Tag Archives: Unmanned Aerial Systems

Boeing’s Insitu to Equip ScanEagle UAS with Maritime Surveillance Tech

Boeing subsidiary Insitu has partnered with Hood Technologies and Sentient to integrate maritime detection technology into Insitu-built small unmanned aerial systems such as the ScanEagle UAS. Insitu said Tuesday it aims to equip its ScanEagle with the Visual Detection and Ranging system that is designed to scan the ocean in a 180-degree arc around the front of a drone. The ViDAR software — developed by …

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Qualcomm Achieves FAA Authorization to Conduct UAS Test Flights

Qualcomm has been authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct unmanned aerial systems test flights at the company’s San Diego facility. The telecommunications conglomerate said April 7 it plans to test UAS autonomous operations and other tools that include a 4G/5G communication link intended to help protect other aircraft and people on the ground. Under this FAA …

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Michigan Tech Taps Woolpert for Road Project Drone Imagery Support

Michigan Tech Research Institute has contracted Woolpert to capture images of Midwest roads through unmanned aerial systems to support a road analysis project sponsored by the state transportation department’s office of the assistant secretary for research and technology. Woolpert said Tuesday the “Characterization of Unpaved Road Conditions Through the Use of Remote Sensing” project seeks to detect …

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LiveU, FlyMotion Create Drone System with Live Video Transmission

Live video services provider LiveU and drone technology company FlyMotion Unmanned Systems have collaborated to create a UAS that features live video transmission. The TRIDENT system works to capture and transmit live video via wireless networks to any location worldwide through LiveU’s cellular technology and FlyMotion’s FAA 333-approved drone technology, LiveU said Jan. 26. …

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Air Force Eyes Laser-Shooting Combat Aircraft By 2020; Gen. Hawk Carlisle Comments

The U.S. Air Force could start to use laser weapons in combat missions within five years, Ars Technica reported Friday. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle told the Air Force Association Air & Space Conference this week he believes directed-energy weapons pods could be installed in a fighter plane “very soon,“ Sean Gallagher reports. “That day is a lot …

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Legion Training, Roy Aircraft Pick ENSCO’s Avionics Display Toolkit for UAS Simulation Module

ENSCO will supply an application development toolkit for cockpit display systems to Legion Training and Simulation LLC and Roy Aircraft and Avionic Simulation Inc. The aircraft training firms will incorporate ENSCO’s IData graphical displays toolkit into a Virtual ENvironment Operations Module for unmanned aerial systems, ENSCO said Monday. The IData and VENOM …

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Lockheed Completes R&D Phase for Unmanned Quad-Rotor, Control Station; Kevin Westfall Comments

Lockheed Martin is moving into the operational phase of an unmanned aerial system the company is building after completing the program’s research and development stage. The company designed the Indago vertical take-off and landing quad-rotor for surveillance and emergency response operations, Lockheed said Tuesday. A handheld ground control station accompanying the …

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