Unmanned aerial vehicle

  • Top Gun, robot-style: Navy moves ahead on carrier-based drone program

    The X-47B at its unveiling ceremony in December 2008. The Navy is preparing to start the next round of competition for its successor—a drone capable of dropping 500-pound bombs and acting as a robotic "wingman" to fighter pilots. The US Navy is close to the next phase of its plan to build squadrons…

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    • Afghan security guard shoots dead 3 American doctors at hospital

      The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors -- including a father and son -- were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital. "With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a…

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        • Lockheed touts improvements for SUAS operations

          OWEGO, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- Enhanced software and an enhanced ground control system by Lockheed Martin are automating the operations of small unmanned aerial vehicles. Earlier this year, the Kestrel Fly Light control system and mobile ground control software were demonstrated on the company’s…

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          • ‘Top Gun’ for drones: Squadrons of carrier-based killers have Navy’s approval

            The Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system is just what it sounds like: “Top Gun” for drones. The U.S. Navy issued a “restricted” draft request for proposals for the carrier-based drone on April 17 and has already narrowed down the field of companies vying for…

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