Tag Archives: Drone

General Atomics Enters Partnership for Potential RPA Integration in Japan Airspace

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has partnered with a consortium of government, academic and commercial organizations to pursue operational approval in Japan for a medium-altitude long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft to fly in the country’s non-segregated civil airspace. The company said Thursday it aims to secure the first civil MALE RPA clearance in Japan as well as explore …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests AR1, RS-25 Engines at NASA Stennis Space Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted a series of tests on its AR1 liquid oxygen/kerosene-based propulsion system and RS-25 liquid propellant engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. AR1 recorded the highest chamber pressure of any U.S. developed main combustion system during firing tests that evaluated the performance and design parameters of the engine’s injector, …

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Lockheed Unveils New Colorado Site for Autonomous Systems Business

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new location for its autonomous systems business unit to support the development of autonomous technologies for military customers, Denver Business Journal reported Wednesday. Greg Avery writes the new industrial space in Littleton, Colorado, can accommodate more than 100 employees and will support projects related to self-driving ground …

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Visiongain Report: Global Military Drone Market’s 2016 Revenue Hit $7.4B

A Visiongain report has estimated worldwide revenue for military unmanned aerial vehicles reached $7.4 billion last year. The company’s Military UAV Market Report 2016-2026 report  also covers analyses and forecasts on high-altitude long endurance UAVs, medium-altitude long-endurance drones and three other military UAV submarkets over the next 10 years in eight countries that include the …

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AUDS Team’s Counter-UAV System Obtains Tech Readiness Level 9 Status

A counter-unmanned aerial vehicle defense system from a team of three U.K.-based technology companies has achieved technology readiness level 9 status after the platform’s deployment with U.S. forces. The AUDS was built by Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems and designed to detect, track and disrupt drones six miles away within …

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DJI, Seagate Partner to Help Address UAV Data Demand

DJI and Seagate have partnered to develop technologies for unmanned aerial vehicle operators to store, download, manage and share large amounts of data from UAV missions. Both companies aim to help address the data requirements of UAV users as drone camera systems gain resolution and flight times increase, Seagate said Wednesday. Michael Perry, director of strategic …

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Air Force, Rolls-Royce Unveil Global Hawk Engine Maintenance Depot in Oklahoma; Phil Burkholder Comments

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Rolls-Royce to unveil a 14,500-square-foot facility at Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex on Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma designed to accommodate repair, maintenance and overhaul work on the F-137 engine. F-137 is an 8,000-pound Rolls-Royce-made turbofan engine that works to power the Northrop Grumman-built …

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General Atomics ‘Type-Certifiable’ Predator B Completes Maiden Test Flight; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has completed the first test flight of the type-certifiable variant of the company’s Predator B remotely piloted aircraft during a demonstration held in California. The maiden flight of the type-certifiable Predator B drone occurred Nov. 17 at General Atomics’ Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, the company …

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Echodyne Tests Detect and Avoid Radar on Commercial Drone; Eben Frankenburg Comments

Echodyne has completed an airborne test of a detect-and-avoid radar technology mounted on a commercial small unmanned aerial vehicle. The company said Nov. 8 its radar is designed to help UAVs sense moving and stationary obstacles with radar vision when drones fly through the airspace beyond the operator’s line of sight. The tests were conducted using …

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AeroVironment Unveils Integrated Drone & Data Analytics Platform

AeroVironment has unveiled an integrated commercial information system comprised of a drone and a cloud-based data analytics platform that will work to generate actionable intelligence in real time. The Quantix drone is designed to combine vertical liftoff and horizontal flight functions as well as “land now” and “return home” command safety features, AeroVironment company said Tuesday. AeroVironment added its …

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