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  1. A TPS-75 radar set antenna is deployed in support of a deployment readiness exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Samuel King/ / US Air Force

    Northrop challenges 3DELRR contract award

    A contract with Raytheon is now under a mandatory stay while the competitor's protest is decided.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  2. Navy seeks shallow surveillance sensor system

    A presolicitation details the requirements for passive acoustic arrays.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  3. An MC-12 Liberty lands after a surveillance mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross/Air Force

    Air Force's MC-12 mission ends in Afghanistan

    After more than 200,000 hours of surveillance, ISR squadron is done.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  4. Airbus Defense and Space has submitted an application for civil certification of its Atlante UAV to the European Aviation Safety Agency. Roberto Molinos/Airbus

    Airbus seeks first-of-its-kind European UAV certification

    The application calls for a new process for the European Aviation Safety Agency.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  5. Device controls all iRobot robots

    The uPoint Multi-Robot Control is an Android app.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  6. An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 banks over Naval Station Norfolk. VAW-125 will be the first squadron to deploy with the E-2D. MC2 Ernest R. Scott / Navy

    Navy's Advanced Hawkeye will deploy next year

    The E-2D has achieved Initial Operational Capability.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  7. Britain will include Reapers in its air campaign in Iraq. Sergeant Corrine Buxton/RAF

    UK to add Reapers to air power operating in Iraq

    UAV surveillance and strike missions to begin soon, UK officials say.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  8. A Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, aerostat is readied for launch near Orogrande gate at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. ATEC

    Raytheon: NORAD could use missile-defense blimp

    The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) could be integrated into NORAD's warning system, company says.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  9. DARPA will help Aurora speed up UAV launch system develpment

    Contract aims to accelerate transition to a militay use for the shipboard system.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  10. South African company developing long-range UAV

    Paramount's Roadrunner to be ready for production in January.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  11. Army seeks long-range UAV

    RFI details an unmanned spy plane that can fly nearly silently for hours.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  12. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle taxis in a 2010 test. Air Force

    VIDEO: NASA's secret X-37B space plane will use shuttle hangars

    The program has also completed testing to confirm the planes can land on former shuttle runway.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  13. An autonomous swarm boat taking part in a demonstration. Navy

    VIDEO: Robot boats will escort naval vessels

    A successful test along the James River heralds a new use for unmanned systems.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  14. Airmen prepare to do an inspection on a TPS-75 radar in 2012. The 3DELRR program will replace the AN/TPS-75 system. US Air Force

    Air Force awards contract to build next-gen expeditionary radar

    Raytheon beat Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman for the award.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  15. New Way To Thwart IEDs: JIEDDO and the US Army are testing out robots that may do a better job of keeping IEDs out of culverts than the low-tech bars in current use. Here, Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand province install a 'culvert denial system,' comprised of two metal-bar grates, in March. Sgt. Jessica Ostroska/ / US Marines

    JIEDDO, Army test underground robots

    The Army Research Lab and the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) have just wrapped up a critical new test of small ground and air unmanned assets aimed at detecting improvised explosive devices in culverts in subterranean environments, and officials s

    • Oct 17, 2014
  16. The ArrowLite, ready to pack for transport. Courtesy

    AUSA: New lightweight UAV defies crosswinds

    The ArrowLite from Stark Aerospace carries ISR hardware.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  17. Streamlined Tech: Many of the Army's tactical vehicles, such as this Stryker armored personnel carrier, must pull in GPS signals for several individual pieces of communications and navigation gear. Army planners want to streamline this. US Army

    AUSA: Army seeks new positioning tech

    Concerned about GPS vulnerabilities, the military is developing alternatives.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  18. Intel in Tactical Hands: The ArrowLite UAV, which soldiers launch by hand, is designed to help troops on the ground collect actionable intelligence. Israel Aerospace Industries

    AUSA: IAI pitches ISR gear for ground troops

    Israeli company shows off UAV, countermine package at expo.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  19. The Air Force has awarded a contract for spectrum warfare technologies. Air Force

    Air Force awards spectrum warfare contract

    Northrop Grumman, Leidos are among the winners.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  20. Seventh GPS IIF satellite completes orbital checkout

    A total of 12 IIF satelites will be launched.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  21. DARPA is looking for sensors to improve the ability of combat troops to detect chemical and biological agents. Sgt. Katryn Tuton / Army

    DARPA seeks better chemical, biological detection

    The SCOUT program wants to find sensors to identify dangerous substances in operational military environments.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  22. The Warrior HWH provides distinct advantages over other available viewer technologies, including visible, thermal and night vision systems. UTC Aerospace

    AUSA: Warrior HWH improves battlefield vision

    IR scope can provide images in conditions that would baffle some viewers, maker says.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  23. Exelis and Airbus team up for geospatial imagery

    Exelis and Airbus Defense and Space have agreed to allow users of Exelis' ENVI image analysis software access to Airbus' catalog of geospatial imagery.

    • Oct 10, 2014
  24. AeroVironment wins DARPA UAS contract

    AeroVironment has received a $19 million DARPA contract for Phase II of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) contract.

    • Oct 10, 2014
  25. The Camcopter Schiebel S-100 is an example of Austrian UAV. Austria is sending UAVs to Ukraine, but published accounts do not specify which model. AFP/Getty Images

    Europe sends UAVs to Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe will operate the craft, whose mission is not yet clear.

    • Oct 9, 2014
  26. Northrop Grumman unveils mine-hunting sensor

    The company's AQS-24A maritime mine detector was tested in the Navy's mine hunting unmanned surface vehicle.

    • Oct 8, 2014
  27. Some Swedish Navy patrol boats and auxiliary ships will carry Seaeye Falcon remotely operated vehicles for surveying, inspections and more. Saab

    Sweden orders undersea robots

    The Swedish military has ordered 10 remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for underwater operations.

