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  • ApolloShield develops new counter-UAV system

    Israeli company ApolloShield has developed a new counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system designed to detect, identify, and defeat illicit UAVs. Formerly known as AirFence, the eponymously-named ApolloShield system detects UAVs using acoustic, optical, and/or radio sensors, before commanding

  • Next-gen US military helicopters prepare for 2017 flights

    The US Army's Joint Multirole-Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD)/Future Vertical Lift (FVL) effort is moving towards first flights in 2017, but meanwhile is focused on crucial system architecture demonstrations. Dan Bailey, the army's programme director for JMR/FVL, said the effort is demonstrating

  • CACI focuses SkyTracker on countering small UASs

    Key Points SkyTracker picks up the RF signal between the SUAS controller and platform A system consists of four passive sensors that can cover tens of square kilometres Concerns about the global threat from small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS), particularly in the United States as the air space

  • US approves SkyCeptor LCI for Poland

    Key Points SkyCeptor is the US-compliant variant of the Rafael/Raytheon Stunner interceptor Raytheon is expected to position SkyCeptor as a secondary effector for the US Army's IFPC 2-I Block 1 requirement The US government has approved the release of SkyCeptor as the low-cost interceptor (LCI)

  • AFA 2016: General Atomics looks to adopt DARPA's Gremlin effort to MQ-9

    Key Points DARPA is seeking a small UAS capable of air launch and recovery from a C-130 The idea is to operate an SUAS in airspaces that current systems cannot penetrate General Atomics Aeronautical displayed its proposal for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Gremlin

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  • Iran claims Zolfaghar missile has 700 km range

    Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan claimed that the new Zolfaghar (Zulfiqar) ballistic missile has a range of 700 km during a 25 September ceremony that inaugurated the weapon's production line. Unveiled for the first time during a military parade four days earlier, the Zolfaghar is a new