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An AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial system (UAS) team assigned to the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, conduct training at Jaworze, Poland on November 22, 2023. Ravens UAS are used to provide day or night aerial intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance missions to support Operation European Assure Deter and Reinforce. (Photo by U.S. Army Maj. Arturo Rodriguez)

Trio of DOD leaders poised to visit kamikaze drone-maker’s California plant

The meeting comes as the U.S. military experiments with AeroVironment’s capabilities — and considers supplying some to Israel.
An Area-I Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated, Unmanned System, or ALTIUS, sails through the skies at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. (Photo by Jose Mejia-Betancourth/CCDC AvMC Technology Development Directorate)

US commits to procuring a variety of additional drones for Ukraine on anniversary of Russian invasion

The $2 billion security assistance package announced by the Pentagon on Friday includes an unspecified number of JUMP 20, Switchblade 600, ALTIUS-600 and CyberLux K8 unmanned aerial…
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, train with a Switchblade 300 10C system as part of Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Sept. 24, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexis Moradian)

Marine Corps commandant gung-ho about loitering munitions

The tactical unmanned aerial systems offer advantages over more traditional fires such as mortars and artillery, says the commandant of the Marine Corps.
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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 21: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Russia and Ukraine from the Roosevelt Room of the White House April 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden announced an additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine during his remarks. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Biden sending new drones to Ukraine

The unmanned aerial vehicles, developed by the Air Force to meet Ukrainian requirements, are part of a new $800 million security assistance package.
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