May 4, 2021
‘Project Hydra’ Connects U.S. Air Force F-35 and F-22 via U-2
The US Air Force’s (USAF) Lockheed Martin F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters passed data to one another using a communications gateway aboard a U-2 spyplane. The F-35’s...
Apr 28, 2021
SOCOM Buys AeroVironment’s Switchblade 600
U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded AeroVironment a $26.1 million contract to purchase the company’s Switchblade 600, a loitering munition effective against...
Apr 7, 2021
How Do You Design and Build Throw-Away Aircraft?
The sight of an aircraft crashing and burning is for most engineers the stuff of nightmares. But, for engineers developing a new class of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) called...
Mar 19, 2021
U.K. To Buy Switchblade Loitering Munition
The U.K. plans to buy the AeroVironment Switchblade loitering munition, in what appears to be the first purchase of the US-made weapon by a foreign country. The sale was disclosed by...
Mar 16, 2021
Air Force Looking at ‘Cognitive Electronic Warfare’ for F-15
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is researching adding “cognitive electronic warfare” capabilities to the Boeing F-15 fighter. In particular, the service is looking for...
Mar 11, 2021
Navy Plans To Buy 120 Submarine-Launched Blackwing UAVs
The U.S. Navy (USN) plans to acquire up to 120 AeroVironment Blackwing unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for its submarines. The first drone is expected to be delivered as early as August...
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