The Predator C Avenger is a jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicle made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (Company photo)

US, India Tout Defense Ties But No Talk of Drone Sale

Growing military cooperation between the U.S. and India will involve increased military sales, joint exercises and co-production agreements, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday….

Mike Osborn, second from right, program manager, Naval Research Laboratory, explains the Meso-scale Robotic Locomotion Initiative (MeRLIn) to Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research, during a visit to the Office of Naval Research exhibit at the 2016 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, on May 16, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by John F. Williams/U.S. Navy)

Navy Developing ‘Robot Squirrel’ as Scout

The next critter in the Defense Department’s menagerie of robotic prototype animals is designed to jump and climb and conduct scouting and reconnaissance missions for…