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  • APL Helps Army Build Self-Righting Autonomous Robots - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    APL Helps Army Build Self-Righting Autonomous Robots

    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a software designed to enable an autonomous bomb-defusing robot to return to an right position when it flips or stumbles in the field. APL said Friday the self-righting ability will initially support the military's future Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System. […] More

  • Lockheed Intros Multi-UAV Control Platform; John Molberg Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Intros Multi-UAV Control Platform; John Molberg Comments

    Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new software platform designed to help operators manage various unmanned aircraft vehicles simultaneously during intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. VCSi is engineered to support operation of multiple dissimilar vehicles at once and modular customization based on mission requirements, the company said Tuesday. John Molberg, manager of business development at Lockheed’s CDL systems unit, […] More

  • ONR Seeks Sci-Tech Approaches for Multi-Domain Unmanned Systems in Amphibious Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ONR Seeks Sci-Tech Approaches for Multi-Domain Unmanned Systems in Amphibious Operations

    The Office of Naval Research looks to explore science and technology approaches on how to utilize multi-domain unmanned systems in support of amphibious operations. A presolicitation notice issued Thursday on the FedBizOpps website says ONR looks to develop autonomous amphibians with a capacity to maneuver through the surf zone, emerge and navigate ashore. ONR expects potential partners […] More

  • Northrop to Demo Mine-Hunting Sensor Tech at UK's Unmanned Warrior Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Demo Mine-Hunting Sensor Tech at UK’s Unmanned Warrior Exercise

    Northrop Grumman will demonstrate a sensor technology designed for mine detection, localization and classification at the Unmanned Warrior exercise to be hosted by the U.K. navy in October. The company said Thursday its AQS-24B mine-hunting system will be towed by an Atlas Electronik UK-built ARCIMS unmanned surface vessel in a simulated environment  during the event to exhibit how the sensor […] More

  • Lockheed, Kaman, US Army Demo Autonomuous Operation; Scott Greene Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed, Kaman, US Army Demo Autonomuous Operation; Scott Greene Comments

    Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corp. have partnered with the U.S. Army‘s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center to demonstrate a fully autonomous operation that used unmanned air and ground vehicles to perform several missions. The K-MAX helicopter and Squad Mission Support System vehicle together demonstrated functions in resupply, target-acquisition, reconnaissance and surveillance during an assessment a Fort Benning, Lockheed said Monday. […] More

  • Lockheed, Army Demo Autonomous Convoy; David Simon Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed, Army Demo Autonomous Convoy; David Simon Comments

    Lockheed Martin Corp. and the U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center have tested autonomous convoys with various vehicles in urban settings. Unmanned vehicles navigated road intersections, counterflows, stalled and moving vehicles, pedestrian lanes and traffic circles in urban and rural areas as part of the Army and Marine Corps' Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System […] More

  • GE Designs Video Tracking Device for UAVs; Chris Jobling Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GE Designs Video Tracking Device for UAVs; Chris Jobling Comments

    General Electric Intelligent Platforms has rolled out a miniature video tracking and image stabilization device is intended for man portable and unmanned vehicle platforms, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday. John Keller writes the ADEPT3000 technology contains on-board serial interfaces and is designed to operate in harsh usage environments. The device measures 1.3 inches by […] More

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