MQ-25 Becomes First Unmanned Aircraft to Refuel Another Aircraft

June 7, 2021 – For the first time in history, the U.S. Navy and Boeing have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft – the Boeing-owned MQ-25™ T1 test asset – to refuel another aircraft. During a test flight June 4, MQ-25 T1 successfully extended the hose and drogue from its U.S. Navy-issued aerial refueling store (ARS) and safely transferred…

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Taiwanese Navy Reports on Emergency UAV Landing

May 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – Navy Fleet Command today (21) said that this is the maritime tactical search team B unmanned aircraft (UAV) today at 0727 hours from Taitung Taimauri training ground, the implementation of the general maritime reconnaissance mission, operators at 0731 found that the aircraft flight posture is not normal, fear of falling danger, in order to…

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Airbus Helicopters Drones for French Navy

April 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) notifies the order of a second aerial drone prototype of the marine aerial drone system (SDAM) to the companies Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters. The SDAM, an on-board tactical drone, is intended for French Navy ships equipped with a flight deck. Once operational, this “drone-helicopter” will be a…

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French Navy Orders Drones for Hydrographic Work

February 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – The General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) has ordered mini aerial drones from the Survey Copter company for the French Navy. Called system of airborne mini-drones on board for the Navy (SMDM), these contact drones will equip patrol vessels and frigates. This order, for an amount of 19.7 million euros, includes the acquisition of the…

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Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

July 17, 2020 – Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia. Personnel from Navy’s 822X Squadron and test specialists from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) embarked Ballarat to collect data on how the…

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UMS SKELDAR selects 360iSR to provide innovative ISR training

April 21, 2020 – Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, has selected end-to-end Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) provider 360iSR to deliver specialist operational support from Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development to mission specific training for ISR operators, sensor operators and intelligence analysts.   “ISR is the future of modern warfare and of decision…

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