The United States Announces Upgrades to "Ghost" Reconnaissance Drones

Anduril Industries modernises its technologies

02/10/2023 - 12:20
Source: Anduril Industries
Source: Anduril Industries

Following the use of the Ghost and Ghost-X reconnaissance drones in Ukraine, the American company Anduril Industries has decided to modernize the technology for the needs of the U.S. military. Defense News reported this on September 29.

"The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract worth $8 million to the defense company Anduril Industries to enhance the autonomy of two drones," the publication noted.

The exact number of devices that will be provided to the U.S. military is unknown. However, according to the report, the contract for the delivery of new versions of Ghost drones will be in effect for 12 months, and for Ghost-X, it will be 1.5 years.

It is noted that the plans include increasing the drone's battery life, improving the software, adding autonomous operation mode, and adapting the Ghost-X model for cargo transportation.

At present, the Ghost drones are used for reconnaissance and security purposes. They are equipped with cameras and can carry up to 9 kg of payload.

Anduril Industries did not specify the exact applications of the American drones by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.



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