UAV

Marketing imagery of the Shahpar-II at IDET 2021 News Premium

IDET 2021: Pakistan’s armed Shahpar-II undergoing flight trials

Pakistan’s Global Industrial Defence & Solutions was present at the IDET exhibition in Brno during October 6-8, showcasing a range of systems including the Shahpar-II unmanned aerial vehicle

Enhanced V-BAT completes flight testing

Northrop Grumman and Shield AI-owned Martin UAV have completed flight testing of a V-BAT unmanned aircraft system with new features including GPS-denied navigation and target designation capabilities

Iranian UAV tail fin News Premium

INSIGHT: Drone used in fatal attack off Oman was Iranian

As the fallout persists over the fatal airborne attack on the M/T Mercer Street off the coast of Oman in late-July, attention has turned to examining the motivations and potential perpetrators behind the incident

Shield AI signs agreement to acquire Martin UAV

US-based artificial intelligence and technology company Shield AI has reached an agreement to acquire unmanned systems provider Martin UAV

AeroVironment secures USAF Puma 3 AE order, Raven support services

AeroVironment confirmed on July 22 that it has received two firm-fixed-price contracts from the USAF – worth US$15.94m – covering the procurement of Puma 3 AE unmanned aircraft systems, as well as support for the service’s existing fleet of Raven platforms

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UK orders 13 more Protector RG1s

UK Defence Minister Jeremy Quin has confirmed that a £195m contract has been signed with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for a further 13 MQ-9B Protector RG1 remotely piloted aircraft for the RAF

UK agrees deal for 13 Protector RPAS

The UK has agreed a £195m deal for a further 13 Protector remotely piloted aircraft systems, with a total of 16 now ordered from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

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Skyborg completes test flight aboard MQ-20 Avenger

The USAF's Skyborg artificial 'brain' flew inside a stealthy, jet-powered UAV for the first time in late June, during a test flight which advanced the drone control system's air-to-air capability, as we explain

GA-ASI completes first MQ-9A for the Netherlands

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has announced the completion of the first MQ-9A Block 5 UAV and associated ground control station for the Royal Netherlands Air Force

GA-ASI rolls out first MQ-9A Reaper for the RNLAF

During a ceremony at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems production facility in Poway, California, on July 7; the first MQ-9A Reaper UAV for the Royal Netherlands Air Force – serial M-001 – was formally unveiled