Counter UAS – The Next Frontier

Epirus, a venture-backed startup offering a counter-drone capability, announced Thursday it raised $70 million to speed its technology to market. The round was led by San Francisco, California-based Bedrock Capital, and brings the 2-year-old company’s total capital raised to roughly $80 million. The news comes six months after Epirus inked a strategic supplier agreement with [...]

By |2020-12-18T05:06:57+00:00December 18th, 2020|UAV|

The Ban on Chinese Drones: Lawmakers Set Their Sights on China-Made Tech

As the war against China-owned technology companies heats up, some federal lawmakers have set their sights on drones made in China or that have Chinese components, seeking to ban them from use by U.S. federal agencies. In addition, recent actions by the Trump administration make it appear likely that the administration itself may weigh in [...]

By |2020-11-13T17:59:10+00:00November 13th, 2020|News|

China Unveils Wing Loong-10 at Nanchang Airshow

China has unveiled its new Wing Loong-10 attack drone at the Nanchang Airshow 2020, which started on Saturday. The aircraft is a ground-attack version of Wing Loong. It uses a ZF850 engine that costs about $ 57,000, according to Chinese media reports Developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, the Wing Loong or Pterodactyl-I is [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:51:22+00:00November 4th, 2020|AV|

Viasat, AeroVironment Team to Develop Enhanced Type 1 Encrypted Communications Capabilities for U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced they will collaborate on a contract awarded under the U.S. Army Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems (RCSUS) initiative. The project will provide U.S. military customers flying small UAS platforms the ability to deploy a robust, on-demand, highly-secure communications network that [...]

By |2020-10-20T01:26:00+00:00October 30th, 2020|AUV|
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