Good thread. Thanks. Here are a few choice entries from Unmanned Aerial
November 10, 2005
Senate OKs money for UAVs
'An amendment to the Defense Authorization bill will authorize the Pentagon to ramp up its fleet of unmanned aircraft, possibly increasing the number
of UAVs destined for Grand Forks Air Force Base. The Senate approved late Tuesday night a...
Drone Program Charges May Be Over EUR100M
'European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. NV (5730.FR) could incur charges of over EUR100 million in the fourth quarter as a result of a review of two
drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, programs, Chief Operating Officer for Finance Hans...
November 09, 2005
Australian Acquires Israeli UAV
'Impressed by the American use of micro-UAVs in Iraq, Australia has obtained the Skylark system from Israeli firm Elbit. Australian troops in Iraq
will receive one Skylark system (three ten pound UAVs, plus one set of ground control equipment),...
November 05, 2005
Number of unmanned aircraft growing
'They've fought fires, peeked into windows in a search for Hurricane Katrina victims and tracked the movements of insurgents in Iraq and
Afghanistan. They are the eyes in the skies, and soon, they could be watching you. These flying...
October 27, 2005
Nanobots: Guarding giants with tiny protectors
'Researchers working with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have developed a way to build extremely small sensors using nanorobot fabrication. This
new process, created by Harold Szu and James Buss of ONR and implemented by Xi Ning of...
Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) - The Shrinking of UAVs
Gizmag has an excellent piece on the shrinking of UAVs - MAVs (micro air vehicles): 'As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have unfolded, one of
the new stars in the theatre of battle has been the Unmanned Aerial...
UAV Market to Top $13 Billion by 2014
SpaceWar reports that there is massive growth in the UAV market in the coming years: 'The Market for UAV Reconnaissance Systems – including air
vehicles, ground control equipment and payloads – is expected to be worth $13.6 billion through...
Traffic police begin using UAVs
'The Israel Police Traffic Department yesterday began operating a Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), made by Elbit Systems, as part of its
enforcement of traffic laws. The UAV will also be used to track delinquent drivers. Use of...
September 19, 2005: UAVs Over New Orleans
'Military UAVs are the latest assets that have been drafted into service for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The reserve units sent to New Orleans
don't have UAVs, so the navy has come forward with UAV support. Ten Evolution class...
IAI wins $50m Israel Air Force UAV contract
'Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) will supply Heron (Machatz 1) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Israel Air Force for over $50 million.
Increased need for surveillance UAVs, particularly following withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, accounts for the order, which...
Paris Air Show: European UAV market worth EUR4.9 billion
'Europe is expected to be the world's third-largest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market over the next decade behind the US and the Asia-Pacific
region, according a new market survey of the continent's military UAV requirements conducted by consulting firm...
Dutch micro UAV flaps its way to successful first flight
'A flapping-wing micro unmanned air vehicle (MAV) weighing just 17g and with a wingspan of 330mm (13in) flew successfully at the Delft University of
Technology in the Netherlands last month. The remotely controlled Delfly, which has four wings and...
September 18, 2005
PENTAGON EXAMINES NEW MICRO-UAV
The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been examining the Micro Air Vehicle developed by Honeywell. The MAV was one of several
micro-UAVs reviewed by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as part of the Advanced Concept Technology...
September 14, 2005
Demand increasing for drone operators trained in southern Arizona
'The number of students training to pilot unmanned drones, which can be used to spy on enemy troops, has more than quadrupled at Fort Huachuca since
military campaigns began in Iraq and in Afghanistan. The Army's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle...