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  • Israel, Germany jointly develop UAV arms system

    09/06/2011 8:20:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/09/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Israel, Germany jointly develop UAV arms system By YAAKOV KATZ 07/09/2011 Loitering weapons system combines drones developed by both nations. A rare look into Israel’s unmanned weapons capabilities was revealed on Tuesday with an announcement by Germany’s Rheinmetall that it had jointly developed with Israel a loitering weapons system based on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The system, called WABEP, which in German stands for “Weapons system for standoff engagement of individual and point targets,” was developed by Rheinmetall together with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a world leader in the development of UAVs and loitering weapons. The WABEP is a...
  • Southampton Engineers Fly the World’s First ‘Printed’ Aircraft

    08/15/2011 9:07:55 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 10 replies
    ECN Magazine ^ | August 11, 2011
    Engineers at the University of Southampton have designed and flown the world’s first ‘printed’ aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches. It was printed on an EOS EOSINT P730 nylon laser sintering machine, which fabricates plastic or metal objects, building up the item layer by layer. No fasteners were used and all equipment was attached using ‘snap fit’ techniques so that the entire aircraft can be put together without tools...
  • DARPA's Maple leaf Remote Control drone takes first flight (video)

    08/14/2011 6:32:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Engadget ^ | 8/11/11 | Lydia Leavitt
    After five years behind locked doors, researchers at Lockheed Martin's Intelligent Robotics Laboratories in New Jersey have emerged with a working prototype of the "Samarai," a tiny DARPA-commissioned surveillance drone. The nano air vehicles (NAVs), modeled after falling Maple leaf seeds, are designed to be super light weight and agile for vertical lift off, hovering, and navigation in tight spaces. Like your favorite $5 Subway sammie, these surveillance bots are a foot long, but instead of being shoveled in your mouth, they're thrown like boomerangs into flight and controlled using a tablet app or a basic remote. These eyes in...
  • First Russian strike UAV to be showcased at Moscow air show

    08/10/2011 6:01:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 10/08/2011
    First Russian strike UAV to be showcased at Moscow air show Lutch, Russia's first unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed to carry out air strikes, will be shown at the Moscow air show next week, according to its producer, Vega. "Vega will show a full-scale mock-up of the Lutch medium-range UAV at MAKS 2011," a Vega representative said. "Lutch is designed for optical reconnaissance, radar, radio-relay and electronic reconnaissance missions," he added. Lutch can also carry guided weapons on fuselage pylons or in a fuselage weapons bay. "Up to 150-170 kilograms of ammunition and weapons control systems can be carried," Vega...
  • Wireless drone sniffs Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, phone signals(war flying?)

    08/05/2011 7:25:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    CNET ^ | 08/04/11 | Declan McCullagh
    Wireless drone sniffs Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, phone signals By: Declan McCullagh August 4, 2011 11:19 AM PDT LAS VEGAS--Forget Wi-Fi war driving. Now it's war flying. A pair of security engineers showed up at the Black Hat security conference here to show off a prototype that can eavesdrop on Wi-Fi, phone, and Bluetooth signals: a retrofitted U.S. Army target drone, bristling with electronic gear and an array of antennas. "Nobody's really looking at this from a threat perspective," said Mike Tassey, a security consultant who works for the U.S. government intelligence community. "There's some pretty evil stuff you can do from...
  • 3D printing: The world's first printed plane

    08/03/2011 4:32:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    The promise of 3D printing has finally taken off with the development of a drone that takes just a week to createUnder darkening skies on a grass airstrip in the UK's Wiltshire Downs, north of Stonehenge, I am watching half a dozen aeronautical engineers rushing to assemble an uncrewed aircraft before the weather takes a turn for the worse. They are hoping to show how 3D printing will revolutionise the economics of aircraft design – by flying the world's first fully "printed" plane. Led by Andy Keane and Jim Scanlan of the University of Southampton, the team believes that 3D...
  • France Ends Ban on Arms Trade with Israel

    07/24/2011 10:54:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/11 | Chana Yaar
    After more than 40 years, France has ended its ban on weapons trade with Israel. Paris has decided to purchase the Heron TP (Eitan) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Israel Aerospace Industries. With a wingspan just about as wide as a Boeing 737 (26 meters), the Eitan flies up to an altitude of 40,000 feet and can remain airborne for up to 36 hours. The drone is able to carry a wide variety of equipment with which to conduct its reconnaissance missions due to its size – possibly even missiles. The Eitan went into service in Israel approximately 18 months...
  • Chinese firms developing armed drones; eyes Pakistan for sales

    07/08/2011 5:56:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    Chinese firms developing armed drones; eyes Pakistan for sales WASHINGTON: China has ramped up its research in drone technology and is in the process of building armed, jet-propelled unmanned planes, which it plans to sell to countries like Pakistan. Though much of this work remains secret, the large number of drones at recent exhibitions underlines not only China's determination to catch up in that sector -- by building equivalents to the leading US combat and surveillance models, the Predator and the Global Hawk -- but also that its desire to sell this technology abroad, a media report has said. "No...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Global race on to match US drone capabilities

    07/05/2011 5:06:25 PM PDT · by indthkr · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/04/11 | By William Wan and Peter Finn
    At the most recent Zhuhai air show, the premier event for China’s aviation industry, crowds swarmed around a model of an armed, jet-propelled drone and marveled at the accompanying display of its purported martial prowess. In a video and map, the thin, sleek drone locates what appears to be a U.S. aircraft carrier group near an island with a striking resemblance to Taiwan and sends targeting information back to shore, triggering a devastating barrage of cruise missiles toward the formation of ships. Little is known about the actual abilities of the WJ-600 drone or the more than two dozen other...
  • PICTURE: China's Global Hawk counterpart breaks cover

