Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • DOD Launches Swarm of Micro-Drones from Super Hornets

    January 11, 2017 |

    The Pentagon has successfully demonstrated one of the world's largest micro-drone swarms, the U.S. Defense Department said. Last October, 103 Perdix drones were launched from three Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in California. The micro-drones demonstrated behaviors such as collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying and self-healing.  

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  • France to Introduce New UAV Reconnaissance Technology in 2018

    January 10, 2017 | [Avionics Magazine 01-10-2017] The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) will equip French forces with a new mini surveillance and reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), the Thales Spy’Ranger. Under a new contract, Thales will provide French...

  • New ADS-B Transponder Introduced for Drones

    January 4, 2017 | [Avionics Magazine 01-04-2016] Uavionix Corp. has introduced a new Mode S transponder with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) functionality designed for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), as well as balloons and non-powered gliders. The new...

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  • XDynamics Launches New Smart Drone

    December 16, 2016 | [Avionics Magazine 12-16-2016] XDynamics has introduced a new smart consumer drone, the Evolve, with a new dual-screen controller.    The carbon fiber monocoque chassis of the XDynamics Evolve drone strengthens structural stability and improves...

  • Kratos Wins Contract for Unmanned Aerial Drone Systems

    December 1, 2016 | Kratos Unmanned Aerial Target Systems. Photo: Kratos [Avionics Magazine 12-01-2016] Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ Unmanned Systems Division (USD) has won a contract award from an unnamed source for multiple high performance jet powered...

  • New Study Projects ‘Drone Market Boom’ in Europe

    November 23, 2016 | [Avionics Magazine 11-23-2016] A new study published by the Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU), estimates that by 2050 there will be a fleet of 400,000 commercially operated Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flying in European...

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