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Report: Australia Sends Airmen to US for Armed Drone Training

Australian defense officials said last week that Royal Australian Air Force personnel has begun training in the U.S. to operate armed unmanned aircraft, Reuters reported Sunday. Matt Siegel writes the announcement came just days after the U.S. State Department issued a new policy that allows exports of drones to U.S. …

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Army-SRC Team to Build UAV ‘Sense and Avoid’ Radars

The U.S. Army has partnered with SRC to build a radar system that would help manage the air traffic of General Atomics-built unmanned aerial vehicles and prevent collisions, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes that the team will install the ground-based “sense and avoid” radars at five locations across the U.S. …

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Army Col. Jim Ekvall: Electronic Warfare Key in ‘Drone Wars’

Col. Jim Ekvall, the U.S. Army‘s electronic warfare division chief, points to electronic warfare as key to gain an advantage over enemy forces amid the prevalence of unmanned aerial vehicles, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. David Walsh writes that Ekvall is looking to bolster electromagnetic spectrum operations to counter enemy UAVs and data communications through the spectrum. …

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Mathias Winter: Navy Evaluating Carrier Drone Requirements Ahead of RFP Release

A final request for proposals for the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike Air Vehicle development program is scheduled for release this summer, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark reports that top Defense Department officials will meet to discuss the U.S. military aviation portfolio, including the UCLASS program. …

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Navy Readies Bid Solicitation For UCLASS System Project

The U.S. Navy is preparing to issue a formal request for bids on the aerial element of its proposed unmanned technology for surveillance and strike missions. Four companies have prequalified to compete for the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program, according to a March 13 FedBizOpps post. …

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Pentagon Details $2.45B UAV Spending Plan for FY 2015

The Defense Department is seeking $2.45 billion in fiscal year 2015 funds for unmanned aerial vehicle acquisition and research, 15.8 percent greater than the fiscal 2014 UAV budget, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Sunday. John Keller writes the U.S. military plans to procure both the Northrop Grumman-built RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft …

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Ashton Carter: U.S. Seeks Weapons Development Ties with India

The United States is looking to  carry out a year-old defense trade agreement signed with India by stepping up cooperation in joint production and development of weapons, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes Deputy Defense Sec. Ashton Carter told reporters the deeper defense ties mean technology transfers and priority funding …

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