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QinetiQ’s Zephyr Unmanned Aircraft Soars to New World Records
07/16/10 — Solar powered high-altitude long-endurance unmanned air system doubles the unofficial world record for longest duration unmanned flight and is expected to continue flying. QinetiQ announced that Zephyr, a solar powered high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) Unmanned Air System (UAS) smashed a number of long-standing world records while flying for a week. Flying high above the US Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, Zephyr has passed the seven day / 168 hour mark and the clock is still running. This DOUBLES the unofficial world record for longest duration unmanned flight of 82 hours, 37 minutes set in 2008 and already held by Zephyr,…


QinetiQ’s TALON Robots Now in Use in Afghanistan Under a UOR
07/09/10 — QinetiQ is supplying its proven Talon robots to the UK Ministry of Defense for route proving and clearance, under the British Army’s Talisman program. Deployed since April 2010 in Afghanistan, but only just announced, Talisman is the Army’s latest weapon to help counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and mines. Delivered as an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) collectively worth more than £180m ($272M), Talisman is a suite of vehicles that provide an integrated route proving and clearance capability that is operated by the Royal Engineers. Much of the work on the Thales led Talisman project has been…



QinetiQ North America Awards New Robotics Fellowship to CMU Student
10/01/09 — QinetiQ’s Technology Solutions Group’s inaugural “Robotics Fellowship” goes to first-year PhD student at robotics powerhouse Carnegie Mellon University. Daniel Munoz, a first-year Ph.D. student in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, is the first recipient of the QinetiQ North America Robotics Fellowship, which will provide him with three years of educational…

QinetiQ Lands $56.4M Contract to Sell Talon to Navy
06/29/09 — The company formerly known as Foster-Miller, Inc. has announced a $56.4 million contract to supply Talon remote-operated vehicles to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, which will use them for bomb disposal. The contract is for Talon Gen IV robots, parts, spare kits and related parts and service on a non-time-limited…




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