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Air Force, SOFWERX to Collaborate on UAV Battle Experiment

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with SOFWERX to conduct a “rumble-style” battle experiment on unmanned aerial vehicles to collect information for potential drone operations, National Defense reported Thursday. Heather Wilson, secretary of the Air Force, said the service branch will hold the ThunderDrone rapid prototyping event at a rented warehouse in Tampa, …

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Report: Trump Administration Starts UAV Export Policy Review

The White House is reviewing a 2015 export policy that governs the sale of U.S.-built unmanned aerial vehicles to the country’s allies, Defense News reported Thursday. An unnamed government official told Defense News that the review part of the Trump administration’s efforts to update U.S. defense trade policy. “While these …

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Report: Trump Discusses Emerging Tech With Telecom, UAS Company Execs

President Donald Trump met with venture capitalists and leaders of telecommunications and unmanned aerial systems companies to discuss how the government can help industry bring emerging technologies to market, Reuters reported Thursday. The meeting included executives of AT&T, General Electric, PrecisionHawk, Kespry, AirMap, Airspace, Measure UAS, Trumbull Unmanned, Verizon Communications and CenturyLink, among others, …

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Air Force’s Updated ‘Frankenphone’ Aims to Facilitate Communications Between Reaper Drone Pilots, Ground Crews

A U.S. Air Force officer has redesigned a device to help address communication difficulties between ground forces and pilots of General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, the Air Force reported Thursday. Capt. Gregory, a flight training commander with the service branch’s 42nd attack squadron, created an upgraded version of …

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Marine Corps Looks to Field 3D-Printed UAS in Combat Operations

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to deploy a small unmanned aircraft system built using three-dimensional printing technology to support the military branch’s combat operations in the coming weeks, Defense Systems reported Monday. Capt. Christopher Wood, co-lead for additive manufacturing at the Marine Corps headquarters, said that the Nibbler UAS will aid surveillance missions alongside other …

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FAA: University Consortium Examines UAS Collision Risks

A consortium of universities has conducted a study on potential injuries that unmanned aircraft systems could cause in case of collision with people on the ground. The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, identified blunt force trauma, penetration injuries and lacerations as the three dominant injury types that …

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