Air Force deployed mysterious drone to Afghanistan to catch terrorists planting roadside bombs

(Air Force Research Laboratory) According to the AFRL-sponsored website Launch Stories, Silver Fang is a derivative of the Silver Fox UAS originally developed by … a small drone made by Latvian manufacturer UAV Factory; Aerovironment’s RQ-12 Wasp …

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Black Swift Technologies Flight Management System Supports NOAA Drone Mission

Black Swift Technologies (BST) has announced that the NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) of the Air Resources Laboratory has selected the company’s SwiftCore Flight Management System (FMS) to be integrated with a UAV Factory …

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The U.S. Navy is working on a drone that can fly and swim underwater

Always on the lookout for new and creative ways to gather information in hard to reach locations, the United States Naval Research Laboratory (USNRL) has quietly been developing a drone that can not only fly through the air, but also swim underwater. Called “Flimmer”, the device has been under development for about two years, with research being spearheaded by Dan Edwards who works in the …

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UT Arlington computer scientist’s research to better control cyber-physical systems

( University of Texas at Arlington ) Taylor Johnson, an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, will investigate emergent behavior in cyber-physical systems such as UAVs and satellites using a two-year, $499,546 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to model, predict, monitor and control potential emergent behavior.

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Air Force Developing Swarms of Mini-Drones

The Air Force is in the early phases of developing swarms of mini-drones designed to overwhelm and confuse enemy radar systems or blanket an area with multiple sensors at the same time, service officials said. While still primarily in the laboratory stage, the concept is gaining traction with Air Force scientists who are making progress …

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Pentagon seeks to perfect technology behind mind-controlled drones

The Pentagon wants mind-controlled drones. The Office of the Secretary of Defense and The U.S. Army Research Laboratory have teamed up with the University of Texas at San Antonio to help make make their vision for the mind-controlled devices a reality. The school was granted $300,000 so professors and graduate …

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JLENS radar data integrates with NORAD system

Washington (UPI) Oct 14, 2014 A series of laboratory tests have proven that data collected by the JLENS aerostat-radar system can be successfully be converted into a format for use by NORAD. The test series was conducted by Raytheon, developer of the system which will soon by deployed in Maryland to help protect the National Capital Region from cruise missiles, drones and other low-flying …

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