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David Perry: Northrop Wants to Offer Singapore Military ISR Drones

David Perry: Northrop Wants to Offer Singapore Military ISR Drones

Northrop Grumman seeks to offer its drones to Singapore’s government as the company aims to further increase its international sales reach, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Jeffrey Ng writes… Read more »

Doug Barrie: Worldwide Drone Demand to Steadily Increase

Doug Barrie: Worldwide Drone Demand to Steadily Increase

The International Institute for Strategic Studies says reducing acquisition costs will increase demand for unmanned aircraft for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday. IISS published its “Military… Read more »

Amazon Tests Drones to Boost Delivery Service; Jeff Bezos Comments

Amazon Tests Drones to Boost Delivery Service; Jeff Bezos Comments

Amazon.com has begun testing drones for delivering goods with goals of advancing delivery speed and efficiency and reducing environmental impact of package delivery, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos said on “60… Read more »

Lockheed Unveils Military Rotorcraft Mission Equipment Package; Ed Whalen Comments

Lockheed Unveils Military Rotorcraft Mission Equipment Package; Ed Whalen Comments

Lockheed Martin has launched a new product suite designed to consolidate components used for rotorcraft development programs of U.S. Army and international defense forces. The mission equipment package is intended… Read more »

CAE Wins $20M to Help AF Train Drone Pilots

CAE Wins $20M to Help AF Train Drone Pilots

CAE has been awarded a potential five-year $19.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide training services for two classes of unmanned aerial vehicles, Tampa Bay Online reported… Read more »

Engility to Support Unmanned Aerial Combat Systems on Navy Engineering Contract

Engility to Support Unmanned Aerial Combat Systems on Navy Engineering Contract

Engility Corp. has won a close-to-$12.5 million contract modification to provide a range of engineering services in support of the U.S. Navy’s unmanned combat aerial systems programs and the Joint Precession Approach and… Read more »

Raytheon Provides Navy First First Standard-Missile 6; Taylor Lawrence Comments

Raytheon Provides Navy First First Standard-Missile 6; Taylor Lawrence Comments

Raytheon has delivered the first Standard Missile-6 weapon to the Navy for defending naval vessels against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, drones and cruise missiles. The company is aiming to upgrade… Read more »

Boeing Completes Phantom Eye Drone Test Flight

Boeing Completes Phantom Eye Drone Test Flight

Boeing‘s high-altitude long endurance drone for the U.S. Air Force has completed its second flight demonstration, according to a Defense News article. The Boeing phantom eye achieved a “picture-perfect landing” after the company… Read more »

GAO Official: Drone "Sense and Avoid" Technology Does Not Yet Exist

GAO Official: Drone "Sense and Avoid" Technology Does Not Yet Exist

According to an official from the Government Accountability Office, there is no technology in existence capable of allowing drones to “sense and avoid” other aircraft, NextGov reports.  Geral Dillingham, GAO director… Read more »

Northrop Aiming For First UAV Carrier Takeoff, Landing

Northrop Aiming For First UAV Carrier Takeoff, Landing

Northrop Grumman is building a drone for the U.S. Navy with the goal of having the first conventional unmanned aerial vehicle to take off and land on an aircraft carrier,… Read more »

Kratos Subsidiary to Provide AF Carbon Fiber Drones; Glenn Wells Comments

Kratos Subsidiary to Provide AF Carbon Fiber Drones; Glenn Wells Comments

A Kratos Defense and Security Solutions subsidiary has won a $32.8 million sole-source contract option to provide the U.S. Air Force drones made of carbon fiber and epoxy-based materials. Kratos… Read more »

BAE Industry Consortium: Civilian Drone Market Value Could Hit $400B

BAE Industry Consortium: Civilian Drone Market Value Could Hit $400B

A consortium led by the British government and several aerospace companies including BAE Systems predicts the civilian drone market could be worth $400 billion within four years, Reuters reports. The… Read more »

BAE Completes 300th AF QF-4 Drone Conversion; Gordon Eldridge Comments

BAE Completes 300th AF QF-4 Drone Conversion; Gordon Eldridge Comments

BAE Systems has converted its 300th F-4 Phantom fighter jet into an unmanned flying drone for the U.S. Air Force under the QF-4 program, the company announced Monday. For 16… Read more »

Report: Navy Planning Carrier-Launched UAV Draft RFP

Report: Navy Planning Carrier-Launched UAV Draft RFP

The U.S. Navy is preparing to release a draft request for proposals for a carrier-launched surveillance and strike drone by the end of this year, Flight Global reports. Contenders for… Read more »

Report: Majority of Drones Susceptible to Hacking, Lack Encrypted Communications

Report: Majority of Drones Susceptible to Hacking, Lack Encrypted Communications

Video transmission data from US drones is easy to intercept because it lacks encryption, Wired reports.  A source told Noah Shachtman and David Axe that only 30 to 50% of… Read more »

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