Tag Archives: Unmanned Aerial Systems

Caltech Opens Autonomous Tech Research Hub

California Institute of Technology has opened a new facility to help further research efforts on drones, driverless cars, robotics and machine learning technologies. Caltech said Tuesday it established the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies to serve as a hub for university, industry and government researchers, such as NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory …

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Navy, SkySafe to Test Mobile Anti-Drone Platform

The U.S. Navy‘s Special Warfare Command has awarded SkySafe a $1.5 million contract to test the company’s counter-unmanned aerial systems platform, FCW reported Thursday. SkySafe CEO Grant Jordan told FCW that the company’s anti-UAS system is designed to support installation on vehicles and use early detection and radio signal jamming to protect …

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Northrop Showcases Multi-Mission Radar Platform at Army C-RAM Test Event

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a multi-mission sensor technology during a U.S. Army event for counter-rocket, artillery and mortar systems at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The company said Tuesday its Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar system helped operators detect and identify unmanned aerial systems as well as obtain situational awareness data in real time during the test event. HAMMR …

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Lockheed Integrates TrellisWare Embedded Software Into Quadrotor UAS

Lockheed Martin has integrated a TrellisWare Technologies-made software platform into a quadrotor unmanned aerial system designed for military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Indago 3 UAS is equipped with TrellisWare’s TW-600 Ocelot module as well as an updated propulsion technology, a military-grade data link, a mechanism for video dissemination and an extended-range radio system, …

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Kratos-Robonic Team Delivers Pneumatic Launchers to US Army

A team composed of Safran Electronics & Defense‘s Robonic subsidiary and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions have delivered two pneumatic launchers to the targets management office of the U.S. Army’s program executive office for simulation, training and instrumentation. Safran said Wednesday the military branch will use Kontio to deploy Firejet aerial targets from Kratos subsidiary Composite Engineering …

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Northrop Unveils North Dakota-Based Autonomous Tech Facility

Northrop Grumman has unveiled a new 36,000-square-foot facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota, that is built to foster the use of autonomous systems. The company said Friday the facility is located the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems Business and Aviation Park and focused on research and development, operations and mission analysis, aircraft maintenance, maintainer, …

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Harris, Esri Forge Imagery Analytics Partnership for Federal Clients; Stuart Blundell Comments

Harris and Esri have signed a five-year enterprise agreement with the goal to help federal agency programs gain access to commercial imagery from small satellites, open data sources and unmanned aerial system platforms. Both companies aim to create geospatial intelligence data production applications and tools for federal customers to analyze data and imagery, Esri said Thursday. …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Tests UAS Capture System Prototype Under DARPA Program

Aurora Flight Sciences has tested a technology demonstration platform designed to retrieve unmanned aerial systems as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. DARPA said Monday the SideArm prototype worked to capture a Lockheed Martin-built Fury UAS flying at full speed. “SideArm aims to replicate carriers’ capability to quickly and safely accelerate and …

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Lockheed Performs Collaborative Demo Between Optionally-Piloted Helicopters and Small UAS

Lockheed Martin has carried out an demonstration on optionally-piloted helicopters to evaluate small unmanned aerial systems’ capacities to collaborate on search-and-rescue, fire extinguishing and retrieval operations. The defense contractor said Tuesday the exercise involved Kaman K-Max optionally-piloted helicopters and Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft as well as Indago quadrotor and Desert Hawk 3.1 fixed-wing …

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AeroVironment to Update Netherlands’ Small UAS Data Link; Kirk Flittie Comments

AeroVironment has been awarded a $10.3 million contract by the Netherlands ministry of defense to provide small unmanned aircraft systems and digital data link upgrade services to the Dutch military. The company said Monday it will refresh the DDL system for the Dutch forces’ Raven B, Puma AE  and Wasp AE vehicles as well as ground control systems under …

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Textron’s Unmanned Systems Business Unveils Control & Collaboration Tech Product Line

Textron Systems‘ unmanned systems business unit has unveiled a new portfolio of multidomain control and collaboration technologies that work to help customers gain  situational awareness and share information. Textron said Monday the Synturian suite includes the Synturian Control technology the company designed to integrate with different platforms or vehicles as well as the Synturian Remote system equipped with mobile and …

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