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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.

Small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) are now well on their way from suburban garages to the hands of the ADF.

The German government has leased IAI’s Heron TP unmanned aerial system (UAS) pending budgetary approval in the latest chapter of the competition between General Atomics (GA) and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI).

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) will soon be rolled out to Army soldiers in Brisbane following the completion of the Black Hornet Nano UAS Program.

Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) capabilities between an H145 helicopter and a Camcopter S-100 UAS.

Sydney-based Raymax Applications has viewed training presentations in Norway for new hyperspectral cameras designed to be mounted onto UAVs.

The competition between GA and IAI over their rival armed unmanned aerial systems heated up this week with the news that the UK has chosen to buy the Protector, a variant of GA's Reaper drone.

Increasing emphasis is being placed on the development of autonomous technology for military land vehicles, but full-scale operational capability still seems years away.

The system provides a safe and effective method of protecting personnel and infrastructure from dangerous drones by automatically detecting and then stopping, redirecting or taking control of them.