Tag Archives: unmanned aircraft system

UTC Unveils High-Res Infrared Imaging Sensor for Navy

A sensor business under United Technologies Corp.’s aerospace systems unit has introduced a new imaging sensor as part of the U.S. Navy’s Spectral and Reconnaissance Imagery for Tactical Exploitation program. The company said Wednesday that its Sensors Unlimited business has delivered four prototypes of the indium gallium arsenide Near Infrared/Shortwave Infrared sensor …

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Hoverfly Intros UAS Product Line for Military Customers

Hoverfly Technologies has unveiled a suite of unmanned aircraft systems intended for use in military operations in any weather condition. The company said Monday its LiveSky SENTRY product line includes three system configurations designed to comply with the IP54 enclosure and MIL-STD-810 environmental test standards. Rob Topping, Hoverfly CEO, said that compliance to these standards …

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Navy Orders $65M in Northrop Triton UAS Sensor Spares

Northrop Grumman has received a $64.8M delivery order to provide sensor spares for the service branch’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems. The company will provide low-rate initial production 3 spares to support organizational-level maintenance of the Multi-Function Active Sensors, the Defense Department said Friday. The order covers the delivery of six antenna …

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General Atomics to Supply Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS Spares, Equipment to Army

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has received a $15.8M firm-fixed-price contract to deliver components for long-range unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Thursday that the company will provide initial spares and ground support equipment specifically designed for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle. The General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS …

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Lockheed, DRL to Launch AI Innovation Challenge for Autonomous Aircraft; Keoki Jackson Quoted

Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League have partnered to launch a competition for artificial intelligence technologies that will be used to power an unmanned aircraft system during a race with a pilot-operated drone. Lockheed said Wednesday the AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge aims to encourage university students, technologists, coders and drone …

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Report: Army to Equip General Atomics-Built UAS With Electronic Warfare Tech

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, has announced that the U.S. Army will launch a drone-mounted electronic warfare technology in 2019, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. The service has started developing prototypes of the Multi-Function Electronic Warfare Air capability for installation on General Atomics-built MQ-1C Gray Eagle …

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Grand Sky Drone Park Hosts Approved Launch of BVLOS Large Drone Flights

The Grand Sky Drone Park in North Dakota has hosted the approved launch of beyond-visual-line-of-sight large commercial unmanned aircraft system flights under a two-year certificate of waiver or authorization, Aviation Today reported Tuesday. The COA, which was given to the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, enables General Atomics‘ aeronautical system business …

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