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Israel successfully intercepts test drone through airborne laser weapon
Defence

The Directorate of Defense R&D in the Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD), Elbit Systems and the IAF, have effectively intercepted several UAVs using an airborne High-Power Laser Weapon System (HPL-WS). A high-power laser system was installed on an aircraft and was tested in a number of scenarios. It effectively intercepted and destroyed all of the

Listen: First audio recording of Mars helicopter revealed as new demonstration phase begins
Drones

NASA has confirmed that its groundbreaking Mars helicopter Ingenuity has successfully completed its fifth test flight, and revealed the first audio clip taken of the rotorcraft buzzing through Martian skies. According to NASA, its Perseverance rover on Mars was able to use its SuperCam microphone to record the first ever audio clip of an aircraft

NASA gears up for Ingenuity’s fifth flight
Drones

NASA is preparing for its Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, to take its game-changing fifth flight on Friday. According to the space agency, Ingenuity will take again to Martian skies at 3:26pm EDT on Friday, with its flight data expected to hit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in southern California by 7:31pm EDT that same day. According

Another success for NASA’s Mars Helicopter, future plans revealed
Drones

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter has now successfully completed its fourth flight test on Mars, after a false start that occurred last Thursday, and again performed exactly as planned. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in southern California, data received back from Ingenuity showed it successfully took off as planned on Friday, with the rotorcraft again

Mars Helicopter fails first attempt at fourth flight
Drones

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter was unable to take off for its fourth test flight on Mars on Thursday due to technical difficulties, however NASA is confident the fourth flight can be completed on Friday. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in southern California, data received back from Ingenuity on Thursday morning shows it did not

NASA’s Mars helicopter flies further and faster than ever in third successful flight
Drones

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has officially flown further and faster than ever before, with its third successful flight test on Sunday exceeding parameters of the flight tests on Earth. Ingenuity’s third flight test saw it soar five metres high, the same height as its second test, before flying a total of 50 metres downrange, just

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