General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $14,151,324 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action modification (P00021) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-16-C-3003) for the MQ-9 Block 5 kits, to include extended-range kits, beyond-line-of-sight kits and Barrett Asymmetrical Digital Datalink Computer Routers. Continue reading
A British entrepreneur developing the UK’s first autonomous passenger drone says he’ll begin test flights with people on board as early as this year. Continue reading
The Dutch engineer behind the idea for circular runways at airports has revealed plans to build a test runway for unmanned delivery drones. Henk Hesselink is collaborating with Valkenburg airport, a disused naval base near The Hague, which has ambitions to become a drone innovation centre. Continue reading
Boeing has received a US aircraft registration for the newly-unveiled demonstrator at the heart of its bid to make up to 72 MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based unmanned tankers for the US Navy. Continue reading
Indemnis hopes to put its Nexus ballistic drone recovery system on the market by next summer. Company founder Alan Erickson said the system should retail for between $1,700 and $2,500 and satisfy upcoming FAA regulations for UAS flight over people and in urban areas for Part 107 commercial operations. Continue reading
WB Group announced that the first lot of Warmate loitering munitions has already been delivered to the Polish military. In total, the Polish Ministry of Defence has decided to acquire 1000 platforms of the type.