    06/30/2011 9:30:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies ^ | 30/06/11 | Greg Waldron
    PICTURE: China's Global Hawk counterpart breaks cover By Greg Waldron China appears ready to reveal another of its developmental military aircraft, with new images having emerged showing what appears to be a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle. Posted on the China Defense Mashup website, the aircraft was photographed at Chengdu airfield, where the J-20 stealth fighter also emerged late last year, shortly before making its surprise flight debut from the site in January. China Defense Mashup speculates that the newly-spotted vehicle is the Xianglong: an intended counterpart to the USA’s Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk.
  • Japan: Stalking Sphere (ball-shaped UAV)

    06/09/2011 9:37:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/09/11
    Click the following link to see the video Stalking Sphere
  • Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 18 in Pakistan

    06/06/2011 9:29:10 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    VOA ^ | June 6, 2011
    Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 18 in Pakistan Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 4:00 pm UTC Posted 13 minutes ago Pakistani intelligence officials say three U.S. drone strikes have killed at least 18 militants in the country's northwest tribal region. All of Monday's strikes were in South Waziristan, near the Afghan border. Officials say missiles hit a compound, an Islamic seminary and a vehicle near the main town of Wana. Foreign militants, including Arabs and Uzbeks, were said to be among those killed. The attacks come just days after the reported death of senior al-Qaida operative Ilyas Kashmiri in a...
  • US drone attack kills eight militants in Pakistan

    05/06/2011 4:44:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | 6 may 2011 | AFP
    US drones fired a salvo of missiles into a compound in Pakistan's tribal district of North Waziristan on Friday, killing eight suspected militants, local security officials said. The attack came just four days after US commandos shot dead Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's garrison city of Abbottabad, hundreds of kilometres from the tribal belt and just two hours' drive from the capital. "A compound and a vehicle were targeted by US drones in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan killing eight militants," a senior Pakistani security official told AFP on condition of anonymity. "Eight missiles were fired on the...
  • Boeing Completes First Test Flight of Phantom Ray Stealth UAV

    05/05/2011 6:32:03 AM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | May 5, 2011 | Brandon Hill
    Additional test flights to take place of the next few weeks Boeing first unveiled a near-complete version of its Phantom Ray unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) nearly a year ago. This week, the company announced that its Phantom Ray has completed its first flight. > "Autonomous, fighter-sized unmanned aircraft are real," said Phantom Ray program manager Craig Brown. "The UAS bar has been raised. Now I’m eager to see how high that bar will go."
  • US drone 'kills two in attack on Saudi Qaeda chief' (Yemen)

    05/05/2011 4:51:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    France24 ^ | 05 May 2011 | AFP
    A US drone attacked a Saudi Al-Qaeda leader in southern Yemen on Thursday, but missed and killed two local Al-Qaeda members, a security source and witnesses told AFP. The drone had targeted the Saudi as he drove to the home of local Al-Qaeda men, the security source said, asking not to be identified. When the two local Qaeda men rushed out in their own car, they were hit and killed by the drone. The security source did not specify that the unmanned aircraft was American and there was no official word from the Yemeni authorities on who carried out the...
  • Mystery plane kills two in Sudan air raid

    04/05/2011 6:38:29 PM PDT · by SCPatriot77 · 13 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 | AFP
    Mystery plane kills two in Sudan air raid Posted 4 hours 53 minutes ago An air strike on a car on Sudan's Red Sea coast killed its two passengers and destroyed the vehicle, the head of the state assembly said. "A plane bombed a small car which was coming from Port Sudan airport to the town... There were two people in the car and both were killed. The vehicle was completely destroyed," Mohammed Tahir said. The unidentified plane, which struck about 10:00pm (local time), flew in from the Red Sea to which it then returned, Mr Tahir added. There was...
  • We've built a flying saucer, boasts Iran (even if it does look like....)

    03/17/2011 11:31:07 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/18/11 | Michael Theodoulou
    We've built a flying saucer, boasts Iran (even if it does look like it belongs in a 1950s B-movie) By Michael Theodoulou Last updated at 1:36 AM on 18th March 2011 It's not clear how far or how high it can fly – or even how big it is and what makes it take off. But an aircraft created by scientists in Iran is, they claim, the world’s first flying saucer. Called the Zohal - or Saturn in English - it said the unmanned spaceship is designed for 'aerial imaging' but added it can be used for 'various missions'. The...
  • Drone attack kills 22 in North Waziristan

    03/17/2011 5:00:56 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    DAWN ^ | 17 March 2011 | Wire
    MIRAMSHAH: A US drone strike on Thursday killed at least 22 militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, DawnNews reported. There were conflicting accounts about the target of the attack in the Dattakhel region of North Waziristan. The area is a stronghold of Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a Taliban commander who harbours and sends militants across the border to fight western forces in Afghanistan. One official said the missiles targeted a house as elders loyal to Bahadur were trying to mediate between two warring militant groups inside. Another official said the drone attacked a vehicle in the area that was passing...
  • Can the Kaman KMax Help Japan? ( Vanity )

    03/15/2011 11:02:05 AM PDT · by taildragger · 9 replies
    none | 3/15/2011 | taildragger
    Freeper Rotorcraft Pilots...Kaman has been working on an UAV version of the KMax and their is a fire / water delivery version of it. Can American ingenuity combine the 2 and get a few to Japan to help cool the Reactors ASAP?Do we as a Nation "Still Have it"?I look forard to your responses....