Unmanned

Australian advanced manufacturing company Titomic has delivered the world’s largest titanium UAV, measuring over 1.8 metres in diameter.

Six Indigenous students have graduated from a landmark UAS pilots training course in Darwin.

The heavy fuel engines powering the RAN’s two Schiebel S-100 Camcopter unmanned aerial systems have failed to meet Navy’s requirement.

There were plenty of big names at Avalon – F-35s, Hornets, and a B-52 – that wowed onlookers with thunderous acrobatic displays, in-flight refuelling demonstrations, and more.

The second vessel in Ocius Technologies' range of Bluebottle unmanned surface vessels (USVs) has undertaken initial sea trials.

The government has confirmed that it will purchase the next MQ-4C Triton.

The vehicle is the first untethered Australian AUV to dive under an ice shelf and is one of the only AUVs in the world with this capability.

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone.

At the request of the PNG Defence Force, a small mobile training team from 20 STA Regiment travelled to the northern PNG town of Wewak.

The Army has conducted a two-week activity with Schiebel’s Camcopter UAS to gain further insights into future capabilities and payloads under Project Land 129-3.

Five Australian businesses have been awarded contracts with a combined value of more than $12 million.

Autonomous Warrior 18, the largest autonomous systems exercise yet undertaken in Australia, kicked off on 5 November in the Jervis Bay area.

The USAF has completed the first-ever automated landing of an MQ-9 Reaper UAS, followed by the first auto-takeoff a few days later.

Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne has announced three more Defence Innovation Hub contracts, investing $7.8 million in promising counter-UAS, electronic warfare, and autonomous aircraft technology.

The Royal Australian Navy has been active in the trusted autonomous systems space for more than 30 years and today it operates a mixed fleet of underwater vehicles – unmanned and autonomous.