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dronesDrones will be tightly integrated with army vehicles

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Recent advancements in commercial drones and their use by the military bring vehicle and drone manufacturers closer offering integrating drones with manned or unmanned combat vehicles. AeroVironment is working with General Dynamics Land Systems to tighten the integration of its …

dronesMaps in 2018: Big Moves in the Geospatial Industry

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With a Higher Demand for Accurate Information and Increased Drone Usage, the Mapping Industry is Due for Big Changes in the Near Future One of the industries we don’t often associate with disruptive technology is cartography. Mentioning the term cartographer …

dronesDrones with rocket propelled grenades and anti-tank weapons

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There are many new drones (including improvised drones) with grenade launchers, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank weapons.

brainDARPA high-resolution neural interfaces for controlling drones and cybertech

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DARPA seeks to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery, in its new program, Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3). DARPA intends the four-year N3 effort to conclude with a demonstration of a bidirectional system being used in a defense-relevant task …

dronesDrones, hypersonic weapons, lasers and engines for next generation

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The sixth generation fighters and upgrades to older fighters over the next 10-20 years will involve better engines for more range and speed, hypersonic weapons, combat lasers, unmanned flight and drones. Hypersonic missiles (mach 5 or faster) are already being …

dronesRobotic bumble bee sized drones will explore Mars by flying with flapping insect like wings

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Marsbees are robotic flapping wing flyers of a bumblebee size with cicada sized wings. The Marsbees are integrated with sensors and wireless communication devices. The mobile base can act as a recharging station and main communication center. The swarm of …

dronesBoeing making navy MQ-25A refueling drone

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Boeing has an $805 million contract to build and support four large MQ-25A unmanned drones. The four drones will have initial operation in 2024. They will supply refueling. The Navy eventually plans to buy 72 more Stingray drones with a …

dronesUS Army will test laser power for long endurance drones

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By early 2019, the US Army will start providing power to a drone via a laser beam. They hope to be powering airborne drones by 2020 as long as the necessary regulatory process is approved. DARPA will use the Silent …

dronesDrone Ambulance design wins $20,000 prize

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A drone ambulance design has won a $20,000 prize the 2nd FAI International Drones Conference and Expo held in Lausanne on 1 September 2018. Vincenzo Navanteri and his team winning design is for a self-piloting drone ambulance that could carry …

dronesUS seeks next generation small drones and will have flyoff November 2018

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The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) was soliciting for drones that can deliver a 5-pound package over 100 kilometers in hot and tough environment. They are looking for unmanned aerial vehicle system that supports refrigeration or other means of temperature …