Microwave/laser weapon takes out multiple drone swarms

Microwave/laser weapon takes out multiple drone swarms David Szondy The vehicle-mounted laser combines a solid state laser with an advanced variant of the company’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System,  installed on a small, all-terrain Polaris militarized vehicle(Credit: Raytheon) An energy weapon system built by Raytheon has clocked up an impressive score by taking out 45 drones during a recent US Army exercise. […]

Autonomous snowplows debut at Norwegian airport

Autonomous snowplows debut at Norwegian airport David Szondy The Yeti autonomous snowplows are designed to act as a team(Credit: Semcon) Keeping airports clear of snow is a surprisingly expensive job intended to minimize even more expensive flight delays. To make the process more efficient, Swedish tech company Semcon is developing the Yeti – an autonomous snowplow that is […]

Air Force awards $961M drone support contract

Air Force awards $961M drone support contract BY ROSS WILKERS MAR 12, 2018 AECOM’s URS Federal business has won a seven-year, $961 million contract to help the Air Force operate and maintain three types of unmanned aircraft. The Air Force received three offers for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operations and Maintenance Support contract that seeks […]