First production-representative MQ-9B rolled out

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has rolled out and flown the first production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned combat air system (UCAV).

WESCAM MX-20 successfully integrated onto MQ-9

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) and L3Harris Technologies have successfully integrated the WESCAM MX-20 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) system onto an MQ-9 unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).

PHASA-35 completes first flight

BAE Systems has announced that its Persistent High-Altitude Solar Aircraft (PHASA-35) has successfully completed its maiden flight.

nEUROn completes fifth flight test campaign

Dassault Aviation’s nEUROn has completed its fifth flight test campaign, continuing to support the development of the Système de Combat Aérien du Futur (SCAF/Future Combat Air System, or FCAS).

US Navy orders additional MQ-4C Tritons

The US Navy will acquire an additional two MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Northrop Grumman.

Boeing completes first Loyal Wingman fuselage

Boeing Australia recently completed the major structural assembly of its first Airpower Teaming System (ATS) prototype fuselage – marking a major milestone in producing a Loyal Wingman platform.

Growler goes autonomous

Boeing and the US Navy have successfully flown a pair of EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft autonomously.

Dynetics’ X-61A Gremlin completes first flight

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Dynetics have announced the successful first test flight of the X-61A Gremlin.

Falco Xplorer completes first flight

Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer unmanned aerial system (UAS) – the largest the company has ever built – has successfully completed its first flight.

STS completes 5GAT engine run testing

Sierra Technical Services (STS) successfully completed engine-run testing on its 5th Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) for the US Department of Defense (DoD) on January 10.

GA-ASI begins MQ-9 demonstration in Greece

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has started a series of MQ-9B SeaGuardian demonstration flights at Larissa air base, Greece.

Australia selects MQ-9B for Project Air 7003

The Australian government has announced selection of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian to provide the next-generation unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) under Project Air 7003.