Tag Archives: VTOL

Martin UAV Wins Navy Prototype Project; Heath Niemi Quoted

Martin UAV V-Bat

Martin UAV has secured a project to develop an unmanned aerial system with vertical takeoff and landing capability for the U.S. Navy after the company won in a technology demonstration program run by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's AIRWorks division. The Plano, Texas-based unmanned technology maker said Wednesday its V-BAT platform participated in the Mi2 Challenge, where both Martin UAV and L3Harris Technologies were the finalists for the merit-based competition.

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Executive Spotlight: Pramod Raheja, CEO & Co-Founder of Airgility, Inc.

Pramod Raheja, CEO and co-founder of Airgility

Pramod Raheja, chief executive officer and co-founder of Airgility, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the company's solutions, such as aerial unmanned systems and Sensing & Navigation capabilities, and how Airgility leverages emerging technologies to further support their customers' most critical missions. Raheja also discussed where the company will continue to grow, moving into 2021. 

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Technavio Estimates Global Military Vertical Take-Off, Landing Aircraft Market CAGR at 4% in 2016-2020

Technavio Estimates Global Military Vertical Take-Off, Landing Aircraft Market CAGR at 4% in 2016-2020 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Technavio has released a new report that indicates the global military vertical take-off and landing aircraft market will reach a compound annual growth rate of nearly 4 percent from 2016 through 2020. Technavio said Wednesday the market is segmented into military powered-lift VTOL aircraft and military rotorcraft VTOL aircraft market, …

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Textron Subsidiary Demos Small Aerosonde HQ Unmanned Aircraft to Potential Customers

Textron Subsidiary Demos Small Aerosonde HQ Unmanned Aircraft to Potential Customers - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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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Sikorsky Completes Phase 1, Begins Phase 2 of DARPA Aircraft Automation Program

Sikorsky Completes Phase 1, Begins Phase 2 of DARPA Aircraft Automation Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has completed Phase 1 of a previously awarded $8 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract under the agency’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System program. Lockheed said Tuesday Sikorsky has demonstrated its ALIAS system through a 30-mile autonomous flight with the use of a tablet device to operate a Sikorsky S-76 …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Lands Contract Modification for Navy Unmanned Aerial Cargo Platform

Aurora Flight Sciences Lands Contract Modification for Navy Unmanned Aerial Cargo Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aurora Flight Sciences has received a potential two-year, $11 million contract modification to build an autonomous airborne cargo platform for the U.S. Navy. The Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System is an Office of Naval Research-funded program that seeks to allow remote-controlled, vertical take-off and landing platforms to perform cargo deliveries …

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