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  • Robotic Research Awarded SBIR Phase 2 Contract to Develop, Test Hybrid Unmanned System for DTRA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Robotic Research Awarded SBIR Phase 2 Contract to Develop, Test Hybrid Unmanned System for DTRA

    Robotic Research has received a two-year contract to further develop its transforming robot system for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency under the Small Business Innovation Research program. The company said Wednesday it will update the computing and sensing systems, airframe and battery of the Pegasus Mini hybrid unmanned system as part of its SBIR Phase […] More

  • Polaris-ARA-Neya Team Unveils Unmanned Transport Vehicle at AUVSI Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Polaris-ARA-Neya Team Unveils Unmanned Transport Vehicle at AUVSI Conference

    Polaris has launched at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference an unmanned ground vehicle the company and its partners proposed for the U.S. Army's Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport program, Defense News reported Wednesday. Polaris partnered with Applied Research Associates and Neya Systems in September 2017 to offer the MRZR X unmanned vehicle for […] More

  • Northrop-Sponsored Competitions Demo Robotic Air, Ground & Sea Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop-Sponsored Competitions Demo Robotic Air, Ground & Sea Systems

    Northrop Grumman has sponsored a series of competitions that showcased multiple robotic air, ground, boat and submarine platforms developed by student teams worldwide. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation administered the RoboNation competitions across the U.S. to offer participants an opportunity to demonstrate unmanned and autonomous systems that have been programmed to complete obstacle courses, […] More

  • Leidos VP Nevin Carr Joins AUVSI Board; Roger Krone Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos VP Nevin Carr Joins AUVSI Board; Roger Krone Comments

    Nevin Carr, a vice president and U.S. Navy strategic account executive at Leidos, has been named to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's board of directors. AUVSI is a nonprofit organization consists of 7,500 members from over 60 countries and works to promote the development of unmanned platforms and robotics systems, Leidos said Thursday. “Nevin’s proven […] More

  • Airbus Establishes Aerial Imagery Business for Commercial, Govt Customers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Establishes Aerial Imagery Business for Commercial, Govt Customers

    Airbus has formed a new subsidiary that aims to offer aerial imagery services across the energy, agriculture, insurance and state and local government sectors. Airbus Aerial has main offices in the U.S. and Europe and seeks to use aerospace and software platforms in efforts to help customers obtain and analyze data from unmanned aerial vehicles, high-altitude aircraft and satellites, the company […] More

  • National Advanced Mobility Consortium Elects New Board Members & Director of Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    National Advanced Mobility Consortium Elects New Board Members & Director of Operations

    The National Advanced Mobility Consortium has elected three new members to the nonprofit organization’s board of directors. NAMC said Tuesday Christopher Rohe will serve as president of the board of directors, while Michael Ladika and Gerald Lane have been appointed respectively as vice president and treasurer of the manned and unmanned ground vehicle-focused consortium. Rohe serves as senior […] More

  • Air Force Eyes Auto Takeoff, Landing Platform for General Atomics Reaper UAV; Chris Pehrson, Travis Burdine Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Eyes Auto Takeoff, Landing Platform for General Atomics Reaper UAV; Chris Pehrson, Travis Burdine Comment

    The U.S. Air Force plans to integrate a system with the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle that will work to help the UAV perform take off and land automatically, Flightglobal reported Wednesday. Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics' aeronautical systems business, told Flightglobal reporter James Drew that the auto takeoff and landing platform […] More

  • AUVSI Adds Woolpert SVP Jeff Lovin to Board of Directors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AUVSI Adds Woolpert SVP Jeff Lovin to Board of Directors

    Jeff Lovin, a nearly 30-year veteran of Woolpert and currently senior vice president and director of the company’s government solutions business, has joined the board of directors of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. He will serve a three-year term in the association that works to promote and supports the interests of the unmanned systems and robotics […] More

  • AeroVironment Showcases Mantis i45 EO/IR Payload for UAS at Unmanned Tech Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment Showcases Mantis i45 EO/IR Payload for UAS at Unmanned Tech Conference

    AeroVironment will display its new electro-optical/infrared gimbal payload for small unmanned aircraft systems at the annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International XPONENTIAL conference Monday through Thursday in New Orleans. Mantis i45 is used on the Puma all-environment unmanned aerial vehicle for commercial and military applications and features a suite of sensors such as EO and IR imagers, dual-color cameras, an illuminator and an […] More

  • Oshkosh Subsidiary to Display Unmanned Ground Vehicle Tech at XPONENTIAL Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Oshkosh Subsidiary to Display Unmanned Ground Vehicle Tech at XPONENTIAL Conference

    An Oshkosh Corp. business unit will demonstrate its unmanned ground vehicle technology at the annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International XPONENTIAL conference Monday through Thursday in New Orleans. Oshkosh Defense will exhibit an MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle equipped with a TerraMax UGV that works to facilitate force protection and force multiplier features in the battlefields, the company said Monday. John Beck, Oshkosh chief unmanned […] More

  • Monday Moves - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Monday Moves

    This week,  L-3 Communications tapped Vice Adm. William Sullivan to lead Maritime Programs. Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company, named William Maggs chief technology officer. IAP Worldwide Services named Robert L. Phillips to the position of president, effective Aug. 25, 2010. DynCorp International Chief Executive Officer and President Bill Ballhaus announced his resignation. Northrop Grumman’s […] More

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