The Pentagon’s latest budget is its largest counter-drone budget ever

The Pentagon’s latest budget is its largest counter-drone budget ever By: Kelsey Atherton     The U.S. military is searching for an efficient and affordable solution to unmanned aerial vehicle threats. Microwave and laser energies may be that solution. (DARPA) As the Pentagon’s latest budget slouches toward Washington, a $716 billion beast waiting to be born, it […]

Belarus shows off ‘Praying Mantis,‘ a tank hunting robot

Belarus shows off ‘Praying Mantis,‘ a tank hunting robot By: Kelsey Atherton This Belarusian uncrewed ground vehicle seems built for ambushes, with a linked multirotor drone to find targets. (Screenshot by Kelsey D. Atherton) Behold the Bogomol tanklet! Built by Belarus, this compact car-sized unmanned ground vehicle joins the growing ranks of robotic weapons designed for […]

Cargo-carrying long-range VTOL UAV moves to full scale prototype stage

Cargo-carrying long-range VTOL UAV moves to full scale prototype stage Paul Ridden July 5th, 2018 The ATLIS VTOL autonomous drone is being designed for long range cargo hauling(Credit:Aergility) VIEW GALLERY – 6 IMAGES Florida’s Aergility has spent the last few years developing and testing a new kind of vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) called the ATLIS. The […]