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Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Alenia Aermacchi have completed a proposal to develop a new unmanned aerial system for European governments. The joint development teams submitted the definition phase proposal to the defense ministries of France, Germany and Italy, Airbus Group said Monday. “We have reached an important milestone for the development of a European MALE […] More
Forecast International expects unmanned aerial vehicles to become a $2.3 billion industry by 2023 despite a slowdown in production in the coming years, Military &  Aerospace Electronics reported Monday. John Keller writes the market analyst predicted the global market to more than double from $942 million this year amid the military's continued reliance on flying […] More
Sagetech Corp. has introduced a fresh kit for monitoring unmanned aerial systems using tablet computers. The ADS-B Tracker Kit is built with a micro transponder, Clarity ADS-B receiver and a zero-interface iPad,  Sagetech said Tuesday. Kelvin Scribner, Sagetech president, said the company intends for the product to assist in public safety missions for UAVs. Air […] More
Woolpert, a national geospatial, architecture and infrastructure firm, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have tested a commercial unmanned aerial system built for mapping applications during a joint test flight over the Wilmington Air Park in Ohio. The Woolpert-made Altavian Nova Block II UAS is equipped with a metric camera system and designed to support […] More
Northrop Grumman has offered the U.S. Air Force and Customs and Border Protection a new unmanned training aircraft under a structure that aims to help the government save $70 million in annual maintenance and procurement expenses, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Richard Whittle writes the company presented the SandShark at the international trade show of the […] More
Lockheed Martin has launched a new product suite designed to consolidate components used for rotorcraft development programs of U.S. Army and international defense forces. The mission equipment package is intended to help customers update military drones in line with the Joint Multi-Role/Future Vertical Lift program’s standards, Lockheed said Monday. Three company business units collaborated to […] More
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy launched an unmanned aircraft from a carrier for the first time Tuesday by catapulting a combat air system from the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B demonstrator aircraft flew for 65 minutes and returned to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Northrop said Tuesday. […] More
Iran unveiled a new gunship helicopter Wednesday that aviation experts view as a copy of older U.S. and British designs, Wired reports. David Axe writes the new helicopter also appears similar to older models from Russia, China and North Korea. According to Wired, the Toufan 2 attack helicopter is modeled off the U.S. AH-1, used during […] More
Michael Huerta, acting Federal Aviation Administration administrator, recently addressed attendees of a conference in Las Vegas on unmanned vehicle systems, reports W.J. Hennigan for the Los Angeles Times. This was the first time in its 39 year history that an FAA administrator addressed the audience. According to Hennigan, the trade show attracted 8,000 participants and 500 […] More
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and industry partners are working on an open architecture-based payload for drones.  The company said it teamed with British firms Selex Galileo and Cobham’s aviation services business to conduct live test flights of a MQ-9 Reaper, fitted with a Selex Galileo-made surveillance radar. Flights took place at GA-ASI's facilities in Palmdale, Calif. […] More
Chris Pehrson is director of strategic development for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The 24-year Air Force veteran is responsible for the company's acquisition strategies and for promoting the company’s unmanned aircraft, sensors and reconnaissance radar systems. Pehrson recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz, outlining how a successful acquisition process works and potential applications on the […] More
The Army will ask for permission to fly unmanned aircraft in civilian airspace near Army bases for training, according to a recent Army memo. As part of the process, the Army will apply for a certificate of authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate drones near Fort Stewart, Ga., AOL Defense reports. “The Army’s […] More
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