Tag Archives: Drone

Former CACI Exec Ryan Vervack Appointed CTO of DroneShield’s US Subsidiary

Ryan Vervack, former chief technology officer of CACI International‘s government services business, has been appointed to the same position at DroneShield‘s U.S.-based subsidiary. DroneShield said Monday his responsibilities will span across the unmanned aircraft technology firm’s engineering teams in Australia and the U.S. Peter James, chairman of DroneShield, said Vervack joins the company as it …

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Law Enforcement Agencies Aim to Locate Missing Persons With Special Needs Via Lockheed Indago UAS

Sheriff’s agencies in New Jersey and Virginia have begun to deploy a Lockheed Martin-built quadrotor unmanned aircraft system designed to facilitate search-and-rescue missions as part of a program that seeks to find missing individuals with special needs. Lockheed’s Indago small UAS is integrated with an electronic equipment from Project Lifesaver International …

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UAE Taps CAE for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training Support; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has received a potential five-year $40.9 million contract to provide remotely piloted aircraft training support services for United Arab Emirates’ air force and air defense personnel. The company said Monday its CAE Maritime Middle East subsidiary will act as the principal contractor and help the Middle Eastern country establish a training …

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Orbital Insight Raises $50M for Geospatial Analytics Platform

Geospatial analytics and software company Orbital Insight has secured $50 million in a Series C funding round led by investment firm Sequoia Capital. Orbital Insight said Tuesday the latest investment round brings the company’s total funds raised to $78.7 million and supports its plans to expand analytics technology offerings. The company also looks to broaden its global strategic partnerships and sales …

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Planck Aerosystems, Asymmetric Technologies to Develop Small UAS Platforms for CBP

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Planck Aerosystems and Asymmetric Technologies separate contracts worth up to $352,000 combined to develop small unmanned aerial systems and related platforms in support of the Customs and Border Protection’s operations. CBP said Thursday San Diego-based Planck Aerosystems will build a truck-based small aerial drone designed to …

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Mississippi State University-Led Partnership to Oversee DHS Drone Demo Facility

The Department of Homeland Security has chosen a Mississippi State University-led partnership to advance research and development work on small unmanned aerial systems. The Mississippi Partnership will also oversee a sUAS demonstration facility in the state for DHS’ science and technology directorate to support flight exercises and assessment of drones …

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