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  • 14 January 2014
    Industry news

    Having conducted sea trials from 9-13 December 2013 on board the L’Adroit Gowind-class Offshore Patrol Vessel, the French defence procurement agency (DGA), the French Navy and DCNS have validated the functional integration of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with the combat system of a warship as part of the Serval unmanned air systems (UAS) programme. […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy is seeking proposals for small and medium close-range armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in a request for information released on July 6.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division is eyeing potential procurement of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) UAVs that could carry small arms, rockets, grenades, and less-than-lethal weapons and devices. The RFI states […]

  • 22 March 2018

    An Indian Navy Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed soon after taking off from the naval air base in Porbandar, Gujarat, in the morning hours of March 22, 2018. There has been no injuries or casualties following the incident, the Indian Navy said on Twitter. “The UAV crashed in an open ground in Udyognagar area […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded Raytheon a $29.7 million contract for work on the Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (LOCUST) innovative naval prototype (INP). As its name indicates, the LOCUST project is aimed at developing a system for the deployment of small, low-cost swarming UAVs to autonomously overwhelm an adversary. Raytheon subsidiary BBN […]

  • 5 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Drones are now capable of providing a new way to detect buried and submerged mines, U.S. Navy scientists unveiled during a recent demonstration. Oelrich, a scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock’s Combatant Craft Division, and Stephanson, president and chief executive officer of Broadband Discovery Systems (BDS), stared at an Android tablet showing search data from an […]

  • 28 June 2011

      Libyan television demonstrated wrecks of an aircraft, having declared that was AH-64 Apache helicopter shot down by Gaddafi’s army. However, under close examination it turned out to be American unmanned air vehicle (UAV) MQ-8B Fire Scout. According to Flight Daily News, NATO coalition confirmed that one MQ-8B UAV had been lost during the operation […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will be adding solar technology to its Hybrid Tiger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as it seeks to achieve a flight duration of over three days for the system. NRL has awarded Alta Devices a contract to deliver its light-weight solar technology for the UAV. Alta Devices noted that technologies developed for […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French company ECA Group recently demonstrated its unmanned solution for port and coastal protection in the Toulon area, south of France. The mobile system is based on several robotic systems, a USV Inspector Mk2 and a UAV IT180-60, controlled and supervised from a centralized Command and Control center based onshore. This system can be used for homeland […]

  • 4 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    UK’s BMT Defence Services (BMT) joined forces with the University of Bristol to work on the development of an UAV that would be the first ever to perform a perched landing on a ship’s flight deck. The 18-month research project was delivered as part of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) Autonomous Systems Underpinning Research […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Indonesian Navy has recently deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with an aerial magnetic range to determine a ship’s magnetic signature. According to UAV manufacturer ECA Group, this is the first time a navy has used a drone to assess a vessel’s vulnerability to underwater mines and other threats. The French company’s STERNA UAV was deployed […]

  • 21 June 2017

    The European Maritime Safety Agency has picked a fixed-wing and a rotary-wing unmanned air vehicle to aid its border surveillance and control activities, according to two company announcements. The Tekever and Collecte Localisation Satellites consortium announced it has been contracted by EMSA to use its AR5 UAS to provide data gathering services for the European agency’s […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On Tuesday 10 September, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Spanish warship ESPS Meteoro embarked a Skeldar V-200 Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the port of Djibouti. Prior to embarking the UAV on board the ESPS Meteoro, it was tested by the Spanish Navy in Canary Islands waters on board the Spanish Maritime Action Ship […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Swiss-Swedish company UMS Skeldar has been contracted to deliver a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the German Navy. According to the German website Augen Geradeaus !, the contract between the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw and the Saab subsidiary was signed on August 3. The VTOL system with two […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is looking at the possibility of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for man-overboard situations in which the UAVs would help keep a visual on the sailor in the water. According to the Naval Safety Center, since 2006 more than 110 sailors and marines have fallen overboard, and eight lost their lives. Operating […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) headed out to sea recently to test a range unmanned systems during a two-day underway. One of the less prominent systems that was tested was the V-BAT vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The MartinUAV-built V-BAT is a long […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Spanish Navy has concluded integration trials of the Unmanned Air Vehicle ‘Skeldar V-200’ in Canary Islands waters on board the Maritime Action Ship (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Relámpago’ before deploying in the theatre of operations. As of mid-September, the UAV is scheduled to operate from the BAM ‘Meteoro’, currently deployed in the Indian […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Maritime Reconnaissance capability of the Eastern Naval Command got a fillip with the commissioning of a new Naval Air Squadrons at INS Parundu, the Naval Air Station at Ramnathapuram in Tamil Nadu. The Naval Air Squadron INAS 344 was  commissioned on 11 Apr 12, by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On the 7th February 2015, the Italian Task Force Air (TFA) in Djibouti completed its deployment with the EU Naval Force. The detachment, which boasts a Predator Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV), arrived in Djibouti last August and performed its first flight on the 4th September 2014. Since then, the UAV has patrolled the Internationally Recommended […]

