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    Kochav UAV operational in Israel

    23rd August 2017

    The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has indicated that its Hermes 900 UAV, known as Kochav, is now operational following crew and flight integration tests. Tests ...

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    Starter underway as Harris wins EOD contract

    22nd August 2017

    In the modern military environment that land forces find themselves operating in automation and the use of unmanned platforms continues to play a vital role ...

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    Leidos demos Pathfinder vessel

    22nd August 2017

    Leidos has demonstrated its unmanned maritime capabilities at the US Navy's Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX 2017), the company announced on 16 August. During the ...

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    Taiwan shows off its drones

    21st August 2017

    Running in conjunction with last week’s Taipei Aerospace and Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE), the Taiwan Drone 2017 show demonstrated a range of unmanned platforms to ...

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    Unmanned demos come with demanding cost

    21st August 2017

    An increasing number of unmanned demonstrations, similar to the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior in 2016, are on the horizon as end users continue to get ...

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    Saab Seaeye receives Falcon order

    21st August 2017

    Saab Seaeye has received an order for a second Falcon ROV from Australia-based Huon Aquaculture, the company announced on 17 August. Huon will deploy the ...

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    MQ-8B Fire Scout in two-part demo

    18th August 2017

    A detachment from the US Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 has carried out a two part exercise with the MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS, Northrop ...

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    Assured Autonomy programme launched

    18th August 2017

    DARPA has launched a new programme called Assured Autonomy that aims to advance and enhance the adoption of autonomous systems in safety-critical defence applications. The ...

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    Qinetiq to lead MAPLE phase four

    18th August 2017

    Qinetiq will lead phase four of the Maritime Autonomous Platform Exploitation (MAPLE) project for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) under a £4.5million contract ...

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    NCSIST displays new loitering munition

    17th August 2017

    Taiwan’s state-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) displayed its new anti-radiation loitering munition at the biennial Taipei Aerospace and Defence Technology Exhibition ...

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    Northrop Grumman to take part in ANTX

    16th August 2017

    Northrop Grumman will demonstrate new autonomous technologies during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Panama City this ...

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    Philippines acquires six ScanEagles

    16th August 2017

    Insitu is set to supply the Philippines with six ScanEagle UAS following a contract announcement on 15 August. The US Department of Defence (DoD) awarded a ...

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    AFRL testing highly-efficient diesel aircraft engine

    15th August 2017

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Advanced Power Technology Office has completed a ground test series on a new highly-efficiency diesel aircraft engine, the US ...

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    Insitu, FireWhat and Esri enter partnership

    14th August 2017

    Insitu has teamed with FireWhat and Esri to improve UAS-based wildfire fighting capability services, the company announced on 10 August.Insitu's INEXA Solutions will offer aerial ...

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    Enhanced UTAP-22 Mako in testing

    14th August 2017

    Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has completed a flight test series evaluating the next evolution of the UTAP-22 Mako UAS, the company announced on 10 ...

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    Endeavor Robotics receives SUGV order

    11th August 2017

    Endeavor Robotics has received an order to deliver 32 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) to the US armed forces, the company announced on 9 August. ...

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    NZ seeks replacement EOD robots

    9th August 2017

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is seeking replacement explosive ordnance (EOD) disposal robots, with an RfP recently issued on 4 August. The requirement covers ...

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    Heron sings its swan song

    9th August 2017

    The Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) Heron has flown its last mission ahead of its withdrawal from service, the RAAF announced on 8 August.Heron's final mission was ...

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    There Israeli no driver

    4th August 2017

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has detailed the development of an unmanned HMMWV likely to be destined for use with the Israel Defence Forces (IDF).  Last ...

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