Tag Archives: unmanned aerial vehicles

Shield AI Chosen for Pentagon’s Autonomous Tactical Airborne Prototyping Project

Shield AI has received a nine-month, $1 million “other transaction” agreement from the U.S. Army to develop an autonomous tactical airborne drone prototype. The Army’s Contracting Command-New Jersey awarded the OTA on behalf of  the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and the Naval Special Warfare Command, according to a notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps. San Diego, …

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Lockheed, Warsaw University of Technology Partner to Demo UAV Optimization Tools

Lockheed Martin and Poland-based Warsaw University of Technology have jointly demonstrated unmanned aerial vehicle optimization technologies through aerial command and control of multiple UAVs. Lockheed said Friday the demonstration builds on a joint applied research effort between the company and the university that seeks to modernize various aircraft fleets as well as identify C2 …

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Inmarsat’s Andy Start: Government Can Utilize Five A’s Approach for Cost-Capability Balance

Andy Start, president of Inmarsat‘s global government business unit, said the “five A’s” approach postulated by Gartner analysts Mark McDonald and Andy Rowsell-Jones can help the government balance operating capability and cost. Start wrote in a blog post published Thursday the “Augment, Apply, Accompany, Apply and Abstract” approach in the digital world …

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NASA, Mobile Antenna Platform Systems Inc. to Launch UAV Tracking Platform

NASA has signed a license agreement with Mobile Antenna Platform Systems Inc. to commercialize a portable antenna platform the company designed to provide users satellite-based tracking functions for unmanned aerial vehicles. The space agency said Friday the platform is built to constantly rotate approximately 60 pounds of antennas, transmitters and receivers and eliminate the …

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ULA-Ball Aerospace-Space Foundation Team Launches Student, Intern-Built Rockets & Payloads

United Launch Alliance, Ball Aerospace and the Space Foundation have sponsored the launch of two rockets built by ULA interns with payloads that Ball interns and Colorado K-12 students created. ULA — a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin — said Sunday the event included efforts to launch the 50-foot-tall Future Heavy and 10-foot-tall Genesis rockets to simulate real-life …

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IEEE Launches Working Group to Structure Aerial Communications, Networking Standards

Technical organization IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association have launched the IEEE Aerial Network Communications Working Group to structure standards for aircraft systems. Group members will work to establish the IEEE P1920.1 project designed to develop standards for air-to-air communications in an ad hoc aerial network and situational awareness for commercial, …

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Ultra Electronics to Install Eectronic Intelligence Systems for NATO Country’s UAV

Ultra Electronics‘ Ultra TCS business has received an $18 million contract from an unnamed NATO member country for a variant of the unit’s ALR-510 ELectronic INTelligence system and perform additional support services. The customer will use the ELINT system on unmanned aerial vehicles and control the UAV through Ultra TCS’ TALON software from a ground support center, Ultra …

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Finmeccanica Unveils New E-Scan Airborne Surveillance Radar for UAVs

Finmeccanica has added the Osprey airborne surveillance radar to its portfolio of electronically scanning radars in effort to offer a 360-degree field of view for different types of aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles. The company said Thursday Osprey radars are built with a flat-panel design to support installation into small platforms as well as the e-scan technology that …

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Report: Poland Eyes General Atomics, Elbit Systems Drones for Armed Forces

General Atomics and Elbit Systems are under consideration to provide long-endurance drones for Poland’s armed forces, Defense News reported Friday. Jaroslaw Adamowski writes Poland’s military announced the country’s plan to buy long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles either from the U.S. or Israel in 2015. Poland is deciding between the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1C Gray …

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Praxis Aerospace, Griffiss Airport Partner to Support NASA’s UAV Integration Research Program

Praxis Aerospace Concepts International has partnered with Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County, New York in an effort to help NASA explore methods for the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace system. PACI said Monday it will support a UAV test site at Griffiss International Airport under a potential …

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Ken Asbury: CACI’s Sensor Tech Could Help Track Civilian Drones

CACI CEO Ken Asbury said the company has developed sensor technology that he believes U.S. law enforcement personnel can use to track unauthorized use of unmanned aerial vehicles within the domestic airspace, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Christian Davenport writes the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration wants to evaluate the potential of CACI’s technology to …

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