Category Archives: Weapons Systems

DARPA Launches Concept for Armed Drones on Fighter Jet Missile Rails

In a video posted last week on YouTube, Air Force Lt. Col. Jimmy Jones, a program manager with the Strategic Technology Office, challenged industry with the Flying Missile Rail (FMR) concept. DARPA’s vision is an armed drone that would be carried on the missile rails of Air Force F-16s and Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18. The Flying Missile Rail would fly at 0.9 Mach (690 miles an hour) for up to 20 minutes. Continue reading

Elbit Systems Introduces SkyStriker Tactical Loitering Munition

At the 2017 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget Elbit Systems launched SkyStriker – a remotely operated electro-optical, precise guided Loitering Munition(LM) designed to seek, locate and engage various targets for the tactical level corps. The new platform is based on Elbit Systems’ vast experience providing precise long-range tactical solutions. Continue reading