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GM works with the U.S. Navy on hydrogen powered underwater drones

July 2nd, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

The goal is for these unmanned subs to operate for more than 60 days. General Motors is now working with the U.S. Navy to develop hydrogen fuel cell-powered underwater drones that can operate without recharging for this extended period.

U.S. military tests ship designed to cross oceans without a crew

May 3rd, 2016 at 5:30 pm » Comments Off

The U.S. military’s unmanned vessel “Sea Hunter” has begun testing. A self-driving 40-metre ship designed to travel out at sea without a single crewmember. The ship has potential to revolutionize the commercial shipping industry, making it the first step to sending unmanned cargo ships to other countries.

‘Gremlins’ is DARPA’s latest strategy to swarm enemy skies with small reusable drone armies

April 26th, 2016 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

A new program named “Gremlins” is DARPA’s new strategy for gathering intelligence, radar jamming, and other “friendly” operations over unfriendly skies. The program aims to deploy swarms of several, reusable drones, that are relatively inexpensive and lightweight, from aircraft or other platforms.

DARPA has begun speed testing its submarine-hunting drone ship

April 4th, 2016 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

This 130-foot drone ship from DARPA is almost ready to roam the open seas. The drone has already begun its speed testing has reached its expected top speed of 31 mph. However, drone does more than cruise around the ocean, it also has the ability to detect foreign submarines, including the stealthy diesel electric silent […]

Like a nuclear submarine, flying drone can hide underwater for months

March 29th, 2016 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

A submarine’s periscope is a useful tool, however it puts the vessel at risk since it can only be used when the sub surfaces. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a waterproof drone that can float up from the murky depths and then take to the skies.

German Rheinmetall showcases new sea-based anti-drone laser system

October 1st, 2015 at 5:37 pm » Comments Off

German defense contractor Rheinmetall Defense Electronics showcased a new sea-based anti-drone laser system at the Defense and Security Equipment Industry in London,. The system, according to Chinese web site, features not one but four high energy lasers (HEL) mounted on turret, making it look like some kind of laser gun.

Goodbye drones, hello disposable satellites

August 5th, 2015 at 9:11 pm » Comments Off

Raytheon is moving into the next generation of surveillance, while most of the country is still focused on the growing number of drones in this country – both military and civilian.  

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