General Atomics releases new image of its next-generation combat drone

General Atomics’ Aeronautical Systems division, or GS-ASI, has released a new rendering of its stealthy, next-generation unmanned aircraft system. The GA-ASI released a new rendering of the new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV)’s design on its social media page on Friday. The company Twitter post states: “Our robust digital […]

DARPA to develop new combat drone with air-to-air capabilities

A top-secret U.S. government body called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working to develop a new type of air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) that will have air-to-air capabilities. According to a DARPA’s statement, the research arm of the U.S. Defense Department is launching the LongShot program, which is developing an air-launched UAV […]

U.S. Army seeking long range precision munition for its new scout-attack helicopters

Last week, the U.S. Army posted a notice on the government’s main contracting website, asking for information from contractors about their ability to produce Long Range Precision Munition (LRPM) for integration on future scout-attack helicopters. The Army is seeking information on new munition solutions that can be demonstrated at an Army conducted shoot-off in the […]

Sikorsky-Boeing team releases details of its revolutionary helicopter

On Monday, Sikorsky and partner Boeing has released details of its revolutionary helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft competition, known as FLRAA. Boeing says the new aircraft, named DEFIANT X, will be the fastest, most maneuverable and most survivable assault helicopter in history. Combined with the team’s unsurpassed experience in mission systems, […]

DARPA’s air-recoverable Gremlins drone completes third test

U.S. aerospace contractor Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, has reported that the X-61A Gremlins demonstration system successfully completed a third test flight series. Dynetics says the vehicle system has totaled seven flight hours during the month of November. The test took place at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah for the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]