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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, announced that it has received a $39 million production order for additional Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS). The order includes two additional units for the U.S. Army and one for the Marine Corps. Including this new order, a total of 116 Shadow TUAS have been ordered by the Army,…

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 (UAS) successfully completed its first flight on Nov. 16. Designated AF-18, the advanced capability aircraft flew for approximately two hours from Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Photos accompanying this release are available at “AF-18, the eleventh of the…

Smith Detection, AeroVironment and US Army Collaborate on Chemical Agent-Detecting UAV
10/21/09 — Partnership combines powerful chemical sensors and advanced algorithms to enable rapid aerial chemical detection and tracking by unmanned aerial vehicles. Smiths Detection announced the successful creation and demonstration of an unmanned aircraft chemical detection and identification system capable of warning troops against chemical warfare agents. The detection and identification system,…

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