Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie combat drone makes maiden flight

Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie combat drone makes maiden flight By: David Szondy The Kratos X-58A Valkyrie is designed as a long-range subsonic combat escort(Credit: Kratos) There’s little doubt that jet-powered combat drones will play an important role in future military theaters, a future that is one step closer with news that the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator completed its maiden flight […]

Northrop pitches optionally manned Firebird to monitor Australia’s coasts

Northrop pitches optionally manned Firebird to monitor Australia’s coasts By: Nigel Pittaway The Firebird drone takes to the skies. (Northrop Grumman)  MELBOURNE, Australia — Northrop Grumman has responded to Australia’s request for information on a new maritime surveillance capability with its optionally manned Firebird aircraft, a company representative said Thursday. Speaking at the 2019 Avalon Airshow, Brian Chappel, […]

Russian system uses infantry to spot for robots

Russian system uses infantry to spot for robots By: Kelsey D. Atherton In footage on a test track, the Marker unmanned ground vehicle plinks targets with the aid of human and drone spotters. (Kelsey Atherton / Screenshot from YouTube)  Beneath the guitars and arena-rock ready beat, the latest video from Russia’s Advanced Research Foundation is, at […]