The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has announced the successful flight demonstration of a new robotically manned air platform whose technology could pave the way for more optionally manned aircraft in the future. The laboratory and DZYNE Technologies Inc. successfully completed a two-hour ...

The Border Patrol is conducting market research of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) that can fly like a fixed-wing aircraft but take off and land vertically as part of its monitoring of the northern and southern U.S. borders. “Hybrid lift solutions that may meet CBP requirements combine the ...

Air Force Awards Ascent Vision $23M for C-UAS Systems Ascent Vision Technologies says it has won an Air Force contract worth over $23 million to deliver a suite of counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) vehicles. Montana-based Ascent said it will provide its eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense ...

Ascent Vision Technologies’ System Used to Counter Iranian Drone Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) says its Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) was used in July by the U.S. Marine Corp to mitigate a hostile Iranian drone that threatened a U.S. Navy vessel in the Strait of Hormuz. ...

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) plans to use small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in infrastructure security exercises both to record the exercises to improve training and as a potential threat requiring responsive action. A privacy impact statement released by the ...