Sunday, February 21, 2016

Terminator Times #4

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:

The Israelis have developed a loitering recon and attack quadcopter, the ROTEM L.

Singapore has developed a UAV that can fly or submerge to act like a UUV.

Could swarms of UAVs replace fighter aircraft?

Russia has unveiled new Orian drones.

Russia has also created SIGINT payloads for its GRANAT drones.

General Atomics has received the contracts for the Spanish Reapers.

An US Air Force Reaper UCAV crashed in Afghanistan on the air field. 

The US Navy has finished its latest assessment of the MC-4C Triton.

Here is why the US Navy backed away from the stealthy UCLASS in favor of CBARS.  Also the CBARS tanker seems to be back under review by OSD.  The US Navy is stating the CBARS effort will be leaner than the UCLASS one.

The US Army is experimenting with 3d printing custom drones for specific missions (as needed) in the field.

The US Air Force is working on autonomous weapons.

15 year ago, on February 16th, 2001, the first Predator drone flew with a missile, forever changing history.

Ukraine has started developing drones for military use.

The Skeldar VTOL UAV is looking for an Asian customer.

The Brits have acquired the long endurance, solar powered Zephyr UAV.

Unmanned Surface Vehicles:

After Foxtrot Alpha released the photo of DARPA's new robo boat sub hunter, DARPA released their own.

Here's more on Israel's SeaGull USV.

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles:

The US Navy's submarine force wants more UUVs.

And will be investing $600 million in the robo submarines.

Unmanned Ground Vehicles:

Milrem claims they will be putting their THeMIS unmanned ground (combat) vehicle into production next year, in 2017.

A Singaporean company unveiled its Jaeger unmanned ground vehicle.

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