British Ship Transformed into Mine-Hunting Drone Base in US Navy Experiment

British Ship Transformed into Mine-Hunting Drone Base in US Navy Experiment Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 prepare to launch a combat rubber raiding craft from the well deck of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock Mounts Bay during a mine countermeasures (MCM) task group experiment, March 23, 2019. (U.S. […]

US Army picks 2 drones to test as Shadow replacement

US Army picks 2 drones to test as Shadow replacement By: Jen Judson Martin UAV brought its V-Bat UAS to Hohenfels, Germany, in May where it was used by opposition forces during the U.S. Army’s Joint Warfighting Assessment. (Jen Judson/Defense News) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. Army has selected Martin UAV and AAI Corporation, a unit of Textron, […]

The drone that convinced the NRO to invest more in satellites

The drone that convinced the NRO to invest more in satellites By: Kelsey D. Atherton   The D-21 Tagboard drone is a fascinating study in design limitations and aspirations. (NRO)  The 1960s were nothing if not an era of experimental aviation, including, unexpectedly, for drones, which had bold designs but were profoundly limited by the sensors of […]