Tag Archives: unmanned aerial vehicles

Report: Raytheon Demos Counter-Drone Microwave, Laser Weapons

Raytheon demonstrated microwave and laser weapons systems for countering drone swarms at a U.S. Army experiment held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in December, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday. Susan Kelly, Raytheon’s New Mexico site director, told the publication the demonstrations showcased the capacity of a ground-based weapon to simultaneously disable groups of two …

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IARPA Launches Small UAV Imagery Enhancement Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a prize challenge for the research community to help IARPA restore and enhance imagery from sensors mounted on small unmanned aerial vehicles. The UG2 Prize Challenge is open to computational photography and image processing algorithm developers from industry and academia. Chris Boehnen, a program manager at …

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Research and Markets: Manufacturing Tech Advancement to Drive Global Drone Market

Research and Markets has projected that technological advancements in the production of military and commercial drones will help fuel the worldwide drone market’s growth to $16.7 billion in value by 2022. The company said Wednesday that efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulatory agencies to formulate policies that support …

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Navy Holds Unmanned Systems Exercise With Industry, Academia

The U.S. Navy has facilitated technology demonstrations of various unmanned systems alongside technology developers from industry and academia during the two-day Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2017. The event dubbed “Battlespace Preparation in a Contested Environment” kicked off on Aug. 15  at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport in Rhode Island and …

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BAE, Cranfield University Collaborate to Develop Hybrid UAV Tech Concept

A team of BAE Systems engineers and Cranfield University students has unveiled a new concept of unmanned aerial vehicle technology designed to alternate between fixed- and rotary-wing flight modes. BAE said Friday it envisions the Adaptable UAV as a hybrid platform with a capacity to be launched and recovered in battlefield environments with the use …

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Insitu FireWhat, Esri Form Aerial Reconnaissance for Firefighting Alliance

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary, FireWhat and Esri have partnered with the goal to help firefighters put out wildfires through aerial reconnaissance support. The alliance seeks to integrate Insitu’s INEXA Solutions aerial remote sensing services with FireWhat’s geographic information system hosted on Esri’s ArcGIS mapping platform, Insitu said Thursday. The integrated system will work to deliver near-real …

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