The US Military to Create Laser-powered Bat Drones for War Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

The US Military to Create Laser-powered Bat Drones for War

The American government’s defence department is offering funding to companies that can create a new generation of autonomous bat-like drones powered by lasers. They are particularly interested in “biomimetic” technology, which is a design mimicking real-life biological systems or functions. The department’s Defence Enterprise Science Initiative is offering grants between $1.5 million and $6 million for companies who can make them nature-inspired unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Operators sitting in the ground control operating station for a remotely piloted air system in the RAF The new generation of vehicles would need…

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The Navy's LOCUST Launches Drone Swarm Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Watch the Navy’s LOCUST launcher fire a swarm of drones …

Apr. 6, 2017, 10:29 AM 6,830 The Navy’s new LOCUST (Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology) launchers fire a swarm of drones that can jam enemy communications, and waste enemy resources by drawing fire. The launchers are capable of tube-launching 31 drones in just 40 seconds. READ MORE! >> Source: Watch the Navy’s LOCUST launcher fire a swarm of drones …

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The U.S. Military Tracking ISIS Drones Drones In The News 

Air Force Works to Track ISIS Drones to the Source

Tracking ISIS Drones The U.S. Air Force and Joint Coalition aren’t waiting for deadly drones used by the Islamic State to pop into the airspace and menace troops. Airmen are actively on the hunt for them, said Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. “Purchasing a system that just defends a space … is more of an industrial age solution, and we need to go to the information age solution,” he told reporters during a media roundtable Thursday here at the Air Force Association’s Air…

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Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

MONT-DE-MARSAN: Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) south of Bordeaux. Suddenly, a loud squawk fills the air as a…

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Reaper Drone gaining popularity – US Air Force orders 8 more

The Air Force appears to be in love with the Reaper Drone Wikipedia has the following information on the Reaper Drone: “The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (formerly named Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remote controlled or autonomous flight operations, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the United States Air Force. UAVs are also commonly referred to as drones by the media. The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the U.S. Air Force to indicate their human ground…

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Former fighter pilots bringing rigor to pipeline inspections

Midstream Integrity Services is managed by former fighter pilots and they bring military rigor to pipeline inspections Drone-based pipeline inspections being flown with the same level of detail as a combat mission in enemy territory?  We needed to hear more. Midstream Integrity Services is managed by former fighter pilots.  They consider themselves aviators first and they treat every mission with the same level of preparation as a combat sortie. Q. I know your founders are former fighter pilots, how does this influence the way in which you approach your missions (pipeline inspections,…

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6WResearch: India ready to become a key UAV market

6Wresearch announces the release of most anticipated “India UAV Market (2015-2021)” report covering UAV types, range types, applications, market trends and upcoming projects. The report estimates and forecast market by UAV types such as Mini–UAVs (Low Altitude-Low Endurance), Medium Range UAVs (Low Altitude-Medium Endurance), Long Range UAVs (Medium Altitude-Long Endurance), and Long Range UAVs (High Altitude-Long Endurance). The report also segregates market into different range types for Mini-UAVs (under 3mi & 4mi-10mi) and Medium Range UAVs (5mi-10mi & 11mi-20mi). Increasing terrorist activities, border security, rising defense budget, FDI, favorable government…

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