Tag Archives: Drone

Boeing Eyes MQ-25 Tanker Drone Prototype Flight Test Before Year’s End

Boeing has moved a test prototype of the MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based aerial refueling drone from the firm’s facility in St. Louis to a small regional airport in Illinois as the company prepares to begin flight testing later this year, Defense One reported Monday. Dave Bujold, program manager for the drone project at Boeing, said in an interview the prototype will serve as an early learning platform for the first U.S. Navy aircraft, which is expected to be operational in fiscal 2021.

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DHS Seeks Info on Counter-Drone Systems

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for information from potential providers of counter-unmanned aircraft systems in a move to address security concerns over hostile drones. DHS said Monday in a FedBizOpps notice its science and technology directorate will use the collected data to assess and identify commercial-off-the-shelf counter-UAS platforms …

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Boeing Subsidiary Introduces New Solar-Powered, Long-Endurance Drone

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, has unveiled a new autonomous aircraft that utilizes solar energy to perform long, high-altitude flights. The Manassas, Va.-based company said Wednesday its new Odysseus unmanned aerial system can support climate change and atmospheric research as well as missions focused on communication, connectivity and intelligence. Odysseus is designed to …

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