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Falcon Shield, An Anti-Drone Defense Technology from Selex ES

Selex ES, a United Kingdom based defense firm unveiled their new anti-drone technology. Their new proprietary technology, which is very understandably hush hush, somehow "auto-magically" identifies, and then allows remote control take over control rogue drones, even mini and micro drones. UK defense firm Selex ES on Tuesday unveiled an electromagnetic shield designed to defeat commercial drones. [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:17-08:00September 30th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Homeland Security, Military|Comments Off on Falcon Shield, An Anti-Drone Defense Technology from Selex ES

Boeing Applies For “Rapid Deployment Air And Water Vehicle” UAV Patent

Boeing In a recent blog post, I talked about autonomous cargo ships being developed by Inmarsat. Now Boeing is stepping up with a new "rapid deployment air and water vehicle" or a drone that starts as a fixed wing, but ends as submarine style submersible. Details of this new military drone design were identified [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:30-08:00September 13th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Military, New Drones|Comments Off on Boeing Applies For “Rapid Deployment Air And Water Vehicle” UAV Patent

The Royal Navy’s HMS Mersey Launches 3D Printed Drone

I've written about 3D printing drones before, specifically a consumer model and a DOD model, now the Royal Navy across the pond is getting into the act. The Royal Navy working with the University of Southampton has successfully launched a 3D printed drone from a small patrol ship, the HMS Mersey. I like the first [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:35-08:00August 5th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Military|Comments Off on The Royal Navy’s HMS Mersey Launches 3D Printed Drone

UK Defense Contractors Using Drones For Maintenance Inspections

Thanks to the amazing utility that drones have, they are popping up everywhere, solving problems, reducing risk to human life, and reducing operational costs. That's why it should be no surprise that defense contractors in the United Kingdom have started using small drones to scan navy ships for maintenance issues. Using drones, these maintenance inspection scans [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:53-08:00June 29th, 2015|Drones, Military|Comments Off on UK Defense Contractors Using Drones For Maintenance Inspections

3D Printed Drone For The Department of Defense (DOD)

I'm not just a fan of drones, I'm also into the "maker culture." What is maker culture? According to Wikipedia, the maker culture can be defined as: The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:59-08:00June 21st, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Military|Comments Off on 3D Printed Drone For The Department of Defense (DOD)

The Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) Aircraft Gets Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) Batteries

Sion Power is a world leader in lightweight, high energy, rechargeable Li-S battery technology. Airbus Defence and Space's mission is to create innovative, effective space and defence solutions and services. A recent announcement from Airbus Defence and Space shows a new three-year collaborative between the two companies. This agreement will The agreement provides for Sion [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:59-08:00June 20th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Military, New Drones|Comments Off on The Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) Aircraft Gets Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) Batteries

Want a Drone that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand? The Military Does

Drones come in all shapes and sizes, any drone enthusiast can tell you that. Prox Dynamics, a norwegian company, has developed the PD-100 Black Hornet 2. While the British military has been using the Black Hornet since 2013, the US is finally jumping on the bandwagon. Military testing has begun. US Special Forces are testing a tiny [...]

By |2015-06-02T18:01:50-08:00June 2nd, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Military, New Drones|Comments Off on Want a Drone that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand? The Military Does