Military and Lockheed Martin have: 'have begun an initiative to integrate the Air Force Command and Control (C2) Constellation, Navy FORCEnet and Army Enterprise Architecture (AEA). The services will work collaboratively with the...
Posted by Darren

February 10, 2004

UAVs in Imagery Analysis and Delivery

'The newly named NGA will build a new IT infrastructure to support the Future Imagery Architecture, the Defense Department's fast, next-generation video and data system. The agency will use unmanned aerial vehicles, big model airplanes carrying cameras and sensors, to...
Posted by Darren

February 08, 2004

Autocopter - Neural Robotics

Neural robotics is an interesting site from a company who developes UAVs for commercial use. They describe their company as follows: 'NRI provides low-cost, autonomous unmanned aerial platforms for a variety of applications, such as photography, mine detection, search and...
Posted by Darren

February 06, 2004

UAVs need more Data Analysis

FCW reports that Battlefield commanders are saying that they need more resources in the field of data analysis. '"The Global Hawk was awesome and the amount of data that it collects is incredible," Power said. "The thing that we've learned...
Posted by Darren

February 04, 2004

US Commits to further UAV spending

UAV Online reports that 'the US$ 401.7 billion defence budget request for fiscal 2005 fully funds current readiness while maintaining course for transforming the military.' The Airforce will continue to focus on Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and will receive enough...
Posted by Darren

Australia Budgets for UAVs

CNN reports that UAVs are central in the budgeted spending of the Australian government defense forces. 'A Aust. $1 billion ($760 million) project to launch Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for national surveillance is the centrepiece of a 10-year Australian defense spending...
Posted by Darren

I-See Mini UAV

Globes Online reports that: 'Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) will unveil its new I-See mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) this week. IAI's UAV division developed the I-See partly for the IDF, and it is one candidate for procurement for the IDF land...
Posted by Darren

February 01, 2004

Pennsylvanians train with unmanned aircraft

The Sentinel reports that another 22 national guard members are getting involved in a UAV mission in Iraq. 'On Wednesday, 22 members of the 2nd Squadron, 104th Calvary unit based in York left for Fort Bragg, N.C., to become the...
Posted by Darren