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Nigerian Air Force inducts first indigenous UAV to support ISR
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inducted the first indigenous operational unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a bid to upgrade its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.
A journey through space and time: the UK’s space programme
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched a five-year, £50m space innovation programme. Two of the key programmes it will fund will help declutter Earth’s orbits and improve satellite communication. Berenice Baker looks at these in more detail and takes a visual tour of the history of British space innovation from the space race to the near future.
Aurora wins contract for USAF’s Orion UAS development
Boeing company Aurora Flight Sciences has secured a new contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to support the continued development of the Orion unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
Improving airfield repairs with AI drones
The US Navy is looking for a drone equipped with artificial intelligence to speed up the repair of damaged airfields. Claire Apthorp looks at the current airfield maintenance process to find out where the weaknesses lie, and ask how intelligent unmanned systems could improve the speed and efficiency of repairs.
US evaluates MQ-9 Reaper capabilities during Combat Hammer
US airmen have successfully flown the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles during Operation Combat Hammer to evaluate their performance.
VSR700 Rotary-Wing UAV
The VSR700 (Vertivision Surveillance Rotorcraft 700) vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is being developed jointly by Airbus Helicopters and Helicopteres Guimbal.
Security Features for Solid State Drives in Defence Applications
There are various methods for data protection and elimination in Flash solid state drives (SSDs), depending on the security level required within each application.
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