    • Oct 8, 2014
  28. Several different types of unmanned craft were used in the unmanned exercise. In the foreground, an 11-meter RHIB motors past a remotely-operated high speed maneuvering surface target. John F. Williams / U.S. Navy

    Navy to fight swarm attacks with armed, unmanned boats

    Attacks by bunches of small, fast boats — swarm attacks — have long been a worry for Navy commanders, concerned about the difficulty of hitting back at such a nimble target.

    • Oct 6, 2014
  29. Sgt. 1st Class Justin Rotti, a combat developer from the Training and Doctrine Command Fire Cell, Fires Center of Excellence, uses a developmental hand-held precision targeting device during a test at White Sands Missile Range's test site. John Hamilton/ / Army

    Northrop Grumman completes handheld precision targeting device tests

    The company's Hand Held Precision Targeting Device has completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  30. A Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, team tests the prototype Unmanned Influence Sweep System. NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND

    AAI wins $118M unmanned minesweeping contract

    AAI has been awarded a Navy contract for an unmanned minesweeper with a potential value of up to $118 million, according to a Department of Defense contract announcement.

    • Oct 6, 2014
  31. L-3 Communications will convert three Cessna 208B aircraft into ISR platforms.

    L-3 sending ISR aircraft to Africa

    L-3 Communications has been awarded a $31.2 million contract for converting three Cessna 208B aircraft into ISR platforms.

    • Oct 3, 2014
  32. Leidos wins DARPA sonar contract

    Leidos has received a $14 million DARPA sonar contract.

    • Oct 3, 2014
  33. General Dynamics opens Canadian anti-submarine warfare center

    General Dynamics Canada has opened an anti-submarine warfare center in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

    • Oct 2, 2014
  34. The Rockwell Collins Patrol Persistent Surveillance System is made up of a meshed network of unattended ground sensors and video cameras that monitor movement, sound and vibration. Alarms from the system are relayed to an operator console and are displayed on a digital map system. Rockwell Collins

    Surveillance system gets update

    Rockwell Collins adds radar, unmanned craft to PPSS.

    • Oct 9, 2014
  35. The market for unmanned ground vehicles is proected to increase rapidly. Shown: Marine Corps Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Unmanned ground vehicle market to rise rapidly

    ASDReports projects a compound annual growth rate of more than 30 percent.

    • Oct 1, 2014
  36. iRobot's 510 PackBot, a bomb disposal and surveillance tool, can climb stairs and lift up to 15 pounds. iRobot

    Small unmanned systems find growing security role

    UAVs are just one piece of the universe of unmanned systems.

    • Oct 1, 2014
  37. DARPA solicits better X-ray tech

    The Intense and Compact Neutron Sources program will combine X-ray and neutron radiography to plug gaps in current capabilities.

    • Sep 30, 2014
  38. India develops long-edurance UAV

    The P1 can stay aloft for more than 10 hours.

    • Sep 30, 2014
  39. The FAA has approvd the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in filmmaking. Brendon Thorne / Getty Images

    VIDEO: FAA clears UAS for movie-making

    The ruling marks the first time the government has approved commercial use of unmanned vehicles.

    • Sep 30, 2014
  40. The Wasp AE is a small, hand-launched UAV. AeroVironment

    Marines order Wasp UAS

    Hand-launched UAV can fly up to five km.

    • Sep 26, 2014
  41. An artist's concept of the future of combat vehicles. Army TARDEC

    Presenting: The next generation's tank

    A faster, agile, technology-enhanced combat vehicle is on DARPA's drawing board.

    • Sep 29, 2014
  42. Textron's Fury glide missile has completed a successful live-fire demonstration. Textron

    Textron demonstrates glide bomb

    The Fury is guided by GPS and is accurate to within a meter.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  43. A Liquid Robotics PacX Wave Glider approaches Hawaii's Big Island. Liquid Robotics

    Two if by sea: Boeing, Liquid Robotics establish strategic partnership agreement

    Liquid Robotics' unmanned ocean vehicles will aid in anti-submarine warfare, domain awareness.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  44. DARPA is looking for smaller, lighter wearable night vision devices. Master Sgt. Ben Bloker

    DARPA seeks a better way to see in the dark

    An SBIR solicitation seeks smaller, lighter night vision wear.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  45. Iran's deputy defense minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, poses with a newly made drone during an unveiling ceremony in Tehran. AFP/Getty Images

    VIDEO: Iran claims to have armed UAS

    The unmanned craft is equipped with missiles, according to a news agency.

    • Sep 25, 2014
  46. Exelis Signal Sentry 1000 jamming locator. Exelis

    Exelis tests jammer locator

    The Signal Sentry 1000 can find the source of communications interference.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  47. Lockheed takes Navy sensor contract

    The $147M deal is for 14 systems to upgrade equipment in the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program.

    • Sep 23, 2014
  48. The Textron AirLand Scorpion taxis at National Airport, just outside Washington, ahead of the Air Force Association's national conference. Textron

    Textron brings Scorpion ISR plane to D.C.

    The company set up its own mini-convention as a companion to the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  49. DARPA is interested in developing sensors that would allow helicopter pilots to operate more safely in dustry enviornments. MC3 John Wagner / U.S. Navy

    DARPA researches a dust solution

    Sensors would allow helicopter pilots to see through dust clouds

    • Sep 24, 2014
  50. The MQ-4C Triton an unmanned jet built for Navy high-altitude maritime surveillance missions approaches the runway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from California.

    Triton makes first transcontinental flight

    The Navy's MQ-4C Triton UAV has conducted its first transcontinental flight.

    • Sep 26, 2014

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