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A MarketsandMarkets report forecasts the value of the global unmanned aerial vehicles market to hit $14.9 billion in 2020, with an 8.12 percent compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2020. The research firm said Tuesday the UAV market’s value reached $10.1 billion this year and North America accounted for about 65.53 percent market share. Technological […] More
The U.S. Army has asked industry about available smaller weapons that the military service can integrate onto its fleet of General Atomics-built MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, Flightglobal reported Wednesday. James Drew writes the Army’s existing Gray Eagles are built to launch up to four 106-pound Hellfire air-to-ground missiles. “We would like increased range,” […] More
The U.S. Air Force could start to use laser weapons in combat missions within five years, Ars Technica reported Friday. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle told the Air Force Association Air & Space Conference this week he believes directed-energy weapons pods could be installed in a fighter plane “very soon,” Sean Gallagher reports. “That day is a lot closer than I think a […] More
NASA and three aeronautical technology firms have collaborated to demonstrate the collision avoidance functions of an Ikhana unmanned aerial system at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, California. Ikhana worked to alert a remote pilot or maneuvered itself to avoid approaching aircraft while it flew over California’s high desert region, NASA said Thursday. […] More
General Atomics, Honeywell, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting field tests on a sense-and-avoid system to support unmanned aircraft operations in the National Airspace System, Aviation Today reported Monday. Juliet VanWagenen writes that the government-industry team began the third series of flight tests this summer through the use of live and virtual environments to […] More
A new RnR Market Research report has predicted the unmanned aerial systems market’s value to increase almost seven-fold over the next six years to $4.8 billion by 2021. RnR Market Research said Monday that oil and gas mapping, utility line inspection, package delivery and agricultural applications would account for the majority of sales. The report […] More
NASA and its partners General Atomics, Honeywell International and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting a series of tests under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System program. The space agency said Tuesday the team will perform tests on several UAS at the Armstrong Flight Research Center through July. Previous tests under the first phase have […] More
The U.S. Army has used a new remote system to demonstrate a General Atomics-built MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, the Army News Service reported Wednesday. David Vergun writes F Company/227th Aviation soldiers managed the unmanned aircraft system’s payload with the One System Remote Video Terminal during a […] More
The U.S. Navy cannot issue a formal solicitation for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike System contract until the Defense Department has completed its review of military aircraft portfolio, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes Rear Adm. Mike Manazir, director of air warfare at the Navy, said the military service finalized UCLASS development requirements […] More
A new Strategic Defense Intelligence report projects the global unmanned aerial vehicle market’s compound annual growth rate at 5.66 percent from 2015 through 2025, with autonomous combat vehicles to dominate the market. The report predicts North America and Europe to account for more than 67 percent of the UAV market over the next 10 years, ReportsnReports […] More
Industry executives said they expect drone sales orders from Middle East nations to increase after the State Department loosened export rules for unmanned aerial vehicles, Reuters reported Tuesday. “With this new policy, we see a lot more activity, we are talking to a lot more countries in the Middle East,” Frank Pace, president of General […] More
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