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AI-Operated Fighter Jet will Fly US Air Force Secretary in a Test of Military’s Future Drone Warplanes

The US Air Force is betting a large part of its future air warfare on a fleet more than 1,000 autonomously operated drones, and later this spring its top civilian leader plans to climb into an artificial intelligence-operated warplane and let it take him airborne. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall told senators on Tuesday at […]

US Army Tests New Laser Weapon Vehicle DE M-SHORAD in Real Combat Environments in Iraq

The U.S. Army is evaluating additional 50-kilowatt platforms as it seeks to buy short-range air defense laser weapons, even as its initial four prototypes deploy in U.S. Central Command’s area of operations, a service official told Defense News. Three of the Army’s Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense systems, or DE M-SHORAD, are in Iraq so the […]

Bayraktar TB3 Flies with ASELFLIR-500 Electro-Optical System

The testing process of the Bayraktar TB3 Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which Baykar developed indigenously and originally, continues successfully. The indigenous UAV successfully completed its 25th flight test with the ASELFLIR-500 INDIGENOUS UAV, INDIGENOUS CAMERA The Bayraktar TB3 UAV flew for the first time with the ASELFLIR-500, developed indigenously by Aselsan, during the Medium Altitude […]

Kratos Demonstrates XQ-58A Electronic Warfare Capabilities for US Marine Corps

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a National Security Solutions provider, announced that Kratos Unmanned Systems Division has successfully demonstrated the ability of the XQ-58A to fly in concert with two F-35 aircraft and the ability to deliver an integrated electronic attack (EA) capability on the XQ-58A Valkyrie aircraft during a live flight test event […]

Kratos and Shield AI Conduct AI-Piloted Flights on the Kratos Tactical Firejet

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a Technology Company in the Defense, National Security and Global Markets and a provider of high-performance, jet-powered unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and Shield AI, Inc., a defense technology company building an AI pilot, have announced the successful completion of the first phase of Shield’s AI-piloted flight-testing on-board the Kratos […]

Aurora Collaborates with Zurich University on eVTOL Research

A collaboration between professors at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) School of Engineering and Aurora Swiss Aerospace, a Boeing company, is streamlining the development of EVTOL aircraft. Aurora Swiss Aerospace, located in Lucerne, is a subsidiary of US-based Aurora Flight Sciences. Aurora Swiss first joined forces with ZHAW in September 2023, aiming to […]

Anduril Industries New Loitering Munition Altius 700M Hits All Targets in Successful Test

Anduril Industries has just released a video  of the first end-to-end live fire test for ALTIUS-700M at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah in September which demonstrated flawless system performance with direct hits across six missions. Launched from a ground vehicle during the test, the munition displayed remarkable range capabilities, reaching up to 100 miles with a […]

India Successfully Tests VSHORADS Air Defense System Against UAV Targets

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recently conducted a successful flight test of the Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS). The test, which took place on February 28, saw the VSHORADS missile effectively engaging high-speed unmanned aerial targets off the coast of Odisha. The trial, conducted off Odisha’s coast, marked a pivotal moment for […]

Wave Engine Corp. Demonstrates First Flight of Pulsejet Powered UAV

The North American Wave Engine Corporation, a developer of affordable next-gen propulsion technology and aerial systems, has demonstrated complete flight capability on a UAV using a jet engine that requires no moving parts. A demonstration flight included self-powered take-off, climb-cruise and landing. The propulsion system is generally the most expensive and complex component of a […]

Hien Aero Technologies Conducts Asia’s First Gas Turbine eVTOL Levitation Test

On March 1, 2024, Hien Aero Technologies made headlines by successfully conducting Asia’s first levitation test for a large, unmanned electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft powered by a gas turbine. This landmark event marks a significant step forward in the development of hybrid eVTOLs, showcasing the potential for longer flight ranges and higher […]