Tag Archives: Unmanned Aerial System

Northrop Subsidiary to Distribute AirRobot-Built UAS in US Market; Walt Werner Comments

Northrop Grumman subsidiary Remotec has agreed to resell German company AirRobot‘s line of small unmanned aerial systems to first responder and law enforcement clients in the U.S. Remotec will also combine its technology with AirRobot aerial systems to produce a new range of product offerings, Northrop said Tuesday. Walt Werner, director of Remotec, said the distribution arrangement with AirRobot US …

Read More »

Ray Duquette: USA to Develop Simulation, Training System for NASC’s UAVs

CAE has been selected to provide a simulation and training system for NAVMAR Applied Sciences’ unmanned aerial vehicles, Intelligence Aerospace reported Wednesday. Courtney Howard writes CAE will develop courseware, ground control station and simulator and training services for NASC’s TigerShark XP drones. “We are delighted that NASC has selected CAE …

Read More »

Visiongain Report: Top UAV Makers Eye Specialties to Diffuse Competition

Business information provider Visiongain has unveiled its list of top 20 unmanned aerial vehicles and systems manufacturers in the world. The report predicts the specialties companies will choose in the field and how new players will try to stake a claim on a market that could undergo key structural changes amid an emergent commercial UAVs segment, Visiongain said …

Read More »

Thomas Bussing: Raytheon AI3 Missile Built to Complement Army Ground Weapon System

Raytheon and the U.S. Army have demonstrated the features of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile during a Black Dart military exercise, where the missile intercepted an unmanned aerial system and a cruise missile. The company said Thursday the AI3 missile features a “semi-active” seeker and radar system to detect targets and will be used to support the Army’s …

Read More »

Ryan Hartman: Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary Adding Weight for ‘Integrator’ UAS Variant

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary is building a heavier variant of its Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle platform to accommodate additional payloads and capabilities, Defense News reported Saturday. Aaron Mehta writes the variant will be at 165 pounds, compared to the current 135 pounds of the Marine Corps‘ Integrator-based RQ-21A Blackjack. “One of the things we know for a fact …

Read More »

Lockheed Integrates New Ground Control Tech With Unmanned Aerial System; Jay McConville Comments

Lockheed Martin has integrated its Expeditionary Ground Control Station technology with the Fury unmanned aerial system to support communications, processing, payload tasking and other ground control operations. “[We] needed a ground control hardware implementation that was rugged, light-weight, and incredibly powerful,” Jay McConville, director of business development for Lockheed Martin’s Fury UAS, said Tuesday. The …

Read More »

Lockheed, Neya Systems to Integrate C2 Tech for Cargo-Delivery Drones; Jeffrey Poulin Comments

Lockheed Martin will partner with Neya Systems to integrate a mission planning and management system with a military unmanned aerial vehicle that carries out casualty evacuation and cargo resupply missions in Afghanistan. Neya Systems said Monday the companies will install VERTI on the K-MAX delivery drone as part of a Phase III Small Business Innovation …

Read More »

Lockheed Builds Anti-UAS Laser Weapon

Lockheed Martin has created a laser weapon system with the intent to defend against adversarial close-range rockets and unmanned aerial systems, Defense Update reports. Tamir Eshel writes the Area Defense Anti-Munitions system has a 3.1-mile tracking range, contains a 10-kilowatt fiber-laser and uses an external radar cue when targeting UAS. The …

Read More »

UAS Trade Group Makes Code Of Conduct

A trade association representing many unmanned vehicle systems manufacturers has unveiled a code of conduct for operating UAS. In a July 2 notice, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said the code will serve as a checklist for both manufacturers and operators of UAS. Members and anyone that designs, …

Read More »

L-3 To Develop, Prototype For Navy Landing Systems And UAS

L-3 Communications‘ services unit will provide the Navy with engineering support for military landing systems and combat unmanned aerial system programs, the Defense Department announced Friday. $12.49 million The company won a $14.49 million contract to provide the branch with technical assistance, software development, prototyping, integration and maintenance for joint precision …

Read More »