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Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA

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NASA GL10 Greased Lightning UAV

http://www.popsci.com/watch-nasas-tiltwing-greased-lightning-take-off-like-summer-fling?dom=fb&src=SOC
 

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Autonomous Horizons

—John A. Tirpak5/21/2015

The Air Force is a few weeks away from releasing “Autonomous Horizons,” a new technology forecast focused on how USAF will expand its use of systems that “require less human interaction” to perform missions, outgoing USAF chief scientist Mica Endsley said Wednesday. She told reporters at the Pentagon there are “no plans” to remove human beings from functions involving the release of weapons, but that humans will need automation help to assimilate the overwhelming amounts of data now being generated by machines, such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems and diagnostic devices. Among many applications, the report will address how unmanned platforms could fly escort for manned combat aircraft, carrying additional weapons that the human flight leader could target with his own jet’s sensors. While that’s “not a program of record, yet,” Endsley said such a capability is five to 10 years away, and is “being explored by [the] Air Force Research Lab.” Nearer-term​ autonomy is needed so that remotely piloted aircraft can continue their missions if communications links to ground-based operators are severed, she said. Autonomous systems hold promise for tasks ranging from runway repair to protecting satellites, which currently have little in the way of defensive systems, she also noted. The big tech push will be to expand “manned/unmanned teaming.”
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see bolded keep your eyes peeled for this report :D
 

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http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/us-special-forces-are-experimenting-bug-drones/113947/?oref=d-river
 

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New CNAS study with downloadable report at the link

http://www.cnas.org/world-of-proliferated-drones-technology-primer#.VXjyFWd0ysd
 

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http://warontherocks.com/2015/08/yes-unmanned-combat-aircraft-are-the-future/
 

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Counter commentary to previous;

http://warontherocks.com/2015/08/why-the-next-fighter-will-be-manned-and-the-one-after-that/
 

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http://www.popsci.com/watch-navys-amphibious-drone-land-sea
 

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http://www.wired.com/2015/09/new-qualcomm-tech-lead-ultimate-drone/
 

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https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28173-watch-50-drones-controlled-at-once-in-a-record-breaking-swarm/
 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3269324/The-vampire-drone-disappears-sunlight-Pentagon-calls-design-drops-payloads-night-vanishing-without-trace.html

A bit of hype but you get the idea.
 

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here is a UAS DP-12 and DP-14 tandem rotor UAH;


http://aviationweek.com/technology/large-tandem-rotor-uas-aimed-heavy-lift-markets
 

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/30/black-hawk-drone-unmanned-chopper-passes-critical-/
 

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Very interesting way to launch and recover a UAV.
Link: http://www.popsci.com/new-quadcopter-launches-drones-from-its-belly-catches-them-in-mid-air
 

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The Predator XP production line is now up and running, if this report is to be believed:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has delivered its final batch of unarmed RQ-1s to the Italian Air Force, marking the last delivery of the iconic Predator A after two decades of production.

Assembly of the remotely-piloted aircraft officially ended in 2011 upon final delivery of an armed MQ-1 Predator to the US air force, which has since switched to buying the heavier MQ-9, known as the Reaper or “Predator B”.

A spokeswoman for the company says the last Italian aircraft were delivered on the Predator XP assembly line, which is an improved, export-ready derivative of the classic pusher-propeller Predator with the same downward “V” tail and basic airframe.

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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/italian-delivery-marks-end-of-general-atomics-rq-1-p-420338/
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/20071008/28/2
 

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http://defense-update.com/20160305_net-ray.html?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=feedburner/defenseupdate

Net Ray UAV
 

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http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/03/us-army-wants-nano-drone-to-support.html
 

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http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/06/darpa-uav-mid-air-collisions/
 

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http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/research-and-vision-for-intelligent-systems-for-2025-and-beyond
 

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http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/nine-strangest-flying-robots-worlds-biggest-drone-show/112303/?oref=DefenseOneFB
 

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http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a20555/the-quadrotor-drone-that-carries-a-warhead/
 

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/14/pentagon-drones-to-burst-from-secret-ocean-pods-at/
 

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http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-military-wants-a-robot-that-can-fly-any-plane?utm_source=mbtwitter
 

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http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=2182

Sub launched UAV
 

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USAF Small UAV Flight Plan 2016-2036

http://www.airforcemag.com/DocumentFile/Documents/2016/Small%20UAS%20Flight%20Plan%202016-2036.pdf
 

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http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/2016/05/17/air-force-looking-autonomous-systems-aid-warfighters/84502234/
 

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http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1671305-air-force-fighter-jets-will-control-drones?utm_content=bufferfdad1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
 

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/flying-mini-robots-can-cling-to-your-window-video1/
 

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http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/military/drones-radiation-detectors-designed-nuclear-emergencies
 

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https://medium.com/@RDECOM/amrdec-develops-critical-components-for-lethal-miniature-aerial-missile-system-fc55fa358e4b#.q0qswfbml
 

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http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/06/us-air-force-developing-capability-to.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fadvancednano+%28nextbigfuture%29&utm_content=FaceBook
 

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https://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/09/17/0231204/the-us-government-is-building-a-drone-dragnet-for-battlefields
 

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bobbymike said:
http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/09/sub-launched-blackwing-uav-can-control.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fadvancednano+%28nextbigfuture%29&utm_content=FaceBook
 

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https://www.facebook.com/britisharmy/videos/10157511190875615/
 

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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/army-wants-runway-independent-shadow-uas-430124/
 

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L-UAS - Lethal Unmanned Aerial Systems

https://medium.com/@RDECOM/picatinny-patent-for-smart-fuze-enables-drone-to-attack-improvised-explosive-devices-b9760b3f69d1#.yyej0qb7s
 
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