Tag Archives: Unmanned Aerial System

AirMap Integrates Wildfire Alert Service Into DJI Drone Geofencing System

AirMap and DJI have partnered to add real-time wildfire alerts to the latter company’s geofencing system for unmanned aerial vehicles in an effort to help operators avoid flying UAVs near wildfire-fighting locations, HSToday reported Wednesday. Amanda Vicinanzo writes AirMap works to gather wildfire information from the U.S. Interior Department and transmits the data to DJI’s Geospatial Environment Online …

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Army Rapid Equipping Force Orders CyPhy Works’ ‘PARC’ Tethered Drone

The U.S. Army‘s Rapid Equipping Force has placed an order to CyPhy Works for a Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications tethered unmanned aerial system designed to perform long-endurance flights. CyPhy Works said Monday the PARC’s Kevlar-strengthened microfilament tether acts as its power supply to support the drone in flights over hundreds of hours and facilitate communication and …

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Honeywell, IAI to Jointly Develop UAS Sense & Avoid System; Carey Smith Comments

Honeywell and Israel Aerospace Industries have forged a partnership to develop a sensor system for IAI’s Heron unmanned aircraft systems product line with funds from the Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation. The sense-and-avoid technology will utilize Honeywell’s software, algorithms, hardware and inputs from various sensors contained in a line-replaceable unit to help track …

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Boeing’s Insitu Lands ScanEagle Drone Support Task Order With Coast Guard; Ryan Hartman Comments

Boeing’s Insitu subsidiary has received a potential four-year, $12.3 million task order to provide support services for the ScanEagle unmanned aerial system to use onboard the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter ship. The Coast Guard awarded the task order under a Naval Air Systems Command multiple-award contract, Insitu said Monday. The contract has a base …

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FLIR Launches New Ground Surveillance Offerings; Kevin Tucker Comments

FLIR Systems has introduced two ground surveillance platforms the company designed to help military organizations secure borders and protect troops, United Press International reported Wednesday. Richard Tomkins writes the company unveiled its LTV-X light tactical vehicle and the Ranger R6SS portable radar at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference held in Florida. “Both products are designed …

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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary, PrecisionHawk Form Alliance to Aid Commercial Drone Customers

Insitu has formed a strategic alliance with PrecisionHawk in an effort to develop unmanned aircraft system services that work to help commercial enterprises meet safety requirements for unmanned flights. Boeing subsidiary Insitu said Wednesday the alliance will utilize the UAS research and testing capacity of the companies, which are both Federal Aviation Administration Pathfinder program participants. Ryan Hartman, Insitu president …

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Firstec, KJF Deliver Components to Northrop for South Korea’s Global Hawk

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has received component parts from Korea Jig and Fixture and Firstec for integration with South Korea’s RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system. Northrop said Thursday it received deliveries of KJF-built aerospace-grade machine parts after Firstec handed the wire harnesses designed to transmit electrical signals for the UAS early this …

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NASA to Put General Atomics Ikhana’s Detect-Avoid Tools to 4th Round of Flight Tests; Heather Maliska Comments

NASA plans to demonstrate detect-and-avoid platforms onboard a General Atomics-built Ikhana unmanned aerial system by end of April in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s efforts to develop policies on the integration of UAS with the national airspace system. The planned demonstration will run through June at the space agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California …

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Malaysia Picks Thales-Built UAS to Support Maritime Surveillance Missions

Thales has secured a contract from a Malaysian maritime agency to build fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems for Malaysia’s coastal surveillance program. The company said Friday it will deliver and deploy Fulmar drones on six New Generation Patrol Crafts in an effort to help the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency to conduct border surveillance, anti-smuggling, fisheries policing and counter-piracy operations. Fulmar …

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Drone Aviation Demos Tethered UAS in Nighttime Flight Test; Jay Nussbaum Comments

Drone Aviation has concluded a nighttime flight test of its commercial tethered unmanned aircraft system under approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. The company collaborated with The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech and Aviation Systems Engineering Company for the WATT-300 flight test, Drone Aviation said Wednesday. Jay Nussbaum, chairman of Drone Aviation, said the WATT-300 …

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