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  • AeroVironment Delivers Maritime UAS to German Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment Delivers Maritime UAS to German Navy

    AeroVironment has delivered a NATO-compliant maritime unmanned aircraft system to Germany’s navy. The company said Monday the Puma UAS is designed to be used with existing naval vessels without the need for extensive modifications. The units are fitted with the Mantis i45 sensor and remote video terminals to provide surveillance capabilities. Germany will receive Pumas co-produced with […] More

  • AeroVironment Unveils Updated Puma Small UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment Unveils Updated Puma Small UAS

    AeroVironment has begun to offer the newest version of its Puma small unmanned aircraft system designed to operate in rugged environments. The company said Monday the Puma 3 UAS features an updated airframe that will support the use of the i45 electro-optical/infrared systems sensor suite with signals intelligence payloads. David Sharpin, vice president of AeroVironment’s […] More

  • CAE Extends UK Military Helicopter Aircrew Training Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CAE Extends UK Military Helicopter Aircrew Training Support

    CAE has received an eight-year contract modification from the U.K. ministry of defense to continue the provision of aircrew training services for the British air force at the company’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility. The modification extends a partnership between CAE and MOD that commenced in 1997 as part of a private finance initiative […] More

  • UK Invests $119M in CAE-Operated Helicopter Training Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK Invests $119M in CAE-Operated Helicopter Training Facility

    The U.K. defense ministry has invested $118.8 million in a helicopter simulation center to support the training of future U.K. navy and air force pilots. The British government said Tuesday the deal will maintain 70 jobs within the Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility at the RAF Benson air force station in South Oxfordshire, England. CAE […] More

  • AeroVironment Showcases Mantis i45 EO/IR Payload for UAS at Unmanned Tech Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment Showcases Mantis i45 EO/IR Payload for UAS at Unmanned Tech Conference

    AeroVironment will display its new electro-optical/infrared gimbal payload for small unmanned aircraft systems at the annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International XPONENTIAL conference Monday through Thursday in New Orleans. Mantis i45 is used on the Puma all-environment unmanned aerial vehicle for commercial and military applications and features a suite of sensors such as EO and IR imagers, dual-color cameras, an illuminator and an […] More

  • NASA Signs 1st Startup License Agreement With AirFlare for Health-Monitoring Headgear - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Signs 1st Startup License Agreement With AirFlare for Health-Monitoring Headgear

    NASA‘s Glenn Research Center has awarded its first commercial license to AirFlare under the space agency’s startup support initiative, allowing the company to sell a Glenn-patented health monitoring headgear. NASA said Tuesday Glenn originally developed the Portable Unit for Metabolic Analysis technology to track astronauts’ oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production rates during exercise. Under Startup NASA, Tennessee-based startup AirFlare will work to further […] More

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