Volansi gains US Air Force hire with expertise in R&D

Volansi US Air Force hire

Volansi has announced that Dr. Will Roper has joined the board, with expertise in R&D and emerging tech. Roper was the assistant secretary of the US Air Force and will focus on Volansi’s strategy, operations, and growth in the defense market.

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US Military is testing an Israeli-built drone interception system

The US Military is currently testing an Israeli-built drone interception system, initially developed for use in the gaming world. The new system is already being flown along the Gaza border, and US soldiers are being trained to use it.

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DARPA’s Gremlin program completes second round of testing

DARPA‘s Gremlin program has just completed its second round of testing in late July, cementing them in the future of military combat. The second round of testing focused on risk-reducing flights in preparation for tests later on in the year.

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Greek army to use Turkish-made mine detection drones

Greece will be receiving Turkish mine detection drones to be used in search and rescue missions along with detecting mines up to a depth of 50 meters (~164 miles). This marks the first time Greece has bought drones from the private sector in Turkey.

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US Navy downs drone with a friggin laser [Video]

It’s not quite Star Wars, but laser weapons are real. The US Navy just demonstrated that capability when it downed a drone in tests of a new ship-mounted laser in the Pacific Ocean.

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Rogue drone shuts down Air Force base

Just a pound or two of plastic and metal can bring air traffic to a standstill. Such was the case at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma when a small drone wandered into the base’s flight path on Wednesday.

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