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Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8B Fire Scout Demonstrates Interoperability With the Army’s OSRVT
01/13/10 — MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter has been shown to work with the Army’s One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) video and data system, enabling warfighters to remotely downlink live surveillance images and critical geospatial data. A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) land-based MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System, designated…

AAI Receives $39 Million Award for Additional Shadow Systems
01/04/10 — In addition to 91 previously delivered systems, AAI Corporation has been contracted to deliver three new Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems to support U.S. Army and Marine Corps. bringing the total of ordered systems to 116. AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company,…

OceanServer Delivers Iver2 AUV to Naval Surface Warfare Center
12/28/09 — Developer of low cost, single man-portable autonomous underwater vehicles delivers two Iver2 platforms to US Navy’s Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head Division for sensor research and evaluation. developed, low cost Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Iver2, ideal for coastal applications such as hydrographic surveys and environmental monitoring. This next generation…

CyPhy Works Wins NIST Technology Innovation Program Award
12/16/09 — CyPhy Works is awarded $2.4M by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, under the Technology Innovation Program, to develop technologies for small, hovering, Unmanned Air Vehicles to be used for the inspection and monitoring of large-scale civil infrastructure elements such as bridges and dams. The U.S.…

Insitu Demonstrates One Launch and Recovery System
12/15/09 — Developer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) vehicle releases common launch and recovery system suitable for Insitu’s ScanEagle, Integrator and NightEagle platforms. Insitu Inc., a Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary, announced the successful demonstration of its interoperable unmanned aircraft (UA) launch and recovery system. The SkyHook wing-tip recovery system and next generation…

Next-Generation of Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft Takes Flight
12/06/09 — World’s first fully autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system, the Global Hawk will carry the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) active electronically scanned array radar making well suited for designed for persistent ISR. The first Block 40 configuration of the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system…

Ultra Electronics Measurement Systems Inc. Achieves AS9100 Certification
11/13/09 — Following a 10 month audit process, developer of control solutions for military and commercial applications, including manned and unmanned vehicles, is certified as a supplier that meets global quality management standards for the aerospace industry. Ultra Electronics Measurement Systems Inc. (MSI) is proud to announce its achievement of AS9100 Certification.…

Boeing Receives Contract to Develop Miniature Weapon Technology
11/13/09 — Boeing is prime contractor for program to develop small form factor weapons technology that generates low collateral damage for use on UAVs. The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] received a $500,000 U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory contract on Sept. 30, 2009 for the first phase of a program to demonstrate miniature…

Scientific Systems Company Wins $750,000 SBIR Contract to Develop Navigation Framework
11/11/09 — Program leverages SSCI’s expertise developing technologies that provide the intelligence for unmanned ground, air and maritime vehicles to autonomously and collaboratively accomplish missions. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI), a leading developer of technology solutions for defense and industrial suppliers, announced it has been awarded a $750,000 contract from the U.S.…

AAI’s Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Flies 100,000th Mission
11/06/09 — Ongoing system enhancements, including new lithium battery, electronic fuel injection engine and a new fuel delivery system, boost performance and reliability of unmanned aircraft system. AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that its Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) have completed…

RE2 Awarded Contract to Deliver Solution for VBIED Defeat
11/02/09 — Developer of intelligent modular manipulation systems wins a contract through the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office to develop a modular reconnaissance manipulator for reconnaissance tasks for Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED). RE2, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a Broad Agency Announcement contract with the Combating Terrorism Technical…

ReconRobotics Introduces Throwable, Mobile Search and Rescue Device
11/01/09 — Weighing 1.3 lbs and only 8 inches long, Recon Scout Rescue will provide immediate reconnaissance of confined and dangerous environments. ReconRobotics, Inc. announced the introduction of the Recon Scout Rescue, a miniature reconnaissance device that will allow search-and-rescue personnel to conduct immediate visual reconnaissance of confined spaces and dangerous indoor…

Northrop Grumman Opens New Facilities for Design and Manufacture of Unmanned Ground Vehicles
10/20/09 — The Coventry facilities, the development site for Northrop Grumman’s Wheelbarrow and CUTLASS unmanned ground vehicles, have been expanded and enhanced to better support design and manufacturing, training and demonstration. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) officially opened its newly extended UK facilities for the design, manufacture and technical support of the company’s…

Membership in Robotics Technology Consortium Doubles in the First Year
10/13/09 — Founded to improve ground robotics technology acquisition process and investment planning, the Robotics Technology Consortium, a non-profit, supporting organization of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), who also acts as an administrative agent for the RTC. Doubles its membership in one year. The second annual member meeting of the…

Novint Awarded Military R&D Subcontract to Give Robots the Sense of Touch
10/13/09 — Developer of gaming consoles receives a subcontract from iRobot for “Remote Touch Kit” for PackBot unmanned ground vehicles that will allow soldiers to feel the actions of unmanned ground robots. Novint Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: NVNT) today announced it has been awarded a subcontract with iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) for a…

GE Aviation Delivers First X 47B Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Landing Gear
10/12/09 — Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program takes a step forward with release of a fully dressed production landing gear system ready for first flight. GE Aviation recently delivered the first fully-dressed landing gear to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) in support of the X-47B Navy Unmanned Combat…

Northrop Grumman’s Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System Fielded With Automatic Takeoff and Landing System
10/05/09 — Second generation Hunter UAS, the MQ-5B, now equipped with an ATLS, successfully completes its first launch and recovery. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has equipped and fielded its Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) with an Automatic Takeoff and Landing System (ATLS) to the Army’s UAS Training Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., where…

AML Communications Receives Contract for Microwave Amplifiers for Northrop Grumman UAVs
10/05/09 — Manufacturer amplifiers and integrated assemblies for the defense industry, receives $220,000 order for microwave amplifiers to be deployed in a Northrop Grumman Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Program. AML Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: AMLJ), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of amplifiers and integrated assemblies for the defense industry, announced it has received…




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