Global Hawk Flew over Ukraine with Transponder On


According to reports, a US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, took off from the Sigonella air base in Sicily, Italy on Saturday, flying toward Crimea from the west at a height of 15,500 meters. After that, the drone entered Ukrainian airspace along the water in Mykolayiv region, and continued its flight east of Kherson to Melitopol, carrying out reconnaissance north of the Crimean peninsula. Continue reading

Amazon Patents Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Assistant

amazon-how-the-drones-would-workAmazon has received a patent that covers the systems required to build a pocket-sized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that responds to voice commands.The patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says Amazon’s technologies are supposed to enable miniature drones that are “smaller, lighter, and less expensive than conventional UAVs.”

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US DHS Fields New Automatic Takeoff & Landing Capability for Predator B Fleet

DRR 113 3-FixedGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), has announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released its newest flight software which fields GA-ASI’s proprietary Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) system. The ATLC system is designed to increase safety and efficiency of air crews. Continue reading

Kratos Gets $12.6 M Contract for Sensor Integration


Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a $12.6 million contract with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), in coordination with STRATCOM and the Strategic Capabilities Office, to explore the use of high speed drones in either fully autonomous or semi-autonomous roles to support fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft. Continue reading