Non-Stop Flight from California to Sicily Completes NATO UAV Squadron

Non-Stop Flight from California to Sicily Completes NATO UAV Squadron

An RQ-4D Phoenix UAV from Northrop Grumman Corporation completed a 20-hour non-stop trans-Atlantic flight from California to Sicily, where it joined the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) squadron on Nov. 12 at Sigonella Air Base. The air vehicle is the last of five NATO RQ-4D aircraft, completing deliveries to the Main Operating Base (MOB) of […]

Anti-Jam GPS for Army’s Gray Eagle UAV Awarded to Cobham

Anti-Jam GPS for Army’s Gray Eagle UAV Awarded to Cobham

For its flagship Gray Eagle UAV, the U.S. Army with lead contractor General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has selected an anti-jam GPS system from Cobham Aerospace Connectivity. The MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) platform is a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed as an upgrade to the MQ-1 […]

Small UAV Takes on Big Sea Missions: Resupply Warships and Submarines

Small UAV Takes on Big Sea Missions: Resupply Warships and Submarines

The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division acquired a Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAV prototype from Skyways to develop resupply efforts submarines and other ships over long distances using small UAVs. Demonstrations of long-range ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore cargo transport will soon get underway at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland, after customization of the […]

Bat drone?!

Researchers at Yale University have developed a UAV which uses nature-inspired robotic talons to “perch and rest” in places that would normally be inaccessible. The group, led by Kaiyu Hang, were looking to make drones that fly in a more energy efficient manner. They observed how birds and bats use structures to conserve their energy when […]