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Schiebel Opens Facility in France

The Schiebel Group is strengthening its European footprint by establishing Schiebel Aéronaval SAS in Toulon, France. The CAMCOPTER S-100 has been in service with the French Ministry of Armed Forces since 2012. In order to more closely support this successful partnership and meet the operational requirements of the Armed Forces in case of major engagements, […]

Northrop Grumman Gets $9.5M MQ-4C Triton US Navy Contract for US and Australia

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a $9,536,612 modification (P00009) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0806) to a previously awarded basic ordering agreement. This modification is for the procurement of last-time buys, material required for the continuance of the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System production and sustainment efforts for the Navy and Royal […]

Ukraine Unveils New Mystery Kamikaze Drone

The unveiling took place during the presentation of the new Unmanned Systems Forces, a new stand-alone branch of the Ukrainian military. The video reveals a hangar filled with various drone systems, including a new delta wing suicide drone of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This drone bears some resemblance to the Iranian Shahed-series one-way attack drones […]

US Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scouts Retire Just Two Years After Entering Operational Service

US Navy (USN) budget documents reveal that the service plans to retire the newest variant of an unmanned helicopter it spent more than a decade and nearly $1.5 billion developing. The Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout was to perform a range of surface warfare, airborne mine countermeasures, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions from […]

US Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scouts Retire Just Two Years After Entering Operational Service

US Navy (USN) budget documents reveal that the service plans to retire the newest variant of an unmanned helicopter it spent more than a decade and nearly $1.5 billion developing. The Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout was to perform a range of surface warfare, airborne mine countermeasures, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions from […]

Four Companies Selected to Support the US Air Force and Defense Innovation Unit’s Enterprise Test Vehicle Project

The Air Force Armament Directorate (AFLCMC/EB) and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) have partnered to identify and prototype commercial and dual-use technology solutions for an enterprise test vehicle that demonstrates modularity for subsystem upgrade testing. The technology will also serve as a foundation for affordable high-rate production. Initial flight demonstrations will occur within seven months […]

Titra to Integrate Airbus’ DeckFinder Airbus on ALPiN Drone for Naval Missions

Turkish drone-maker Titra is teaming with Airbus to modify the ALPiN unmanned helicopter so it can operate from naval platforms as well as take off and land autonomously, the former announced last week. The unmanned helicopter was first used during Turkish operations in the northern region of Iraq, Titra’s chief executive Abdulkadir Sener told reporters […]

Ukraine Deploys British Windracers ULTRA Cargo Drones for Military Operations

Ukraine is operating the UK-developed Windracers Uncrewed Low-cost Transport (ULTRA) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Janes has learnt. ULTRA is a tactical UAV designed to support resupply. Speaking to Janes on 4 April, Simon Muderack, the CEO of Windracers and Distributed Avionics, revealed that its UAV has been conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and supporting […]