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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 to help customers update military drones in line with the Joint Multi-Role/Future Vertical Lift program’s standards, Lockheed said Monday. Three …

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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 completed upgrades from the results of its  first test flight in June 2012. The aircraft flew from NASA‘s Dryden Flight …

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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 for physical infrastructure issues, speaking at a hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, said the Federal Aviation Administration …

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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 the new aircraft include Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman (click here to read more on what these …

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Report: DHS Interested in Hand-Launched Drones

The Department of Homeland Security will test fly drones at Fort Sill, Oklahoma over the coming months to see how they can complement operations in emergency response, border security and law enforcement. According to Wired, these drones will be smaller than those typically used for military operations as DHS wants …

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