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May 18, 2020

The World’s First Manned Aerobatic Racing Drone Is Really Impressive

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In the near future, we will have manned drones going at blistering speeds and doing crazy aerobatic stunts.

May 17, 2020

These drones will plant 40,000 trees in a month. By 2028, they’ll have planted 1 billion

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We need to massively reforest the planet, in a very short period of time. Flash Forest’s drones can plant trees a lot faster than humans.

[Photo: courtesy Flash Forest] One of Flash Forest’s prototype drones.

May 13, 2020

The X-37B Space Plane’s Microwave Beam Experiment Is A Way Bigger Deal Than It Seems

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When the X-37B launches on May 16, it will carry a technology that could eventually allow drones to stay aloft indefinitely anywhere on the globe.

May 12, 2020

Small is beautiful: Nano drone tech is advancing

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Circa 2017


Rapid improvement in micro drone technology is providing defence interests with new nimble capabilities.

May 12, 2020

The stealthy little drones that fly like insects

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Making wings that flap is very difficult, but it has real advantages as some are finding out.

May 12, 2020

The Corps wants vertical take-off capability for its RQ-21 Blackjack drone

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A new VTOL capability for the Blackjack drone will scrap the launcher and make the system more expeditionary.

May 10, 2020

See Raytheon’s Jet-Powered Interceptor Drone In Action

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“You want to engage as many targets as you can at longer range so what you get at short range is a few leakers, not the whole swarm,” says McGovern.

Coyote 2 has entered service with the U.S. military and Raytheon are now offering it to international customers. The attack on Abqaiq, and mass drone assaults on the Russian airbase at Khmeimim in Syria, show how easily swarms of drones can be deployed even by non-state actors. Such attacks can rapidly deplete stocks of expensive missiles, or overwhelm them. Any drones that get through can attack with lethal effects.

In future conflicts, drone swarm versus interceptors is likely to become an increasingly key battle. Whoever has the fastest, most agile, and most numerous drones is likely to come out the winner. Coyote 2 may help defenders stay ahead of the threat.

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May 9, 2020

The Pentagon’s Flying Aircraft Carriers Are Launching Recoverable Gremlin Drones

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The future of air combat?

By Sebastien Roblin

May 7, 2020

Gatling Laser can Down Drones at 500m

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Circa 2013 o.o


Rheinmetall Defense Electronics unveiled their new “Gatling Laser” which can be mounted on ships as part of a new sea-based anti-drone laser system. The four 20 kilowatt lasers fire simultaneously as a single powerful 80 kilowatt beam. The firm boasts units can even be combined for ‘unlimited’ power. The Gatling laser can reportedly shoot down a drone at 500 meters.

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May 7, 2020

The Weirdest, Wildest Ways We’re Using Drones—and What’s Ahead

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The US aviation industry is redefining the regulations that govern drones, which will eventually unleash even more (and likely even weirder) applications.

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