List/Grid Tag Archives: Drone

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 »

Facebook to Buy Titan Aerospace to Provide Internet Connectivity Around the Globe

Facebook to Buy Titan Aerospace to Provide Internet Connectivity Around the Globe

Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to a TechCrunch article. Sarah Perez writes that Facebook would like to build 11,000 drones in order to… Read more »

General Atomics, GKN Extend Predator Fuel Tank Supply Deal

General Atomics, GKN Extend Predator Fuel Tank Supply Deal

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has awarded a $5 million subcontract to a GKN plc subsidiary for more fuel storage bladders on GA-ASI’s Predator unmanned aerial vehicles, iNVEZZ reported Wednesday. Branimir Kondov… Read more »

Raytheon’s UAV Control System Software to be Updated

Raytheon’s UAV Control System Software to be Updated

Raytheon‘s tactical control system was designed to operate drones in all branches of the U.S. military and the TCS is now receiving a software upgrade, according to a Military Aerospace… Read more »

NASA Flies Northrop Drone for Intl Environmental Research; Janis Pamiljans Comments

NASA Flies Northrop Drone for Intl Environmental Research; Janis Pamiljans Comments

A Northrop Grumman-made unmanned aerial vehicle has been used by NASA for a 21-hour mission to gather topographic and environmental data on Canada’s Arctic. NASA, Northrop and Canadian research organizations… Read more »

Navy Tests Northrop’s X-47B Drone On USS Theodore Roosevelt

Navy Tests Northrop’s X-47B Drone On USS Theodore Roosevelt

The U.S. Navy evaluated Northrop Grumman‘s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System during a series of flight and integration tests onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Two X-47Bs completed 21 touch-and-go landings and… Read more »

Charlie Wagner: Lockheed F-35 Jets Fire First Air-to-Air Missile, Laser-Guided Bomb in Separate Tests

Charlie Wagner: Lockheed F-35 Jets Fire First Air-to-Air Missile, Laser-Guided Bomb in Separate Tests

Two Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jets carried out the program’s first ever live-fire launches of an air-to-air missile and a laser-guided bomb this week during separate test exercises for the… Read more »

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