Tag Archives: unmanned aerial vehicle

Josh Walden: Intel Unveils Commercial Drone System for North American Markets

Intel has rolled out a commercial-grade unmanned aerial vehicle system for North American markets during the 2016 INTERGEO drone conference in Hamburg, Germany. Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s new technology group, wrote in an editorial published Tuesday that the Intel Falcon 8+ system consists of the company’s Falcon 8+ UAV, Cockpit mobile ground …

Read More »

AeroVironment Releases Remote Launch System for Blackwing UAS, Switchblade Missiles

AeroVironment has released a new launch system that will work to allow remote deployments of the company’s Switchblade Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System and Blackwing tube-launched unmanned aircraft system. The company said Tuesday the Multi-Pack Launcher supports integration at forward operating bases and tactical ground vehicles to help provide incoming fire and force protection …

Read More »

General Dynamics Demos Bluefin-21, Bluefin SandShark Underwater Drones at Navy Tech Exercise

General Dynamics’ mission systems business unit demonstrated its autonomous underwater vehicles at the U.S. Navy’s Annual Naval Technology Exercises held in August at the service branch’s Narragansett Bay test facility in Newport, Rhode Island. The company said Friday a Bluefin-21 AUV deployed two Bluefin SandShark micro-AUVs to perform target imagery transmission and …

Read More »

Navy Tests AeroVironment Blackwing UAV’s Cross-Domain Data Relay Function

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the communication, control and command functions of a small AeroVironment-built unmanned aircraft vehicle at the service branch’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise. AeroVironment said Wednesday its Blackwing UAV worked to connect with a swarm of unmanned undersea vehicles and communicated with a manned submarine’s combat control system during the ANTX event. The drone used a …

Read More »

Report: DoD Supports Boeing, Lockheed Proposals to Establish F-18, F-16 Production Lines in India

The Defense Department has expressed support to proposals by Lockheed Martin and Boeing to produce their respective F-16 and F-18 fighter jets in India as part of the Make in India program, Hindustan Times reported Monday. Shishir Gupta writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter relayed DoD’s support to the proposals to Manohar Parrikar, …

Read More »

USNI News: Navy Seeks Balance of Surveillance, Refueling Functions for Future MQ-25A Carrier UAV

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker has said the military branch and companies vying for the MQ-25A Stingray carrier unmanned aerial vehicle program are faced with the challenge of combining tanker and ISR features into one UAV platform, USNI News reported Thursday. Sam LaGrone writes Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces, said during a Center for Strategic and International …

Read More »

General Dynamics, Army Select General Micro Systems Computer for WIN-T Increment 2

Rancho Cucamonga, California-based electronics manufacturer General Micro Systems‘ rugged computer has been selected for installation into the second increment of the U.S. Army‘s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, Military & Aerospace reported Friday. John Keller writes General Dynamics and Army Program Executive Office Command Control Communications-Tactical officials will use the GMS S902R Golden-Eye III system …

Read More »

DARPA Taps Raytheon to Build Interoperable Network Tools for UAVs, Manned Aircraft; Jason Redi Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a Raytheon subsidiary two contracts worth $9 million combined to develop platforms designed to facilitate interoperability of airborne communication networks used by manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. DARPA awarded the contracts to Raytheon BBN Technologies under the agency’s Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission …

Read More »

Raytheon to Integrate Radar Detection Tool With General Atomics Predator B; Linden Blue Comments

Raytheon will integrate its radar detection platform with the General Atomics-built Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Advanced Radar Detection System designed by Raytheon Deutschland GmbH is designed to perform land- and maritime-based electronic intelligence operations as well as detect radiofrequency emitters, General Atomics said Thursday. “Adding an ELINT role to Predator B by integrating …

Read More »

Boeing Unveils Missouri Lab for Collaborative Unmanned Vehicles; Nancy Pendleton Comments

Boeing has opened an 8,100-square-foot laboratory in St. Charles, Missouri to facilitate the development and validation of software and hardware designed to support collaboration among unmanned ground, maritime and aerial vehicles. The company said Thursday the Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory features a motion capture system that will work to help users operate …

Read More »