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Future deployment plan of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) aircraft

Since the official unveiling of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) aircraft on June 14, 2012, many defence analysts have tried to predict its future development plans and the systems impact once it is based on various American Air Bases around the world including Kadena Air Base in Japan which is the hub of U.S. airpower ...

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Iran Claims Shooting Down 2 hand-launched RQ-11 Raven UAVs

Iran on January 2nd announced that it had shot down two US Army AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven in the span of 15 months. Iran however failed to provide any proof to the claims. Iran has in the past claimed to have hunted down a few U.S drones, showing detailed images of the alleged accomplishments. “The army’s air defense shot down two ...

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First European stealth UCAV the nEUROn almost ready for flight

Since the official unveiling of the nEUROn, Europe’s Dassault-led stealth UCAV to the partner nations France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland early this year on 19 January, its maiden flight is expected to be conducted in mid 2012. Final assembly activities on the programme’s lone aircraft were completed recently at Istres air base in southern France, and the platform ...

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Pentagon considers nuclear-powered drones

According to new report released on March 2012, American scientists are working on new-generation nuclear-powered unmanned aircraft capable of staying in the air for up to several months. The report said Sandia National Laboratories were working with Northrop Grumman’s unmanned systems division concerning an “ultra-persistent propulsion and power system” for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Recently Federation of American Scientists also ...

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