Tag Archives: Reaper

DoD Deploys New Object Classification Algorithm Onboard ScanEagle UAS Platform

The Defense Department has integrated a new object classification algorithm onboard a ScanEagle unmanned aerial system which flew on the battlefield as part of an effort to help Special Command analysts exploit intelligence from drone video feeds, Defense One reported Thursday. Intelligence analysts from the DoD integrated new hardware and software …

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MDA Eyes Laser-Armed Drones to Revive Airborne Laser Program

The Missile Defense Agency is planning to revive its airborne laser program using an unmanned aircraft armed with an electric-powered laser to counter ballistic missile threats, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the future program will seek to address the continued challenge of engaging the missile target in …

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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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Report: WH To Help Italy Upgrade General Atomics-Built Drones

The White House plans to add missiles and laser-guided bombs to Italy’s drone fleet, Adam Entous writes for the Wall Street Journal. Entous reports the White House submitted a letter of request to Congress in April to arm six Italian Reaper drones, built by General Atomics. U.S. officials have indicated that …

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