General Atomics

Avenger drone flies autonomously in second Skyborg test

USAF has completed the second test of the Skyborg autonomy core system (ACS), this time with the General Atomics MQ-20 Avenger drone. The test flight had a duration of two and a half hours and, according to a press release of USAF Research laboratory, was a complete success. Right after takeoff, the human controller transferred the command of the aircraft to the autonomy core, which performed a series of behaviors including responding to navigati...


Modified Avenger drones to be used for Skyborg testing

General Atomics announced that two of their Avenger drones will be used in 2021 and 2022 to test teaming with fighter jets. ...


First French MQ-9 Reaper crash on record

A medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) MQ-9 Reaper drone of the French Air Force crashed near Niamey, Niger, on November 17, 2018. The UAV was on its way back from a mission in Mali....