Tag: unmanned aerial vehicle

Orbital UAV, Northrop Grumman to Develop New Hybrid UAV Propulsion System

Orbital Corporation Ltd is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with leading aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation for the development of a hybrid propulsion system for a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle. Continue reading “Orbital UAV, Northrop Grumman to Develop New Hybrid UAV Propulsion System”

Lockheed Martin’s ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated its laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed-wing and rotary drones. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin’s ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat”

Raytheon Developing Advanced High-Power Microwave System for US Air Force Deployment

Raytheon will deliver a prototype high-power microwave system to be deployed to troops overseas under a U.S. Air Force contract. Troops will use the HPM system to destroy hostile drones. Continue reading “Raytheon Developing Advanced High-Power Microwave System for US Air Force Deployment”

U.S Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pushes Swarming Technology Forward

The U.S. Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic Small Autonomous Unmanned Systems Research (SAUSR) Range team demonstrated their newest swarming capabilities during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) East at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina July 9-19. Continue reading “U.S Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pushes Swarming Technology Forward”

USAF Tests New Software for Autonomous UAV Flights

The U.S Air Force’s 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted an autonomous test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California, July 25. The flight’s mission was to test a software suite designed to make unmanned aerial vehicle flight safer. Continue reading “USAF Tests New Software for Autonomous UAV Flights”