List/Grid Tag Archives: Drone

Boeing-Built Unmanned Aircraft Set for Flight in 2017; John Launchbury, Lee Pike Comment

Boeing-Built Unmanned Aircraft Set for Flight in 2017; John Launchbury, Lee Pike Comment

Defense industry programmers are working to rewrite software on a Boeing-built unmanned aircraft prior to the drone’s flight in 2017 in order to protect the system from hacking, Nextgov reported… Read more »

Edward Sayadian: Exelis, NASA Working on System That Tracks Drones Beyond Line of Sight

Edward Sayadian: Exelis, NASA Working on System That Tracks Drones Beyond Line of Sight

Exelis will soon release a surveillance system that works to track drones flying at low altitudes beyond the line of sight to perform tasks such as land surveys and delivery of… Read more »

US Manufacturers Eye Middle East for Drone Export Sales

US Manufacturers Eye Middle East for Drone Export Sales

Industry executives said they expect drone sales orders from Middle East nations to increase after the State Department loosened export rules for unmanned aerial vehicles, Reuters reported Tuesday. “With this… Read more »

Northrop’s Global Hawk UAS on Display at Australian Air Show; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop’s Global Hawk UAS on Display at Australian Air Show; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop Grumman is showcasing the U.S. Air Force‘s RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 at the Avalon Air Show in Australia, where it arrived following a 3,500-mile flight from Guam, Defense News reported Saturday. Aaron… Read more »

Mary Petryszyn: Northrop Begins Global Hawk Production for South Korea

Mary Petryszyn: Northrop Begins Global Hawk Production for South Korea

Northrop Grumman will work with the U.S. Air Force and start production four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems under a foreign military sale contract with the South Korean air force. “[It is] the first… Read more »

BAE to Build UAS Sensor for Navy Antisubmarine Warfare Program

BAE to Build UAS Sensor for Navy Antisubmarine Warfare Program

BAE Systems is developing a sensor payload for unmanned aircraft systems that will help the U.S. Navy‘s Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon jet detect enemy submarines by monitoring disturbances in the magnetic field, Intelligent Aerospace reported Monday. John… Read more »

Exelis Receives 3rd Order for GA-ASI Drone Carriage and Release Systems; Pete Martin Comments

Exelis Receives 3rd Order for GA-ASI Drone Carriage and Release Systems; Pete Martin Comments

Exelis will continue to manufacture pneumatic carriage and release systems for the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle under a $27 million contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. The follow-on contract… Read more »

Jay McConville: Lockheed Sets Sights on Civil, Commercial UAV Market

Jay McConville: Lockheed Sets Sights on Civil, Commercial UAV Market

Jay McConville, director of business development for unmanned solutions at Lockheed Martin, said the contractor is studying several avenues toward marketing its small unmanned aerial vehicles to civil and commercial clients, the… Read more »

Shane Imwalle: Woolpert Eyes Drone Survey Expansion Beyond Ohio

Shane Imwalle: Woolpert Eyes Drone Survey Expansion Beyond Ohio

Shane Imwalle, a senior vice president at Woolpert, sees further opportunities for the company in unmanned aircraft systems after the Federal Aviation Administration certified Woolpert to fly drones on surveying missions in Ohio,… Read more »

Ken Torok: Boeing’s Reusable Space Drone Program Achieves 1,367 Days in Orbit

Ken Torok: Boeing’s Reusable Space Drone Program Achieves 1,367 Days in Orbit

Boeing‘s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California late last week after spending 674 days in orbit and completing its third test mission for the U.S. Air… Read more »

Nexa Capital Partners Seeks $2B for Drone Application Fund; Jim Hughey Comments

Nexa Capital Partners Seeks $2B for Drone Application Fund; Jim Hughey Comments

Investment banking firm Nexa Capital Partners has started a fund that intends to raise $2.2 billion from the aerospace industry to support development of new drone applications, the Washington Business… Read more »

Army Certifies Soldiers to Use Raytheon Blimp Radar for Missile Defense; Dave Gulla Comments

Army Certifies Soldiers to Use Raytheon Blimp Radar for Missile Defense; Dave Gulla Comments

The U.S. Army has certified soldiers to operate the Raytheon-built JLENS radar blimp in their mission to defend the Washington metropolitan region against missile and unmanned aerial vehicle threats. Raytheon also trained… Read more »

Andrew Tyler: Northrop in Talks With Potential Global Hawk Buyers in Europe

Andrew Tyler: Northrop in Talks With Potential Global Hawk Buyers in Europe

Andrew Tyler, CEO of Northrop Grumman‘s businesses in the U.K. and Europe, said that three European nations are interested in buying Global Hawk surveillance drones from the company, Reuters reported… Read more »

Lockheed Picks North Atlantic Industries to Build VTOL Drone Navigation Tech; Kevin Renshaw Comments

Lockheed Picks North Atlantic Industries to Build VTOL Drone Navigation Tech; Kevin Renshaw Comments

A Lockheed Martin subsidiary has chosen North Atlantic Industries to produce flight control equipment for a vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned aerial system. NAI will manufacture a navigation technology for the Aerial Reconfigurable… Read more »

Switzerland Picks Elbit UAS for Reconnaissance Program

Switzerland Picks Elbit UAS for Reconnaissance Program

Elbit Systems has been chosen by Switzerland’s defense agency to provide the country’s military with an unmanned aerial system that is built to support reconnaissance operations. Switzerland department of defense,… Read more »

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