Tag Archives: unmanned systems

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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Navy Uses Esri’s Analytics Platform for Unmanned System Info Gathering

The U.S. Navy‘s Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command has used Esri‘s mapping and analytics platform with unmanned maritime vehicles in an effort to optimize information gathering ahead of ocean and near-shore operations. Esri said Thursday NMOC conducted the Unmanned System Operational Demonstration in Gulfport, Mississippi from May 30 to June 1 in a push to show how location …

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Defense Science Board Report: Unmanned Systems Could Boost US Undersea Advantage

A Defense Science Board task force has published a report that describes ways to increase the capacity of U.S. undersea assets and manned platforms using unmanned systems. The report titled “Next-Generation Unmanned Undersea Systems” explores how unmanned systems could disrupt adversary strategies and perform operations that are on hold due to lack of assets, Johns …

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IHS Markit Predicts Global Unmanned Vehicle Sales Growth Through 2025; Derrick Maple Comments

A report from IHS Markit forecasts that sales of unmanned ground, sea and aerial vehicles will increase through 2025 as military organizations increasingly use such platforms to conduct missions. IHS Jane’s predicts 63,000 new unmanned aerial vehicles will be sold from 2016 to 2025 and surpass $82 billion in global sales during the 10-year …

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Boeing’s Insitu Demos ScanEagle Maritime Surface Search Tech for UK Navy

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has demonstrated the new wide-area maritime surface search and identification feature of its unmanned aerial vehicle to the U.K. navy, military officials and industry representatives. Insitu said Tuesday it installed the ViDAR payload in a ScanEagle UAV that was used to conduct various maritime missions during the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior …

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Textron Subsidiary Demos Small Aerosonde HQ Unmanned Aircraft to Potential Customers

Textron‘s unmanned systems business held an inaugural customer demonstration of a small unmanned aircraft system designed to combine vertical takeoff-and-landing capacity of a multirotor platform with the speed of the company’s Aerosonde fixed-wing aircraft offering. The company said Wednesday it demonstrated the Aerosonde HQ at the Textron Systems Unmanned Systems Service and Support Center as …

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Boeing’s Insitu Unit to Provide UAS ISR Services for SOCOM Under IDIQ Contract

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has landed a one-year, $40.7 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from U.S. Special Operations Command to provide Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services. The Defense Department said Friday SOCOM will obligate $40.7 million from fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds for individual task orders to be fulfilled worldwide. DoD noted the …

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