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AM General has announced that it has entered into partnership with the U.S. Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to develop and demonstrate an autonomous driving vehicle, based … Continue Reading The post AM General to Develop Autonomous Transport Vehicle for U.S. Army appeared first on Unmanned Systems…
Sky-Futures and Bristow Group have announced that they have successfully conducted their first interoperability test between a helicopter and an unmanned aircraft at Galliano, Louisiana, achieving a major milestone in … Continue Reading The post Sky-Futures and Bristow Conduct Successful Manned-Unmanned Interoperability Flight Tests appeared first on Unmanned Systems…
A small group of residents in the Towers at Laguna Woods Village might have the best handwriting in the community. Every Monday at 1 p.m., Edie Jaffe, Steve Handelman and Harriet Fillmore go the library to write letters. Each of them sits at a…
03.29 / 22:33
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The US Air Force could field its Penetrating Counterair platform on a fast track, according to the service s head of Air Combat…
03.29 / 21:34
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Twenty passengers and five crew members from a charter fishing vessel based in San Pedro were safely returned to shore Sunday, March 19, after the boat struck a submerged object in the ocean and began taking on water off San Clemente…
03.29 / 21:22
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In a move that will surely make the volatile Black Sea region even more interesting, NATO will begin basing fighter jets in Romania in May, the United Kingdom announced this week. While it may not seem like much, it means NATO will further expand its reach into Russia’s southern flank, basing jets minutes from the…Read mor…
Japan is leasing the Philippines five military surveillance aircraft to better help them patrol sea lanes in the highly contested South China Sea. Manila already received two of the Beechcraft TC-90 planes, which will be a boost to its limited patrol capabilities. The move is significant because both countries are…Read m…
Section 702 is coming up for renewal later this year, and it is clear we'll be hearing a lot in that context about the impact of SIGINT collection activities on US person communications. When that topic comes up, inevitably there follows at least a brief reference to the Church Committee's exposure of Operation SHAMROCK and Operation MINARET. In light of all this--or perhaps just because I love archival finds--I'm writing this post to capture some 1940s history that helps us better…
03.29 / 19:17
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Drone Delivery Canada has announced that it has entered into a Sponsored Research and Collaboration Agreement with the University of Toronto and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) through the … Continue Reading The post Drone Delivery Canada to Develop Vision-Based Drone Navigation System appeared first on Unmanned Systems…
The United Kingdom has formally begun the process of exiting the European Union, delivering notice of the country’s intent to withdraw to EU President Donald Tusk. Though Britain is currently scheduled to leave the EU by 2019, both parties face complicated negotiations with a wealth of potential pitfalls ahead. It remains unclear what form Britain’s eventual separation from the bloc will take and what the eventual relationship between the UK and EU will look like. The New York Times has mor…
03.29 / 18:02
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Riptide Autonomous Solutions, a developer of unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs), has announced two new platform offerings to complement their initial micro-UUV launched in 2016. The new 1-Man and 2-Man Portable … Continue Reading The post Riptide Autonomous Solutions Unveils New Unmanned Underwater Vehicles appeared first on Unmanned Systems…
Minsk, Belarus-based AGAT Control Systems has developed a new variant of its Berkut-1 small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Berkut-1E builds on the design of the earlier system and has two configurations - a 3.3 m wingspan, 1.5 m long aircraft or a 3.7 m wingspan, 1.7 m long variant, which…
03.29 / 17:42
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While the worst violence of Syria’s six-year-long war may be over, a credible settlement is still far off. The Trump administration has boosted the U.S. military presence in Syria. While this enhances Washington’s leverage, it will not alone assure long-term U.S. interests: The destruction of the Islamic State, a cessation of Syria’s destabilizing refugee flow, and an end to Syria’s transformation into a logistical hub for expanding Iranian and perhaps Russian influence. To achieve these ai…
03.29 / 16:50
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The UK Royal Air Force has received the first of its Boeing CH-47 Chinooks upgraded to the HC5…
03.29 / 15:30
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Key Points Following the triggering of Article 50 of the European Union's Lisbon Treaty, formal Brexit talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union are unlikely to start before May/June 2017. The UK government will face several key domestic challenges during negotiations with…
03.29 / 15:24
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The United Nations confirmed on 28 March the deaths of two of its expatriate personnel (American and Swedish) who were likely kidnapped by unidentified assailants on 12 March near Ngombe village, Kasai-Central province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their bodies were reportedly found near…
03.29 / 15:24
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The Indian Navy (IN) decommissioned its fleet of Soviet-era Tupolev Tu-142M long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft on 29 March after 29 years of service. At a ceremony presided over by IN Chief of Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Tu-142Ms, of which Jane's…
03.29 / 15:20
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The Trump administration has conspicuously—and surprisingly—complied with international law during its first months. For example, yesterday’s climate order notably does not announce a withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, despite campaign promises to do so.  Perhaps the Trump administration realizes that international law supports its policy positions on the South China Sea, North Korea, Iran, and on other vitally important issues.  Or perhaps the President recognizes that the “art of the de…
03.29 / 14:29
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The International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (SIBAT) published annual export statistics for 2016 on 29 March, showing a 14% rise in value year on year. Total transfers of military equipment from Israel in 2016 were valued at USD6.5 billion, a notable…
03.29 / 14:10
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It’s official: as of today, the Government of the United Kingdom has notified the European Union of its departure. In preparation for the Brexecution, let’s outline the salient events since our last update and describe the legal and political considerations that will follow the notification. Recall that the U.K. Supreme Court decided that the Government would have to seek the assent of Parliament to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union, the provision that dictates the pro…
03.29 / 13:14
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