Tag Archives: unmanned aerial vehicle

Army to Test Apache Manned-Unmanned Teaming System

The U.S. Army plans to implement a new technology designed to help the service branch’s AH-64 Apache helicopter operators communicate with up to two unmanned aerial vehicles, Defense News reported Sunday. The report said Manned-Unmanned Teaming X system will work to help AH-64E crews to operate the sensors and flight paths of …

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Northrop Gets $66M Task Order to Sustain Navy Triton UAVs

Northrop Grumman has received a one-year, $66.3 million task order to test and maintain MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Thursday Northrop’s systems business unit will help the service branch sustain MQ-4Cs along with mission control and operator training systems. The company will also provide field service representatives …

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UK Consortium Updates Counter-UAV System to Support Military & Commercial Vehicle Deployment

A team of three U.K.-based defense companies has updated its counter-unmanned aerial vehicle defense platform to support installation on military trucks and commercial surveillance vehicles. The Anti-UAV Defense System — built by Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems — works to detect, track, identify and defeat UAVs up to …

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General Dynamics Demos C4 Capacities With Airborne, Underwater Assets

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat and mission systems businesses have showcased multiple mission command, control and communication capacities that connected a simulated submarine combat control center with unmanned underwater and aerial vehicles. General Dynamics said Tuesday it linked Bluefin Robotics-built UUVs and AeroVironment‘s Blackwing UAV to the AN/BYG-1 submarine control facility during the 2017 Advanced …

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BAE, UK Air Force Test Weapons & Software Updates on Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft

BAE Systems has assisted the U.K.’s air force with testing a new set of weapons, software and avionics updates for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft. BAE said Friday the trials involved MBDA‘s Meteor air-to-air and Storm Shadow air-to-surface missile software systems and were conducted as part of Project Centurion, an initiative that aids the …

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Cobham, Inmarsat Launch New UAV SATCOM Service; Andy Start Comments

Cobham‘s satellite communications business and Inmarsat have unveiled a new unmanned aerial vehicle SATCOM service designed to help boost operational capacity for users. Inmarsat said Monday the SwiftBroadband UAV SATCOM service was designed for use with Cobham SATCOM’s Aviator UAV 200 terminal which combines various technologies into a compact and lightweight …

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Navy Tests Updated Software of Northrop-Built Triton UAS

The U.S. Navy has conducted formal laboratory and initial flight tests on updated software for a Northrop Grumman-built unmanned aerial system. Northrop said Tuesday the new MQ-4C Triton software package modernized the platform’s traffic alert and collision avoidance system, multi-aircraft control technology and multifunction active sensor radar modes. The Navy aims to achieve early …

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Army Invites Small Biz Participation in Network Integration Evaluation Exercise

The U.S. Army has begun its search for small businesses that could support the service branch’s upcoming Network Integration Evaluation event. The Army’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command asked interested companies to provide threat emulation forces for NIE 17.2, according to a FedBizOpps notice published Friday. TEFOR is intended to apply rigor on operational environment …

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General Atomics Subsidiary to Produce MQ-9 Block 5 Installation Kits for Air Force

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has landed a two-year, $12.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to fabricate installation kits for the Block 5 configuration of the service branch’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. The Defense Department said Monday that GA-ASI will produce 10 each of MQ-9 Block 5 extended-range, Barrett Asymmetric Digital Datalink …

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