BAE Systems to design expendable Skyborg drone for US Air Force

BAE Systems has won a contract worth up to US$400 million to design a low-cost, autonomous robotic combat drone that can partner with piloted warplanes under the US Air Force's Skyborg program.

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Switchblade 600 drone provides improved loitering missile capability

AeroVironment has unveiled its latest loitering missile unmanned aircraft system. Based on the Switchblade 300, which was deployed with US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2011, the Switchblade 600 is larger with increased capabilities.

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USAF introduces “eSeries” designation for digitally engineered hardware

The US Air Force has announced that it is introducing a new "eSeries" classification for military air and space hardware, indicated by an "e" prefix", that has been digitally engineered and virtually tested before a physical example is ever built.

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DARPA’s Gremlins military drone completes key second test flight

DARPA has announced that its unmanned Gremlins X-61A air vehicle has completed a second round of aerial tests at the US Army’s Dugway Proving Ground, a step closer to the program's goal of air-launching and air-recovering up to four unmanned drones.

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US Army’s conversational AI system to get soldiers and robots talking

The US Army is developing a voice interface that allows two-way dialogue between soldiers and autonomous robotic systems. The Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface (JUDI) is designed to reduce training costs and improve soldier/robot teamwork.

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More realistic bite sleeve improves training of US Army working dogs

The US Army has developed a more realistic bite sleeve for training military working dogs. Worn during biting exercises, the protective silicone and Kevlar sleeve looks and feels more like a human arm, but still shields the wearer from harm.

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BAE unveils smart factory that will build the Tempest fighter

BAE Systems has unveiled the futuristic smart factory that will be used to develop and manufacture Britain's Tempest fighter jet, combining robotics with other advanced technologies that will allow production lines to adapt much faster.

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BAE unveils smart factory that will build the Tempest fighter

BAE Systems has unveiled the futuristic smart factory that will be used to develop and manufacture Britain's Tempest fighter jet, combining robotics with other advanced technologies that will allow production lines to adapt much faster.

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Boeing awarded US$1.2 billion for first eight F-15EX fighter jets

Boeing has won a contract worth almost US$1.2 billion from the US Air Force to build the first tranche of eight F-15EX fighter jets, the most advanced version of the venerable F-15 that began production in the 1970s.

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