Tag Archives: Unmanned Aerial Systems

Airbus DS Receives EASA Approval for UAS Design & Development

Airbus‘ defense and space subsidiary has received the approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the design and development of potential civil-certified unmanned aircraft systems. The Design Organization Approval for UAS expands the company’s existing DOA for conventional manned aircraft in support of efforts to achieve civil type certification for Airbus DS aerial …

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Oceus Networks Unveils Mobile 4G LTE Products for Various Deployment Scenarios

Oceus Networks has launched three additions to its family of mobile 4G LTE products in efforts to support size, weight and power needs of different deployment scenarios. The Reston, Virginia-based mobile technology company said Wednesday its new Xiphos Micro, Xiphos Macro and Xiphos Mid platforms are designed to aid on-the-move teams, large deployments and both large and on-the-move deployments, …

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Lockheed, Warsaw University of Technology Partner to Demo UAV Optimization Tools

Lockheed Martin and Poland-based Warsaw University of Technology have jointly demonstrated unmanned aerial vehicle optimization technologies through aerial command and control of multiple UAVs. Lockheed said Friday the demonstration builds on a joint applied research effort between the company and the university that seeks to modernize various aircraft fleets as well as identify C2 …

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Textron’s Aerosonde Subsidiary Rebrands to Reflect Asia-Pacific Region Push

Textron‘s subsidiary called Aerosonde has adopted the new name of Textron Systems Australia in a push to reflect the business unit’s broader service offering and efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. The company said Thursday Textron Systems Australia will specialize in all aspects of unmanned aviation such as ground control technologies, training and simulation systems, logistical, engineering and support …

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Inmarsat’s Andy Start: Government Can Utilize Five A’s Approach for Cost-Capability Balance

Andy Start, president of Inmarsat‘s global government business unit, said the “five A’s” approach postulated by Gartner analysts Mark McDonald and Andy Rowsell-Jones can help the government balance operating capability and cost. Start wrote in a blog post published Thursday the “Augment, Apply, Accompany, Apply and Abstract” approach in the digital world …

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UAS Magazine: Intel Seeks Unmanned Market Expansion Through Drone Tech Development & Advisory Roles

Intel is continuing its push establish a presence in the unmanned aerial systems market through the development of obstacle avoidance technology and advisory roles of the company’s leaders in the UAS community, UAS Magazine reported Monday. Luke Geiver writes the company has integrated and tested its RealSense sensor package to measure its capacity to provide …

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UK Defense Ministry Launches $1B Military Tech Devt Initiative

The U.K.’s ministry of defense has unveiled a $1 billion initiative that seeks to encourage individuals and companies to develop technologies that can help British defense and security forces address mission challenges. MOD said Friday it will fully launch the Innovation Initiative in September with a prospectus, exhibits and a guide on how interested parties can apply for funds under …

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Amazon, UK Govt Partner to Explore Drone-Backed Package Deliveries; Paul Misener Comments

Amazon has partnered with the U.K. government to study the potential use of small unmanned aerial systems in package deliveries across the country with permission from a British Civil Aviation Authority-backed cross-government team. The shipping giant aims to explore beyond line of sight operations in rural and suburban areas, assess sensor performance …

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Composite Engineering Nabs Air Force UAS R&D Deal

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $40.8 million cost-share research-and-development contract to Composite Engineering Inc. to help the service branch develop an unmanned aerial system. The Defense Department said Friday CEI will design, build, assemble and test a technical baseline for a new long-range, high-speed UAS platform as well as identify key technology for future …

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AIAA, Drone World Expo to Launch UAS Tech Research Contest

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Drone World Expo organizers have jointly created a contest meant to foster research into unmanned aerial systems. The Innovative Drone Exploration and Application competition seeks to encourage  partnership between UAS end-user and aerospace communities as well as inform drone users of emerging concepts and technologies, AIAA said Thursday. “I look forward …

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VCU, Army Engineers Order SmartPlanes Fixed Wing UAS Through Canon East GSA Contract

Virginia Commonwealth University and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have placed orders for SmartPlanes‘ Freya fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system under a General Services Administration procurement contract. VCU and the Army Corps purchased the micro-class UAS through a GSA contract held by SmartPlanes distributor Canon East, SmartPlanes said Feb. 25. Freya’s payload bay is designed to hold at least …

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Navy Vet Andy Von Stauffenberg Opens Unmanned, Robotics Systems Integration Company

Andy Von Stauffenberg, a former U.S. Navy aviation electrician and Northrop Grumman engineer, has launched VStar Systems — a systems integration company that specializes in robotics and unmanned aerial systems for government and commercial clients. In a VStar press release posted Thursday, Stauffenberg said he established the company in 2015 to offer integration services …

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