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Hummingbird Robot Learned To Fly By Learning From Real Hummingbirds

It looks like someone have picked up where AeroVironment have left off. If you recall, AeroVironment had developed a Nano Hummingbird several yeas ago under a DARPA program aimed in developing Nano Air Vehicle or NAV. So, yeah, someone has developed a hummingbird drone and this being six years on, technology this hummingbird is way more advanced. Continue reading Hummingbird Robot Learned To Fly By Learning From Real Hummingbirds

China Has A Humvee-like Military Vehicle That Launches Suicide Drones

China is surely ramping up its military capability and with it, sprawling an industry that rapidly introduced rather disturbing military hardware, like the unmanned amphibious vehicle that could stay dormant for months before call to action and weird drone that is designed to drop precision bombs, for examples. The latest to surface is this armored wheeled vehicle with a Hummer vibe by Beijing Zhongzi Yanjing Auto Co. Ltd, or Yanjing Auto, as it is commonly known. Continue reading China Has A Humvee-like Military Vehicle That Launches Suicide Drones

BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

How aircraft takes off, flies and land hasn’t change a lot since its invention. They uses a combination of ailerons, elevators and rudders (otherwise known as control surfaces) to do so. Even rotary wing aircraft uses the same principle, except that in helicopters, it is maneuvered by manipulating the main and tail rotors via cyclic and collective inputs. However, this principle of modern flight may not be the only way how aircraft of tomorrow flies. Continue reading BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

This Robinson R22 Is No Ordinary R22 Helicopter, It Is Completely Unmanned

More than likely, the mention of drone or UAV will conjure up the image of a quad- or multicopter, or something along the line of the Predator. What you see here is what one would not imagine as a drone, but the thing is, it is in fact a UAV. Wait. Isn’t that a Robinson R22? Well, it was. It has been converted by UAVOS to an unmanned drone, now called R22-UV. Continue reading This Robinson R22 Is No Ordinary R22 Helicopter, It Is Completely Unmanned

Blimp-type UAV Sucks In Air To Propel Itself Forward

Today’s drones, regardless of their applications, are not quite groundbreaking as long as they are limited by battery life (and therefore, range) and if they are still propelled by rotors. It is like a person, dressed up in different costumes or people doing different jobs. Basically, they change in form, but not in substance. The Phoenix UAV you see here, however, is very different. Continue reading Blimp-type UAV Sucks In Air To Propel Itself Forward

MBDA Spectre UAV Is Essentially A Flying Guided Missile Launcher

With the drones like General Atomics Predator and Reaper dominating the theaters of conflicts, it is easy to forget that are also more deadly UAVs out there. One of these deadly UAVs is the Spectre Combat UAV from European developer and manufacturer of missiles and missile delivery systems, MBDA. Unveiled at last year’s DVD exhibition in Millbrook, UK, Spectre is an electric Vertical Take-off and Landing UAV that is designed to provide rapid close air support. Continue reading MBDA Spectre UAV Is Essentially A Flying Guided Missile Launcher

Single-use Delivery Drones Completed And Passed Tests With U.S. Marines

I am sure you heard about the use of unmanned drones to make delivery, but do you know that the U.S. military also favors the concept? However, unlike its commercial counterpart, U.S. military is looking at drones that can go long distances and disposed after the cargo has been retrieved. So, yeah, single-use delivery drones are what Logistic Gliders, Inc. are developing and testing for the military under contracts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL). Continue reading Single-use Delivery Drones Completed And Passed Tests With U.S. Marines

Videos Of Russian’s “Flying Assault Rifle” Drone Proved That It Is Real

Well, what do you know? Apparently, the harbinger of death from up above, the quirky flying assault rifle drone proposed by Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey, has at least one functioning example. In a pair of videos posted a year ago, on March 28, 2018, it shows the Almaz-Antey’s “experimental prototype combat drones violator” in action. Continue reading Videos Of Russian’s “Flying Assault Rifle” Drone Proved That It Is Real

This Is XQ-58A Valkyrie UAV, The ‘Loyal Wingman’ To Fighter Jets

You know how some sci-fi and/or apocalyptic movies sometimes depicted unmanned fighter jets going out to take on the enemies? Well, that, my friends, is about to come true. And mind you, we are not talking about the current drones which are mostly use for reconnaissance and maybe drop a guided missile or two. We are talking about full-fledged unmanned, jet-powered fighter jets. We are talking about the experimental XQ-58A Valkyrie Unmanned Fighter Jet. Continue reading This Is XQ-58A Valkyrie UAV, The ‘Loyal Wingman’ To Fighter Jets

Yikes. Maker Of AK-47 Assault Rifle Revealed Kamikaze Drone

Drones that kill are nothing new, but one that reminds the world of the horrific images of Japanese’s WWII warplanes doing Kamikaze run is disturbingly new. Such was what maker of AK-47 assault rifle, Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov, has unveiled. Jointly developed by Kalashnikov and Russian UAV specialist ZALA AERO, this unmanned combat aerial system called KYB-UAV was unveiled at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in UAE, late last month. Continue reading Yikes. Maker Of AK-47 Assault Rifle Revealed Kamikaze Drone