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    Army Deploys Multi-Pack Launcher for AeroVironment ‘Switchblade’ Missiles

    The U.S. Army has fielded a six-tube launcher that can fire AeroVironment-built missiles during forward-operating base defense missions, National Defense reported Tuesday. Brett Hush, vice president of tactical missile systems at AeroVironment, said that special operations forces as well as the Army and Marine Corps have been using the small weapons for over seven years.

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    AeroVironment to Expand BlackWing UAV Program Under Navy Contract

    The U.S. Navy has awarded AeroVironment a potential $2.6 million contract to continue the production tube-launched unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment. AeroVironment  said Monday it will provide multiple Blackwing UAVs along with sensor payloads and refurbishment kits to the service branch. The company aims to deliver the initial batch of vehicles by May 2018 and complete all deliveries by November next year. […] More

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    Hydroid Demos New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

    Kongsberg Gruppen‘s Hydroid subsidiary has demonstrated the capacity of an unmanned underwater vehicle to collect signals intelligence and launch an unmanned aerial vehicle during an in-water exercise. REMUS 600 UUV conducted a threat mission scenario at the U.S. Navy‘s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise that took place in Newport, Rhode Island last month, Hydroid said Tuesday. The platform was equipped with […] More

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    General Dynamics Demos C4 Capacities With Airborne, Underwater Assets

    General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat and mission systems businesses have showcased multiple mission command, control and communication capacities that connected a simulated submarine combat control center with unmanned underwater and aerial vehicles. General Dynamics said Tuesday it linked Bluefin Robotics-built UUVs and AeroVironment‘s Blackwing UAV to the AN/BYG-1 submarine control facility during the 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise that took […] More

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    AeroVironment Releases Remote Launch System for Blackwing UAS, Switchblade Missiles

    AeroVironment has released a new launch system that will work to allow remote deployments of the company’s Switchblade Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System and Blackwing tube-launched unmanned aircraft system. The company said Tuesday the Multi-Pack Launcher supports integration at forward operating bases and tactical ground vehicles to help provide incoming fire and force protection and on-the-go intelligence, surveillance and […] More

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    General Dynamics Demos Bluefin-21, Bluefin SandShark Underwater Drones at Navy Tech Exercise

    General Dynamics' mission systems business unit demonstrated its autonomous underwater vehicles at the U.S. Navy's Annual Naval Technology Exercises held in August at the service branch's Narragansett Bay test facility in Newport, Rhode Island. The company said Friday a Bluefin-21 AUV deployed two Bluefin SandShark micro-AUVs to perform target imagery transmission and data collection simulations in one […] More

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    Navy Tests AeroVironment Blackwing UAV’s Cross-Domain Data Relay Function

    The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the communication, control and command functions of a small AeroVironment-built unmanned aircraft vehicle at the service branch’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise. AeroVironment said Wednesday its Blackwing UAV worked to connect with a swarm of unmanned undersea vehicles and communicated with a manned submarine’s combat control system during the ANTX event. The drone used a government-owned digital data link to transfer […] More

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    Navy to Launch AeroVironment UAS for Anti-Access, Aerial Denial Environments

    The U.S. Navy has selected an AeroVironment-built unmanned aircraft system for deployment from submarines to operate in anti-access and aerial denial environments. AeroVironment built Blackwing for a joint capability technology demonstration sponsored by the Navy and U.S. Special Operations Command known as Advanced Weapons Enhanced by Submarine UAS against Mobile targets, AeroVironment said Monday. Kirk Flittie, vice president and general manager for AeroVironment’s […] More

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