Royal Navy tests heavy-lift drones to supply aircraft carriers

By David Szondy        April 11, 2022 A UAV prepares to land at Predannack Airfied during a series of test flights  Dan Rosenbaum/RNAS Yeovilton The Royal Navy’s 700X Naval Air Squadron has completed intensive testing of heavy-lift drones at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, UK, to determine their fitness for resupplying aircraft carriers and other frontline […]

Lithuania Plans to Automatize Road Inspections, Will Switch to Pothole-Detecting Drones

21 Feb 2022, 13:26 UTC by Cristina Mircea Road inspections are normally conducted via conventional four-wheeled vehicles that have to travel thousands of miles a year, doing more harm than good, as they emit tons of CO2. But Lithuania is working on improving things and plans to start using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to video analyze […]

US Navy adopts new strategy prioritizing ‘the building blocks’ of unmanned tech

By Megan Eckstein   Friday, Jan 28 The Strategic Capabilities Office’s Ghost Fleet Overlord USVs, Nomad and Ranger, conduct underway operations off the coast of California in 2021. They were transiting waters almost entirely in autonomous mode. (Eric Parsons/U.S. Navy) ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is unlikely to pursue a formal program for unmanned surface vessels in the next […]