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The Hunter UAV Spotlight


The U.S. Army has a unmanned, unmanned aircraft called the Hunter. It is used by the Army to gather intelligence on enemy forces and make plans for attacks. The drone, which is combat-proven, has been in use since 1995. Its Republic of Macedonia deployment was its first operational deployment. Over four thousand hours were flown by the Hunter during its 7-month-long operational period. After its significant operational success, the Hunter was able to resume production. It was also deployed into Iraq where it was used to fight ISIS with Viper Strike munitions.

MQ-5B Hunter

The MQ-5B Hunter, an upgraded version of the MQ-5, is the MQ-5B Hunter. It has twin tail-booms, heavy-fuel engines, hard points that can be used to fire weapons, and a heavy-fuel engine. The MQ-5B Hunter has a gross take-off weight of 1800 pounds and is capable of flying at an altitude of 22,000 feet. It is capable of missions up to 15 hours. This aircraft is capable of carrying two Viper Strike guided explosions. It can also be controlled by Hunter aircraft via a relay mode. This aircraft can also travel up to 80 miles making it ideal for scouting missions.

The MQ-5B Hunter is equipped with the most advanced DoD UAV avionics. It includes a PC based mission computer, an APU (auxiliary power distribution unit), GPS units and a Litton RN-251 inertial navigator system. The aircraft's advanced electronic avionics system allows it to reduce its weight and size as well as power consumption. It is capable of executing multiple missions simultaneously.

RQ-5A Endurance Hunter E-Hunter

The Endurance Hunter (E-Hunter), a tactical unmanned air vehicle, is called the Endurance Hunter. Its first flight took place on March 17, 2005. This aircraft is a collaboration between Northrop Grumman & the US Army. Its mission is to extend the endurance, payload capacity and range of the Hunter UAV. It will be offered as a field-installable kit. Currently, there are about 50 Endurance Hunter RQ-5As in service.

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The Hunter is capable of carrying Northrop Grumman's BAT submunition, which has destroyed an MBT combat vehicle and incapacitated a moving T-72 tank. The Hunter successfully carried the Viper Strike precision Munition. This munition has a 1.8kg (4lb.) warhead, and a semi active laser seeker. The RQ-5A is a fixed-wing aircraft with dual-rudder and has a 6-hour endurance rating. It also has a flight time of more than 100 hours. The RQ-5A is powered by two Passaggio Guzzi petrol engine that produce 60hp each.

Army One System ground control station

The Army is advancing toward a more universal ground control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). You can buy hundreds from many UAV manufacturers for complete aerial coverage. However, each UAV is unique, with a unique controller, vehicle, receiver, and screen. Army began a new program called One System to address this problem. One System ground controller is an important step in that direction. This Spotlight article will examine the concept of One System and its current reach as well as future technology initiatives.

One System was originally designed to support the Textron RQ-7 Shadow TUAS. It is now capable supporting multiple UAVs such as the Northrop Grumman RQ-5 Hunter. It supports the RQ-2 Pioneer, AAI's Aerosonde and the RQ-8 Fire Scout UAV helicopter. The One System ground control station and the ground control station both run on Windows and Sun Solaris systems, and communicate using an analog datalink and directional antenna.

Viper Strike anti–armor munitions integration

Northrop Grumman has announced a contract for multiple GBU-44/E Viper Strike anti-armor armed unmanned aerial vehicles. These munitions will be integrated on KC-130J Harvest Hawks and will use the latest software load to increase the effectiveness of the weapon against time-sensitive targets. Viper Strike a GPS guided laser-guided variant for the BAT weapon.

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The Viper Strike anti-armor armament is a gliding munition capable of stand-off precision attack. The GPS-aided navigation system combined with semi-active Laser Seeker allow for precise strike and low collateral damages in urban areas. It has proven effective against a variety of targets and is a viable option for a future Hunter UAV.

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You can fly a drone as high as you like without a license.

The FAA doesn't limit how high you can fly your drone. The FAA does require you to register unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which include the registration number of your model, weight and size, serial numbers, manufacturer's names, date manufactured and other information.

Is it possible to fly my drone in a local park?

You can fly drones in parks around the globe. Safety concerns mean that not all countries allow drones to be flown in parks. Take a look at our list of legal places to fly drones for entertainment.

Flying with a drone?

Drones are becoming more and more popular for personal and professional use. Drones are used for filming, photography, aerial mapping, search and rescue, as well as other purposes. Recent regulations regarding drones have been approved by FAA. They include new requirements for registration and licensing, pilot training, insurance, and other requirements. These changes will help ensure that drones remain safe for everyone involved.

What are the rules of operation when using drones?

The FAA must register your drone. This registration involves information such as the weight, size, battery capability, and operating frequency. The FAA will issue you an identification number.

Do I need to be able to fly a drone without special training?

No, you don't need special training to fly your drone. A remote control unit is all you need. You also need to have some basic knowledge of flight mechanics.

Is it safe and legal to fly a drone when driving?

Drone flying while driving can be dangerous as you may collide with another vehicle or object. You could also hit pedestrians and animals. You could also damage your car if you hit power lines, trees, or other buildings.

Are drones permitted at public events?

You can fly your drone anywhere you like, provided you adhere to the rules. If you want to fly your drone in public events like parades, festivals, concerts, etc., you must get permission from the event organizers.


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How To

How to film yourself with a drone

Filming yourself with a drone is very easy. You only need a camera, remote control and a smartphone to film yourself with a drone. First, you need to obtain your FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) license. Then, you need to buy a quadcopter. This type of drone is equipped with four rotors allowing it to fly in different directions.

After you purchase your drone, connect it to your computer using a USB cable. Next, open the software of your drone.

  1. Connect the drone's battery and the power source to your laptop.
  2. Make sure your drone's webcam is open and working properly. If nothing appears on the screen, check that the connection between your drone and your computer is working properly.
  3. Turn on WiFi on your drone. In the field "IPAdresse", enter the IP Address of your computer.
  4. Select the option "Camera", and then choose "Open Camera."
  5. Make sure the image quality is set at HD 1080p
  6. Click on "Record", then click "Start recording."
  7. Close the webcam app after you are done recording.
  8. Save the video file to your hard drive.
  9. Finally, upload the video file onto YouTube using another computer.
  10. Use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to share your video link, including Instagram, Twitter, Instagram Google+, Pinterest, Pinterest, Tumblr or Reddit


The Hunter UAV Spotlight