Category Archives: Drones and UAVs

The new (secret) eyes in the skies

First off, we have to give a hat tip to Wings Over Iraq for the tip-off about this.  Secondly, prepare to meet a real-life UFO – maybe…. The successful launch and landing of the US Navy’s X-47B stealth drone on … Continue reading

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Miniature surveillance helicopters in Afghanistan

British troops in Afghanistan are the first to use state-of-the-art handheld nano surveillance helicopters.  This revolutionary new system – the size of a child’s toy – is carried easily on patrol and is capable of performing in harsh environments and … Continue reading

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US SOCOM buys more”Hummingbird”UAVs

I found this interesting piece on WIRED’s “Danger Room” blog: Secret Missions for Special Forces’ Stealth Robo-Copter By David AxeLast year, U.S. Special Operations Command quietly began taking delivery of 10 Boeing-built Hummingbird robotic helicopters, and outfitting them for two-gigapixel … Continue reading

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Puma miniature UAV lands on water and ground for Special Forces applications

From Military & Aerospace ElectronicsPARIS, 20 June 2009. Officials from AeroVironment were showcasing their Puma AE (all environment) miniature unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Paris Air Show this week. The hand-launched UAV uses custom electro-optics to track targets.There is … Continue reading

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US Spec Ops forces get "Hummingbird" UAV

The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is in the process of deploying its first Boeing A160T Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The new UAV, developed by Boeing in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) looks like … Continue reading

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