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World Entering New Military ‘Drone Age’: UN Expert

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe world is entering a military “second drone age” with uncontrolled proliferation and no standards governing their use, a United Nations expert told the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the global community needed to take stock of how armed drones have […]https://www.defencetalk.com/world-entering-new-military-drone-age-un-expert-75879/

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Future Vertical Lift pushes forward with new requirements

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkAll four of Future Vertical Lift’s signature modernization efforts now have approved requirements, as the Army strives to rapidly develop new aircraft to achieve overmatch, its leader said Wednesday. The top priorities include the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Modular Open System Approach. “Those four lines of […]https://www.defencetalk.com/future-vertical-lift-pushes-forward-with-new-requirements-75740/

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Elbit Introduces a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability

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DefenceTalkElbit Systems introduces a unique life saving capability to its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Integrating detection and identification capabilities, onboard inflated life-rafts, and precision dispatch capability, enables the UAS to perform long-range maritime Search and Rescue (SaR) missions. Such a configured Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol UAS was recently delivered to an […]https://www.defencetalk.com/elbit-introduces-a-uas-based-long-range-maritime-rescue-capability-75482/

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US military lose second drone in Niger

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DefenceTalkThe US military in Niger said Thursday they had lost a second drone in two months, both through technical failure rather than from hostile action in the conflict-torn country. “A… remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) was lost near Agadez, Niger, April 23,” US Africa Command said in an email to AFP. “U.S. forces secured the RPA […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-military-lose-second-drone-in-niger-75478/

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Pentagon announces new mission for secretive space drone

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DefenceTalkThe US Air Force said Wednesday it would be sending its high-tech X-37B space drone back into orbit this month — the sixth trip for the reusable vehicle that maneuvers around the Earth on secretive missions. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a small version of the manned space shuttles retired in 2011, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/pentagon-announces-new-mission-for-secretive-space-drone-75455/

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Israel Will Lease IAI Heron UAVs to Greece

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DefenceTalkDefense relations between the State of Israel and Greece have been strengthened. Defense Ministry Director General, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Udi Adam and General Director for Defence Investments and Armament, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Theodoros Lagios (HAF), have signed the first agreement between their respective ministries to lease the Israeli Heron system developed by Israel Aerospace Industries […]https://www.defencetalk.com/israel-will-lease-iai-heron-uavs-to-greece-75427/

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Morocco launches fleet of drones to tackle coronavirus from the sky

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DefenceTalkRABAT: Morocco has rapidly expanded its fleet of drones as it battles the coronavirus pandemic, deploying them for aerial surveillance, public service announcements and sanitization. “This is a real craze. In just weeks, demand has tripled in Morocco and other countries in the region,” said Yassine Qamous, chief of Droneway Maroc, African distributor for leading […]https://www.defencetalk.com/morocco-launches-fleet-of-drones-to-tackle-coronavirus-from-the-sky-75420/

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Boeing Rolls Out First Loyal Wingman Unmanned Aircraft

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DefenceTalkA Boeing [NYSE:BA]-led Australian industry team has presented the first unmanned Loyal Wingman aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force, a historic milestone for the company and the Commonwealth. The aircraft, which uses artificial intelligence to extend the capabilities of manned and unmanned platforms, is the first to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia […]https://www.defencetalk.com/boeing-rolls-out-first-loyal-wingman-unmanned-aircraft-75392/

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AeroVironment Unveils Quantix Recon, Hybrid VTOL UAS for Defense Applications

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DefenceTalkQuantix Recon delivers on-demand, georeferenced aerial imagery, providing quick visibility for on-site mission planning and verification Fully-Automated, hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) design and radio frequency silent mode enable aircraft to conduct missions undetected Powerful onboard processing delivers high-resolution imagery immediately on the included operating tablet upon landing – no other devices, internet or […]https://www.defencetalk.com/aerovironment-unveils-quantix-recon-hybrid-vtol-uas-for-defense-applications-75262/

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New research improves drone detection

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DefenceTalkEspoo, Finland: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, are widely used in mapping, aerial photography, rescue operations, shipping, law enforcement, agriculture, among other things. Despite great potential for improving public safety, use of drones can also lead to very undesirable situations, such as privacy and safety violations, or property damage. There is also […]https://www.defencetalk.com/new-research-improves-drone-detection-74865/

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