Tag Archives: Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Army Taps AeroVironment to Update Avionics Tech for Raven sUAS Fleet

Raven UAS

AeroVironment has received a $20.9 million contract option to provide data link and avionics technology packages to update radio frequency elements of the U.S. Army's Raven unmanned aerial systems. AeroVironment said Thursday the contract action serves as the second option year of the potential $55 million flight control systems area of the Army's five-year Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems award.

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AeroVironment Offers New Antenna Kit to Expand C2 Range of UAS

ERA kit AeroVironment

AeroVironment has unveiled a new lightweight antenna add-on kit designed to expand the command-and-control range of unmanned aircraft systems to provide operators with increased operational capabilities. The company said Thursday its new Extended Range Antenna comes in a small scale in terms of size, weight and power and produces a narrowed beam width that extends C2 coverage by a maximum of 24.9 miles.

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Icarus Aerospace Exhibits Public Safety-Tailored Version of Boeing-Made UAS

Training firm Icarus Aerospace exhibited its work on a Boeing-made unmanned helicopter geared for public safety operations during the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Technology Conference, Commercial UAV News reported Saturday. The newly unveiled version of the S-100 Camcopter is designed to support search and rescue, resupply, disaster response and surveillance operations, the report noted.

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DHS Seeks Info on Counter-Drone Systems

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for information from potential providers of counter-unmanned aircraft systems in a move to address security concerns over hostile drones. DHS said Monday in a FedBizOpps notice its science and technology directorate will use the collected data to assess and identify commercial-off-the-shelf counter-UAS platforms …

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Bell, NASA Enter Into UAS Flight Demo Cooperative Agreement

Textron's Bell subsidiary has signed a cooperative agreement with NASA to design, build and integrate an unmanned aircraft system for the agency’s planned 2020 flight demonstration effort in national airspace. Bell will lead a team composed of Textron Systems, Xwing and the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere …

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