  • 12 April 2018
    Equipment & technology

    India’s Mahindra Defence and Israel’s Aeronautics have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on naval shipborne unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). As informed, the duo intends to offer Orbiter 4, a UAV system which can be launched and recovered from Indian warships. “Aeronautics has entered into this partnership to offer the maritime version of Orbiter […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The sea trials of the UAV ‘Scan Eagle’ on board the Spanish Navy’s Landing Platform Dock ship (LPD) ‘Galicia’ have successfully concluded. She was the first Spanish Navy warship to launch, operate and recover an unmanned air vehicle. During the first sea trials, the UAV was 7 hours airborne with ranges of up to 40 […]

  • 4 June 2018

    UMS SKELDAR and QinetiQ Target Systems have teamed up to provide their platforms for a joint Canadian maritime program, including the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) UAV contract. Among the systems to be offered are the SKELDAR V-200 and QinetiQ’s Obsidian counter UAV drone detection solution. “Both UMS and QinetiQ Target Systems have a proven track-record […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy researchers are looking into the possibilities of having unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) constantly in the air, providing 24/7 information, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). Working at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section, researchers are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy researchers from several branches are working on a software system that uses intelligent agents to guide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that each serve as a ‘wingman’ in manned/unmanned teams, in simulated beyond-visual-range (BVR) air combat missions. The system is called Tactical Battle Manager (TBM) and streamlines cross-platform coordination of manned and unmanned air combat […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    During a December 2016 test at China Lake, the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center’s Weapons Division-developed Spike missile, twice, demonstrated the capability of the missile to shoot down an Outlaw UAV with one shot. Spike is a forward-firing miniature munition that can be launched from the ground or the air, and is being developed to be […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Equipment & technology

    American technology company AeroVironment announced it has demonstrated its Puma-Switchblade combination of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in an automated sensor-to-shooter (S2S) configuration from a US Navy coastal riverine craft. The UAV pair combines the existing RQ-20B Puma Block 2 small UAS with the new Mantis i45 sensor gimbal combined with automatic coordinate transmission to the […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment a $2.5 million contract for further work on the US Navy’s small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) program. The contract follows the first successful launch of a Blackwing UAV from a submerged position and will see the company deliver multiple Blackwing vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits. […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    After a period of performance tests carried out in the latter part of 2016, the Indonesian ministry of defence became the first ever Skeldar V-200 UAV customer, UMS Skeldar announced. The delivery of the V-200 vertical take-off and landing UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) marks the start of a working partnership and the commencement of a training […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French ECA Group has teamed with Naval Group (formerly known as DCNS) to prepare its IT180 VTOL drone for integration on ships. The two companies already collaborated with the IT180 at the end of May 2017. ECA Group participated in the second edition of “Naval Innovation Days” in Ollioules (South of France), an event organized by DCNS […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Navies and security agencies around the world are increasingly relying on unmanned aerial vehicles for their reconnaissance and surveillance needs, thereby contributing to the development of the overall “drone” market that is expected to reach USD 14.9 billion by 2020.   Naval Today recently spoke with David Willems, the Global Business Development Director of UMS SKELDAR – […]