September 07, 2007

Swarms of 'smart' UAVs may decide tomorrow's battles

"Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, have come up with a new technology that would allow Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) to control themselves. Future battles could see the deployment of UAVs, but controlling a sky...
Posted by Darren

Outmoded drones put us at risk, soldiers say

"Canadian troops in Afghanistan are being put at risk because of the limited capabilities of the aerial drones that provide them with surveillance, say soldiers on the ground. The use of Sperwer unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs, in...
Posted by Darren

Hosing Down Hot UAVs

"U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs operating in the Middle East have a unique heat problem. Being relatively small, unmanned, aircraft, they do not have industrial strength air conditioning for their electronic systems. There are a lot of...
Posted by Darren

Predators improve fire mapping

"NASA and the U.S. Forest Service have teamed up to test a remotely piloted, unmanned Predator aircraft to improve data collection for fighting wildfires. The Predator is developed and tested at General Atomics Aeronautics facilities in El Mirage and...
Posted by Darren

Russia unveils pilotless 'stealth' bomber

"Russia unveiled on Thursday the mock-up of a pilotless bomber plane that its constructors say will be even better than the famous US stealth fighter at evading enemy radars and anti-aircraft fire. NTV television showed a full-sized model of...
Posted by Darren