Unmanned Systems

Unmanned ground, aerial and naval systems provide a remotely-operated and autonomous safe option for surveillance, data gathering, inspection, resupply, etc. for defense, security and dual-use missions.

Homeland Security to Drive Global Military Vessel Market

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The global military naval vessel market will earn revenues of $39.99 billion in 2022, up from $32 billion this year, according to a new...

Drone Strikes Effective for Counterterrorism, but Not Counterinsurgency

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As a tool against counterinsurgency, air strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles have limited effectiveness--but there's reason to think that drone strikes "might achieve their...

The Company Propelling the Development of Next-Gen Unmanned Systems

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WindRiver, the company that has been supplying software products to the international aviation market for 30 years now, and is an Intel subsidiary, is...

Upgraded Fire Scout Prepares for First Test Flight

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The U.S. Navy is preparing for the first test flight later this month of its upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Aircraft System, a helicopter-like,...

Not Just A Cube – Tiny Robots Jump Around, Cooperate and...

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These tiny robotic cubes can jump, move around, and can unify to create a bigger robot– in any form necessary. This new development by...

An Israeli Air Force UAS Crashed

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An Israeli Air Force (IAF) Hermes - 450 unmanned air system (UAS) crashed at sea off the coast of Ashkelon today. The wreckage was...

New UAV Planned for IDF’s “Sky Riders” Artillery Corps Unit

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By iHLS NewsDesk The IDF's “Sky Rider” Artillery Corps Unit, which operates the Skylark UAV, is celebrating its third birthday, and it's getting some nice...

Israeli Company to Deliver UAS Simulator to Minnesota College

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Israeli company, Simlat was selected to provide an UAS & ISR Training & Simulation Center for the Northland Imagery Analysis college program. Northland’s Imagery...

U.S. Drones to Monitor North Korean Skies

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Next year the U.S. military will begin flying Global Hawk (UAS) unmanned air surveillance systems from Japan on missions to monitor North Korea, as...

Tanzania Wants to Use UAS in Anti-Poaching Ops

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The Tanzanian government says it is considering proposals from private American conservationists who are offering to help the country fight endemic rhino and elephant...

India Will Use New Mini-Drones to Guard its Borders

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Stepping up surveillance along the tense border of China and Pakistan, the Indian Army is equipping its troops with hand-held drones. It has floated...

Systems in Action – Live Demonstrations Make all the Difference

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When arguing for and against participating in Defense and Homeland Security related events (expos, conferences, exhibits) from a marketing point of view there are...

Despite Budget Cuts, There’s Still Hope for Defense Electronics Suppliers

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Despite the doom and gloom associated with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) budget cuts, market analysts see silver linings for defense electronics suppliers...

Predator UAS Saves Life in Rim Fire Disaster Relief Efforts

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced that a MQ-1 Predator unmanned air systems (UAS) successfully supported firefighters in their efforts to contain California’s Rim Fire,...

Iran Claims Data from Downed CIA RQ-170 Decoding Completed

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Iranian officials say they have completed decoding the surveillance data and software extracted from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) UAS that the United States...

Boeing QF-16 Aerial Target Completes 1st Pilotless Flight

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Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have completed the first unmanned QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target flight, demonstrating the next generation of combat training...

New UAS design to have 120 hours endurance

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Israeli manufacturers are trying to extend the endurance of their of unmanned air systems (UAS). In the meantime the U.S. Aurora Flight Science’s Orion...

A Robotic Security Vehicle was tested at the Daytona Beach International...

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A team of Embry-Riddle students and faculty has successfully tested a fully autonomous perimeter-patrol system at Daytona Beach International Airport. It is believed to...

DARPA Refocuses Precision Close Air Support Effort On Manned Aircraft

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Raytheon is moving ahead to demonstrate more rapid and accurate close air support after finalizing a contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones

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For almost two years, hackers based in Shanghai went after one foreign defense contractor after another, totalling at least 20 in all. Their target,...

UAVs in the service of Homeland Security

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By David Behr Armies all over the world have been using UAVs for decades. The U.S. Army leads the way with their use in Iraq...

Unmanned naval vehicle development: A growing trend

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By iHLS NewsDesk A few countries, including Israel, are focusing more and more on the development of autonomous, unmanned surface and underwater vehicles – meant...

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AI Model Enhances Heart Scan Analysis

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Experts from the Universities of East Anglia, Sheffield, and Leeds have developed a new groundbreaking AI method that improves the accuracy and efficiency of...