Tag Archives: unmanned aerial vehicle

DoD Seeks Underwater-Launched UAV Platform

The Defense Department has started to accept solution briefs for an underwater-launched unmanned aerial vehicle with interface and control features similar to those of existing consumer drones. A solicitation notice posted on the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental’s website says that DoD seeks a platform that can process full-motion video and operate for more …

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DARPA to Hold Proposers Day on Nonsurgical Human-Machine Comms Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a Proposers Day on April 3 in Arlington, Virginia to discuss a program that seeks to develop human-machine communications technologies that will not require surgery. DARPA said Friday the Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology program, or N3, will explore noninvasive ways to connect able-bodied service members’ …

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Luxriot-Atlas Dynamics Team to Supply Drone-Based Services for Defense, Security and First Responder Markets

Atlas Dynamics and Luxriot have teamed up to create drone-based products and services for first-responders, defense and security markets. Atlas Dynamics said Monday it will combine its autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle expertise with the Luxriot Evo Video Management Software to develop technologies that can impact the aforementioned markets. Ainars Svirskis, business …

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Drone Delivery Canada to Expand Testing Program to UAS Site in New York

Drone Delivery Canada has announced its commercial unmanned aircraft system testing program is being expanded to cover the U.S., starting at the first quarter of 2018. The company said Monday the testing program will have activities that are to take place at the Griffiss International Airport’s Federal Aviation Administration-approved UAS test venue in …

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Boeing Develops Unmanned VTOL Aerial Platform to Test Autonomous Tech

Boeing has revealed a new electric unmanned aerial vehicle prototype developed to serve as a test bed for the company’s future autonomous and electric propulsion technologies. The company said Wednesday it designed the vertical-takeoff-and-landing, multi-copter UAV platform to accommodate logistics and cargo payload of up to 500 pounds. The 747-pound unmanned …

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Hensoldt Demos Counter-UAV Platform at Airbus Airfield in Germany

Germany-based sensor provider Hensoldt has tested its counter unmanned aerial vehicle system designed to defend airports and other infrastructure from potential threats. The company said Wednesday its Xpeller counter-UAV system was demonstrated at the Airbus airfield in Hamburg, Germany for spectators that included airport operators and representatives from armed forces, …

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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary Offers Remote Sensing Services, Tools to Aid Disaster Recovery Missions

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has offered its aerial remote sensing services professionals along with a suite of tools to aid disaster recovery and fire suppression missions in California, Oregon and Texas. Insitu said Tuesday the INEXA Solutions suite, which covered the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle as well as manned aircraft equipped with …

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SPH Engineering Debuts Centralized Drone Management System

SPH Engineering has unveiled a centralized drone management system that is designed to support law enforcement, firefighter, search-and-rescue and security service command centers in surveillance and first response missions. The Universal Ground Control Software aims to provide real-time in-field drone position mapping and live video streaming capability, SPH’s UgCS team said Thursday. …

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Gene Colabatistto: CAE to Serve as UAE’s Unmanned Aircraft Training Systems Integrator

CAE will assume the role of training systems integrator under a contract to deliver an unmanned aerial vehicle training system to the United Arab Emirates, Aviation Week reported Monday. Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, said the company will provide a UAV training center and perform program management, …

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AeroVironment to Expand BlackWing UAV Program Under Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded AeroVironment a potential $2.6 million contract to continue the production tube-launched unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment. AeroVironment  said Monday it will provide multiple Blackwing UAVs along with sensor payloads and refurbishment kits to the service branch. The company aims to deliver the initial batch of vehicles by May 2018 and complete …

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