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May 24, 2020

The U.S. Navy’s New Drone Could Team Up With Stealth Fighters

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The MQ-25 could be more than just a tanker.

May 23, 2020

A “Flying Saucer” Design Lets Drones Fly Twice as Long

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Engineers found a way to stabilize a drone that only uses two propellers.

May 22, 2020

The Amphibious Warship USS Portland Has Shot Down A Drone With Its New High-Power Laser

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Pew pew :3.


The successful test of the powerful laser is a major step forward for the Navy’s directed energy weapons ambitions.

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May 22, 2020

The Air Force’s AI-Powered ‘Skyborg’ Drones Could Fly as Early as 2023

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The drones would fly alongside Air Force warplanes, doing jobs too dangerous or dull for pilots.

May 21, 2020

Emp High Power Electromagnetic Weapons Railguns Microwaves

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EMP weapons, streams of microwaves, electromagnetic railguns, and high-power lasers offer new ways to bring down swarming drones, sink ships without explosives, and disperse formations of soldiers.

J.R. Wilson

May 18, 2020

The World’s First Manned Aerobatic Racing Drone Is Really Impressive

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In the near future, we will have manned drones going at blistering speeds and doing crazy aerobatic stunts.

May 17, 2020

These drones will plant 40,000 trees in a month. By 2028, they’ll have planted 1 billion

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We need to massively reforest the planet, in a very short period of time. Flash Forest’s drones can plant trees a lot faster than humans.

[Photo: courtesy Flash Forest] One of Flash Forest’s prototype drones.

May 13, 2020

The X-37B Space Plane’s Microwave Beam Experiment Is A Way Bigger Deal Than It Seems

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When the X-37B launches on May 16, it will carry a technology that could eventually allow drones to stay aloft indefinitely anywhere on the globe.

May 12, 2020

Small is beautiful: Nano drone tech is advancing

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Circa 2017


Rapid improvement in micro drone technology is providing defence interests with new nimble capabilities.

May 12, 2020

The stealthy little drones that fly like insects

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Making wings that flap is very difficult, but it has real advantages as some are finding out.

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