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The Marine Corps is testing a new 135-pound, catapult-launched drone that can take off from an amphibious assault ship and climb to 15,000 feet with multi-intelligence sensors mounted onboard, service officials said. The RQ-21A, or “Black Jack” UAS, can fly for up to 16 hours at ranges out to 100 miles. It is slated to […]

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The U.S. Navy is developing a new mine-detecting Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) engineered to sweep across the ocean in search of mines using magnetic and acoustic technologies, service officials said. “We have an Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) which consists of a boat with no people on it with a magnetic and acoustic device that […]

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The U.S. Navy successfully conducted a first test-flight of its MQ-4C Triton aircraft, a wide-spanning 47-foot long surveillance drone equipped with high-tech, next-generation sensors able to conduct surveillance, reconnaissance and communications-relay missions over thousands of miles ocean, service officials said. During the 80-minute flight in restricted airspace in Palmdale, Calif., the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, controlled […]

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