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September 12, 2023

U.S. Navy Hosts Student Drone Camp

STEM Among the Military Branches

The United States Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst (NAWCAD LKE) partnered with New Jersey’s Toms River School District to host a drone camp at which students were instructed in the basics of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design, purpose, and operation. The camp’s Drone Legends STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Fundamentals course helped participating fifth-through-eighth-grade students learn to fly drones, the purposes to which such machines are put in the real-world, and the correlation of mathematics and science to UAV design, construction, testing, and fielding.

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General Atomics Poised to Deliver on DARPA Contract

LongShot Program Nears Flight-Test Phase

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), the U.S. energy and defense concern, is preparing to commence the flight-testing phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) LongShot program, which seeks to develop and demonstrate an air-launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capable of carrying and employing air-to-air weapons.

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