January 25, 2007

IRAN DEVELOPS MINI-UAV

"Iran has reported the development of its first miniature unmanned aerial vehicles. Officials said Iran's state-owned industry has produced a family of mini-UAVs for tactical missions. They said the UAVs could be launched by a sole operator and conduct...
Posted by Darren

January 18, 2007

MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashes

"A U.S. Central Command Air Forces MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed five miles southeast of Baghdad International Airport Jan. 17 at approximately 11:35 p.m. local Baghdad time. The crash site is an unpopulated area and no collateral damage...
Posted by Darren

IAF to showcase radar, UAV at R-Day parade

"The Indian Air Force (IAF), which is celebrating its platinum jubilee, will showcase a new generation radar and an advanced version of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the annual Republic Day parade here Jan 26 that will conclude...
Posted by Darren

Unmanned FCS Platforms May be Cut

"Additional cuts to the Future Combat System could be on the horizon as Army officials examine whether they can reduce the number of unmanned ground vehicles in the program, Gen. William Wallace, commanding general of Training and Doctrine Command,...
Posted by Darren

January 17, 2007

Germany To Field Unmanned Aircraft Recon Fleet by 2014

'Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, this month is expected to decide on a contract to develop a signals intelligence (SIGINT) system to be integrated into the Euro Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), work worth 430 million euros ($558 million). Such...
Posted by Darren

US remains unswayed over Seoul's bid to buy Global Hawks

'The United States has reaffirmed that it can sell Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to South Korea only if related international restrictions are lifted, Seoul's defense procurement agency said Tuesday.' Read more at US remains unswayed over Seoul's...
Posted by Darren

January 16, 2007

US Army axes UAV projects

"Two of the four unmanned air vehicles under development for the US Army's Future Combat System (FCS) have been cancelled, following a 13-month study of the service's UAV requirements. The company-level Class II and battalion-level Class III systems have...
Posted by Darren

East Asia remains main focus of UAV spy activity as US defence watchdog releases suspected espionage report

"The United States Defence Security Service (DSS) believes UAV programmes developed by US companies are continuing to be major focal point for “suspicious collection” activities by foreign governments, particularly in regards to unmanned tactical systems and air vehicle avionics....
Posted by Darren

January 13, 2007

UAV test successful for Northrop

"Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, based in San Diego, and the Navy have successfully conducted a first set of flights for a new version of the Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter that takes off and lands vertically. The new Fire...
Posted by Darren

Global Hawk UAV Gets Death Ray Radar

"High resolution radar is being installed in a Global Hawk UAV. This Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar consists of thousands of tiny radars that can be independently aimed in different directions. An AESA radar was used on the...
Posted by Darren

January 12, 2007

Israel Developing World's Largest Unmanned Aircraft

'The Israeli army is reported to be developing the world's largest unmanned aerial vehicle, to be used for long-range deployment and destroying ballistic missiles as they are being launched. Security officials said on Monday that the Israel Aircraft Industries...
Posted by Darren

Recent Purchases Spurred FCS UAV Cuts, General Says

'The U.S. Army's recent purchases of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to support ongoing operations provided part of the rationale for the decision to cut two of the four classes of UAV planned for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program,...
Posted by Darren

Fire Scout UAV Makes Flight Debut

'The U.S. Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made its first flight last month at the Webster Field annex of Patuxent River Naval Air Station in St. Inigoes, Md. The Navy’s vertical takeoff and landing tactical UAV...
Posted by Darren

Gaza: IDF drone crashes; Hamas presents photos

'An Israel Defense Forces UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) crashed in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday. The aircraft crashed near the town of Beit Hanoun following a technical malfunction. The circumstances of the incident are still unclear. Upon hearing...
Posted by Darren

January 06, 2007

Pilotless Target Aircraft test-flown

"An advanced version of the Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA) was test-flown for the second time in three days from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, about 15 km from here, today. The unmanned aerial vehicle was test-flown at...
Posted by Darren

Boeing Provides ScanEagle UAV to Australian Army

"Boeing Australia Limited announced it has been awarded a contract to provide reconnaissance and surveillance services to the Australian Army using the ScanEagle autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The services provided by ScanEagle are currently being used in southern...
Posted by Darren