Tag Archives: Airbus Group

Airbus-Naval Group Consortium Picked for French Unmanned Helicopter Demonstrator Program

A consortium of Airbus Group‘s helicopters business and French defense contractor Naval Group has received a contract from France’s defense procurement agency to help develop an unmanned helicopter demonstrator. Airbus said Thursday the team will conduct a study to determine potential technologies for the French military’s future Navy Airborne Drone System, …

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NASA’s Atmosphere Research Mission to Launch With Airbus-Built Commercial Satellite

NASA has announced an instrument the agency designed to study the region between earth’s atmosphere and space will fly as hosted payload onboard a commercial satellite. The agency said Wednesday its Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk mission will launch with a geostationary communications satellite that Airbus Group built for Luxembourg-based operator SES. …

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FEMA Plans Emergency Notification System Installation Contract Award to Airbus Unit

The Federal Emergency Management Agency intends to award a sole-source contract to a business unit of Airbus Group‘s defense and space segment to help install the FEMA’s emergency notification system. FEMA said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice it will ask Airbus DS Communications to supply dialogic cards and cables for the company-built VESTA Communicator platform. …

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LeoLabs Raises Funds for Space Debris & Satellite Tracking Service

LeoLabs has raised $4 million in a funding round to support an expansion of its cloud-based space debris and satellite tracking service. The investment round engaged global investors such as SRI International, Horizons Ventures and Airbus Group‘s early-stage investment arm Airbus Ventures, LeoLabs said Monday. LeoLabs will use the funds to expand its ground-based radar infrastructure and support …

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Tim Paynter Named Northrop Strategic Comms VP

Tim Paynter, director of communications at Northrop Grumman, has been selected to succeed the retiring Randy Belote as vice president of strategic communications. Paynter’s appointment will take effect Jan. 21 and he will report to Lisa Davis, corporate VP of communications, Northrop said Wednesday. Paynter will serve as the firm’s …

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Airbus Silicon Valley Outpost Taps MTSI Team for Self-Piloted Vehicle Flight Test Services

A team comprised of Modern Technology Solutions Inc. and nonprofit SOAR Oregon has received a contract from Airbus Group‘s A3 Silicon Valley outpost to provide flight test and range services for A3’s self-piloted flying vehicle platform. MTSI said Thursday it will lead the flight test of A3’s Vahana platform while SOAR Oregon will …

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DCNS, Airbus’ Helicopters Business to Design French Navy’s Aerial Drone

DCNS and Airbus Group‘s helicopter business unit have partnered to design a vertical take off and landing drone system for France’s navy. Airbus said Thursday DCNS will design and develop components for the ship-based operation and integration of the VSR700 drone such as payload specification and validation as well as mission data links. DCNS will …

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Airbus Subsidiary’s Imagery Streaming Tool Supports North Carolina Emergency Response Efforts

An Airbus subsidiary has been selected to provide its imagery streaming tool to North Carolina in support of the state’s emergency response efforts following Hurricane Matthew. The company said Wednesday its defense and space unit’s i-cubed subsidiary will also employ its Geospatial Appliance Targeted for Operational Response device to help deliver six-inch orthorectified images …

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Germany Eyes Lockheed Martin Military Transport Plane Purchase

Germany has announced plans to procure between four and six Lockheed Martin-built transport planes following delays in the delivery of the Airbus Group-built A400M military cargo aircraft, Marketwatch reported Tuesday. Robert Wall writes Ursula von der Leyern, Germany’s defense minister, has signed a declaration of intent to acquire the Lockheed C-130J transport planes under …

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Airbus Unveils Satellite Image Basemap; Bernhard Brenner Comments

Airbus‘ defense and space business segment has launched an online basemap that works to provide customers access to homogeneous imagery of the Earth’s landmasses. The One Atlas basemap is designed to facilitate data sharing across teams or partner organizations and help users plan, map and locate personnel, assets or areas of interest, Airbus said Thursday. …

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Reuters: Canada Evaluates Info From 5 Potential Fighter Aircraft Contractors

Marc Allen, president of Boeing’s international business, has said Canada is evaluating data from five potential contractors that could help replace the country’s fleet of CF-18 aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. Leah Schnurr writes Canada requested information such as aircraft features and economic factors from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Saab, Dassault Aviation and the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium comprised of BAE …

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Airbus to Erect Integrated Tech Center in Germany to Expand Satellite Integration Site

Airbus Group‘s defense and space business unit will invest approximately $48.2 million to build an integrated technology center in support of efforts to “future-proof” its Friedrichshafen site in Germany. Airbus said Thursday the center works to expand Hall 6 that currently serves as a satellite integration facility. “The investment in the new ITC building makes …

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CAE Delivers C-130 Flight Simulator to Indonesian Air Force; Peter Redman Comments

Indonesia’s air force has received a CAE-built C-130H full-mission simulator previously in-service with Australia’s air force as part of a government-to-government agreement signed years ago. CAE said Wednesday that Indonesia bought nine used C-130 Hercules transport planes along with the flight simulator and five of the airlifters were delivered by an Airbus Group subsidiary as the …

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