Tag Archives: Unmanned Aerial System

Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson Meets UAS Payload Design Challenge Finalists in UAE

Marillyn Hewson, president, CEO and chairperson of Lockheed Martin, has convened the student finalists of an unmanned aerial system payload design challenge held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The company said Friday the year-long program conducted in partnership with Mubadala Investment seeks to engage UAE-based university students to generate ideas in …

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Kratos to Deliver UAS and Supplementary Systems for National Security Customers

Kratos has received contracts totaling to $14.5 million in value to deliver eight jet-powered unmanned aerial systems, as well as supplementary communications and ground control systems to customers involved with national security. The company said Tuesday it will perform work at its secure production facilities. Kratos President and CEO Eric DeMarco expressed …

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FLIR to Supply Mini Aerial Reconnaissance Systems to Australian Army

FLIR Systems has received a $6.8 million order to manufacture pocket-sized unmanned aerial vehicles in support of the Australian army’s surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The military branch ordered Flir’s Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems for full operational deployment at the platoon and troop levels, FLIR said Tuesday. The company previously supplied Black Hornet …

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DARPA Seeks Info on Sensing, Neutralization Tech Platforms Against Small Drones

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to provide information on novel technology platforms designed to counter small unmanned aerial systems. A request for information posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps says DARPA is interested in modular and scalable platforms that work to identify and target small drones and could complement …

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Lockheed to Pair Indago Quadrotor With MyDefence Counter-UAS Platform

Lockheed Martin and MyDefence Communication have agreed pair a quadrotor unmanned aerial system with a counter-UAS platform under a collaborative development agreement between the two companies. Both companies aim to offer rapid response aerial surveillance services through the combination of Indago and KNOX platforms, MyDefence Communication said. The resulting technology will look to help …

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Battelle-Dedrone Partnership Aims to Combine UAS Detection and Defeat Platforms

Battelle and Dedrone have agreed to explore methods for the development of an airspace security platform that will combine unmanned aerial system detection and defeat technologies. The non-binding, non-exclusive partnership aims to build an integrated technology offering that will work to help protect sensitive infrastructure in the U.S. from drone threats, Battelle …

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Lockheed, Canadian Firm Deploy Indago 2 UAS for Asset Inspection

Lockheed Martin and its partner Canadian UAVs have jointly demonstrated the capacity of a Lockheed-built quadrotor unmanned aerial system to examine pipeline and well assets as part of a beyond-visual-line-of-sight test flight. The team examined pipelines and wellheads at the Foremost Testing Range in Alberta, Canada, using an Indago 2 drone, Lockheed said Wednesday. The Indago 2 unit used in the …

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Lockheed Showcases Autonomous Tech for Military & Commercial Customers

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a range of autonomous and unmanned technologies for reporters at the company’s Grand Prairie, Texas-based Missiles and Fire Control facility. The technologies include the Indago quadrotor unmanned aerial system, LM XE small UAS; Hydra Fusion Tools three-dimensional reconstruction software, Squad Mission Support System autonomous vehicle and Site Shuttle transport system, Lockheed …

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Lockheed Demos ‘Fury’ UAS in Long-Range Endurance Test Missions

Lockheed Martin has conducted long-range endurance tests on a company-built tactical group 3 unmanned aerial system ahead of low-rate production of the drone. The company said Wednesday its Fury UAS has recorded a flight endurance time of 12 hours while the vehicle operated nearly 100 pounds of payload such as electro-optical/infrared surveillance and multiple signals intelligence systems, …

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Logos Tests Wide-Area Motion Imagery Tech Aboard Insitu-Built Small UAS

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary and Logos Technologies have conducted an initial flight test of a small tactical unmanned aircraft system equipped with a wide-area motion imagery technology Logos said Wednesday its Redkite sensor was tested aboard an Integrator UAS in Boardman, Oregon, and the demonstration marked the first WAMI integration into a drone’s internal payload bay. Redkite is designed to help …

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