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Humble beginnings: Rise of the quadcopter

Amid guided this and high-tech that, might the humble quadcopter be the real force multiplier on the battlefield?

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Uncrewed acquisition: Demand surges for tactical UAVs

As militaries gain greater experience of the role that tactical uncrewed aerial vehicles can fulfil, the market for such platforms continues to develop and mature

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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

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RAF progress on cloud-data, drone swarms and synthetic training

The progression of technologies such as cloud-data processing, unmanned swarming systems and synthetic training environments have been listed as targets for the UK’s Royal Air Force

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

BlueBird delivers 100 UAS to European customer

BlueBird Aero Systems has completed the delivery of 100 WanderB-VTOL unmanned aerial systems to an undisclosed European customer

MQ-4C Triton senses improved avoidance capability

Northrop Grumman has been contracted by the US Navy to prototype and reduce the risk of integrating sense and avoid capabilities into the high-altitude, long-endurance MQ-4C Triton autonomous system

Germany approves funding for additional Heron 1 UAV in Mali

The German government has approved the release of funding to lease an additional Heron 1 UAV to aid UN operations in Mali, bringing the in-country total to four, as well as securing the use of a third ground control station

First production-representative MQ-9B rolled out

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has rolled out and flown the first production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned combat air system (UCAV).

Australia releases shortlist for Shadow 200 replacement

The Australian Army has shortlisted four companies to compete in providing a replacement for its AAI RQ-7 Shadow 200 tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) under its Project LAND 129 campaign.