Texas A&M presentation addresses future of unmanned flight technology

Menard, who serves as chief test pilot at the Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation … “When most people think of a UAV, they think of a Predator or a Reaper blowing something up somewhere in a war …

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China Scores Biggest Military Export Order for Killer Drones

and ranks in the first level on the UAS list.” However, it has been reported that the Wing Loong UAV series (along with other Chinese combat drones) have much weaker engines than either the U.S.-made Predator or Reaper resulting in more limited range and …

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NRL Invokes Cost Effective Approach to Improve Joint ISR Missions

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory teams with San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. to integrate maritime mode inverse synthetic aperture radar imaging capability with GA-ASI’s Lynx Multi-Mode Radar — a standard payload for the United States Air Force MQ-9 Reaper and Predator XP systems.

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Obama: No U.S. drones for ally Jordan

The Obama administration has told a congressman it cannot ship Predator or Reaper remotely piloted vehicles to Jordan because of restrictions under the Missile Technology Control Regime. Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, has pressed President Obama in a series of letters to send unarmed surveillance Predators to Jordan to help …

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