Tag Archives: Drone

Amazon, UK Govt Partner to Explore Drone-Backed Package Deliveries; Paul Misener Comments

Amazon has partnered with the U.K. government to study the potential use of small unmanned aerial systems in package deliveries across the country with permission from a British Civil Aviation Authority-backed cross-government team. The shipping giant aims to explore beyond line of sight operations in rural and suburban areas, assess sensor performance …

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Army Rapid Equipping Force Orders CyPhy Works’ ‘PARC’ Tethered Drone

The U.S. Army‘s Rapid Equipping Force has placed an order to CyPhy Works for a Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications tethered unmanned aerial system designed to perform long-endurance flights. CyPhy Works said Monday the PARC’s Kevlar-strengthened microfilament tether acts as its power supply to support the drone in flights over hundreds of hours and facilitate communication and …

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General Atomics Inks Deal With NLR to Fly UAS in Non-Segregated European Airspace; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics has signed an agreement with the NLR-Netherlands Aerospace Centre to facilitate the operation of remotely piloted aircraft in non-segregated airspace in Europe. Linden Blue, CEO of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems business, said in a statement released Tuesday the company will leverage NLR’s air traffic control simulation and modeling capabilities …

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Raytheon to Integrate Radar Detection Tool With General Atomics Predator B; Linden Blue Comments

Raytheon will integrate its radar detection platform with the General Atomics-built Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Advanced Radar Detection System designed by Raytheon Deutschland GmbH is designed to perform land- and maritime-based electronic intelligence operations as well as detect radiofrequency emitters, General Atomics said Thursday. “Adding an ELINT role to Predator B by integrating …

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Boeing’s Insitu Lands ScanEagle Drone Support Task Order With Coast Guard; Ryan Hartman Comments

Boeing’s Insitu subsidiary has received a potential four-year, $12.3 million task order to provide support services for the ScanEagle unmanned aerial system to use onboard the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter ship. The Coast Guard awarded the task order under a Naval Air Systems Command multiple-award contract, Insitu said Monday. The contract has a base …

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AIAA, Drone World Expo to Launch UAS Tech Research Contest

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Drone World Expo organizers have jointly created a contest meant to foster research into unmanned aerial systems. The Innovative Drone Exploration and Application competition seeks to encourage  partnership between UAS end-user and aerospace communities as well as inform drone users of emerging concepts and technologies, AIAA said Thursday. “I look forward …

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DARPA Picks 8 Firms to Support Phase 2 of UAS Collaborative Autonomy R&D Project

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have received contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform system integration work for the second phase of the Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment program. The CODE program aims to develop collaborative autonomy algorithms and open software architectures designed to help a single commander stimulate unmanned aircraft …

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General Atomics Conducts 37-Hour Flight Test on Predator B Big-Wing UAV

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business flew its Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Big Wing unmanned aerial vehicle for 37 hours non-stop as part of a follow-on endurance flight test program. The test simulated an operational mission to check the modified UAV’s flight time and its launch, operational altitude climb, loiter and reconnaissance maneuvering functions, General …

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Drone USA to Get Exclusive Rights to BRVANT UAVs Through JV Agreement; Michael Bannon Comments

New York-based Drone USA will get exclusive rights to BRVANT Technologic Solutions’ unmanned aerial vehicle platforms, intellectual property and research and development programs under a joint venture agreement with the Brazil-based maker of UAVs and unmanned ground vehicle systems. BRVANT CEO Rodrigo Kuntz will also serve as chief technology officer at …

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Boeing’s Insitu to Produce 5th Batch of Navy Blackjack UAS Under $72M Deal

Boeing subsidiary Insitu has received a $71.6 million contract to manufacture a fifth batch of RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Insitu will produce six Blackjack air vehicles, ground control stations, launch-and-recovery systems and shipboard equipment kits under the low-rate initial production contract. Insitu will conduct the …

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