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  • US Navy General Atomics Railgun
    The Navy's unmanned helicopters and railgun
    On or about April 9, 2014Geobeats shared their video report onunmanned Navy helicopters and their railgun development. Unlike an unmanned drone the Navy's unmanned helicopters do not need constant command and control. Chief of Naval Research...
  • A Navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft
    Armed unmanned aircraft a threat to US military in near future
    U.S. forces will be increasingly threatened by reconnaissance and armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the near future, the U.S. Army said in contract documents released Thursday.The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and...
  • FAA chief predicts thousands of drones in U.S. airspace
    FAA chief predicts thousands of drones in U.S. airspace
    The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration predicted Thursday that U.S. airspace could be crowded with as many as 7,500 commercial drones within the next five years, as he unveiled a long- awaited regulatory blueprint that seeks to protect...
  • Arcturus T-20 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    T-20 unmanned aircraft reaches new heights
    A small-tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) named T-20 set a new altitude record for itself recently, while flying in restricted airspace during a high-altitude flight over Wyoming, manufacturer Arcturus UAV announced on Monday. The UAV reached...
  • Video: Navy’s unmanned X-47B performs taxi tests aboard aircraft carrier
    Video: Navy’s unmanned X-47B performs taxi tests aboard aircraft carrier
    The U.S. Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator performed a series of taxi tests on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) recently. The Navy uploaded video of the taxi teststo YouTube on...
  • Video: Unmanned fighter aircraft loaded aboard USS Harry S. Truman
    Video: Unmanned fighter aircraft loaded aboard USS Harry S. Truman
    The U.S. Navy successfully loaded a X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS) onboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) this week. The air vehicle, built by Northrop Grumman, arrived by barge on Monday from Naval Air...
  • Grey Eagle predator drone
    Army unit to test enhanced predator drone at Ft. Riley, Kansas
    Soldiers of the Army's 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) will hold the first launch of a new unmanned aerial system from Fort Riley's Marshall Army Airfield on October 10, 2012, according to sources on base.Personnel will test enhanced...
  • MQ-1 Predator
    Engine failure caused April plane crash in Afghanistan
    Irreversible engine failure caused the crash of an unmanned MQ-1B Predator aircraft on April 14, according to a military accident investigation board report released on Tuesday. The plane crashed into an unpopulated mountainside in Afghanistan.The...