Tag Archives: Drones

Raytheon to Develop Battlefield Wi-Fi Hotspots

Raytheon's missile systems unit will develop high speed mobile wireless hot spots for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Nextgov reports. According to Bob Brewin’s story, the company will run the hot spots in a high-frequency band to deliver video and broadband data communications to infantry, platoons and companies with …

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SAIC Prototyping Undersea Drone for DARPA

  SAIC Inc. will enter phases two through four of a unmanned sea drone program for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. In phase one of DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel, the company proposed a trimaran platform based off of trade studies. During …

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Pentagon Seeking Drone Public Airspace Navigation System

The defense secretary’s office has issued a solicitation for a new system to navigate unmanned aerial vehicles through commercial airspace, Nextgov reports. Such a system would be designed to help prevent in-flight collisions or complications with man-controlled aircraft, according to the report. Proposals are due Aug. 31 and presentations will …

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Report: AF Aiming For Insect Drones In 2015

Five years ago, the U.S Air Force unveiled insect-sized drones for both reconnaissance and lethal uses and subsequently stated that they would be ready by 2015, according to the Daily Mail. The drones use the mechanics of insects and are reverse-engineered to resemble either a bug or bird. According to …

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Boeing, Public File Responses To FAA Drone Test Site Question

The Federal Aviation Administration solicited public input to choose six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems until May 8. The FAA is mandated to establish the test sites in order to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace by 2015 under the National Defense Authorization Act and the 2012 FAA re-authorization …

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