Military

US Navy uses commercial drone to resupply submarine

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The US Navy has successfully resupplied one of its submarines using a commercial drone. A small, four-rotor UAV was used to resupply the USS Hawaii, according to a report by Forbes. The resupply mission took place just a mile off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii and saw the drone deliver a payload of circuit cards, medical supplies and food. Future missions could see the drones equipped to deliver a range of payloads from medical supplies to replacement parts. Using UAVs over larger, manned helicopters presents a range of benefits including cost-saving, pilot safety and freeing up helicopters for larger missions.
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RedTail LiDAR reveals innovative 3D mapping tech

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Innovative new 3D mapping tech is set to aid small drones in providing high-resolution images of objects on the ground from up to 400 feet. RedTail LiDAR Systems is set to unveil its innovative new mapping system that uses tech licenced from the US Army Research Laboratory. The system, named the RTL-400, utilises a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) mirror-based laser scanner to map out small objects from high altitudes by distributing laser pulses rapidly and accurately over the ground. The technology company, a division of 4D Tech Solutions, Inc., claims that the system boasts unprecedented resolution thanks to the laser pulse
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Delair provides French Army with UX11

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Delair has approached several units of the French Army to supply them with the Delair UX11 to be deployed around the world. The aim is for the systems to be deployed in complex industrial environments and in military and civilian security operations. The first systems were delivered at the end of September to several Special Forces operational units which, as a springboard for innovations and an operational laboratory, have naturally joined forces with its field evaluation. Bastien Mancini, co-founder and director, commented: “Delair UX11 is a simple, efficient and reliable system that is designed for demanding industrial environments that require
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Air Force Base sticks with Dedrone for UAS threat tracking solutions

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Dedrone has announced the continuation of its license agreement with F.E. Warren Air Force Base. F.E. Warren was selected to test the Dedrone platform in June of 2018 as part of a DIU testing phase that included six Department of Defense (DoD) facilities, and has been continuously testing, evaluating and using the capability for over a year. The base’s solicitation notice justified the need to continue licensing the Dedrone solution. In a statement, the base explained: "Without this system, F.E. Warren AFB will not have a reliable sUAS detection capability for specific areas of interest. “DroneTracker is the only system
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