Tag Archives: SUAS

Northrop, Raytheon BBN Secure DARPA Contracts to Develop ‘Swarm’ Unmanned Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to separate teams led by Northrop Grumman and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary to develop unmanned aerial and ground vehicle technologies. DARPA said Thursday the two industry teams will perform work under the first phase of the OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program that aims to deploy swarms of …

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NASA’s SBIR-Funded Vanilla Aircraft & Black Swift Drones Now Operational

NASA has confirmed the operational status of two unmanned aircraft systems that Vanilla Aircraft and Black Swift Technologies separately developed through the space agency’s Small Business Innovative Research program. NASA said Tuesday Vanilla Aircraft’s VA001 and Black Swift’s S2 small UAS are both designed to support scientific investigations. VA001 works to operate in austere conditions with temperatures as low …

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AeroVironment to Provide sUAS, Support for Australian Forces

AeroVironment has secured a potential 10-year, $36.5 million contract from Australia’s defense department to deliver small unmanned aircraft systems as well as training and logistics support. The company said Thursday it will integrate Australian content into the WASP AE UAS to meet the country’s military and industry needs. AeroVironment will work with XTEK, General Dynamics‘ …

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