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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,…


Thales Leads European Study on Integration of UAS Into General Air Traffic
06/20/10 — Finding from Thales study first step for the integration of unmanned aerial systems into European commercial airspace. Thales announced that it has reached the end of a decisive year-long European technical design study, called SIGAT - (Study on military frequency spectrum allocations for the Insertion into General Air Traffic of UAS). Kicking off in early 2009, SIGAT was aimed at defining and promoting a common European position on the appropriate command and control radio frequencies for future military UAS integration into the General Air Traffic within the framework of the next world Radio Communication Conference (2012). SIGAT identified four possible…



Insitu Signs Groundbreaking Agreement with FAA
06/14/10 — Developer of unmanned aerial systems has signed a cooperative research development agreement with the US Federal Aviation Administration for cooperative research into integrating unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace. Insitu Inc. signed a cooperative research development agreement (CRDA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), whereby Insitu will provide a…

General Dynamics Awarded $12 Million to Lead Development of Airborne Network Node for WIN-T
05/18/10 — Placed aboard an Unmanned Aircraft System, the airborne Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) capability enables continuous communications connectivity in isolated and mountainous regions, and urban environments General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $12.4 million contract modification to the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 3 contract by the…

LaserMotive Unveils Strategy for First Laser-Powered Fuel System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
05/05/10 — Using laser power beaming – the wireless transfer of energy from one location to another using laser light, the new power system will supply unlimited power, extending the capabilities of unmanned aerial systems and enabling new missions. LaserMotive, a R&D company specializing in laser power beaming and winner of the…

Sarnoff Launches Acadia II Vision Processor
04/06/10 — Low power and small size of Sarnoff’s ARM11 MPCore based Acadia II system-on-a-chip provides real-time contrast enhancement, stabilization, multi-sensor fusion, and tracking, making it ideal for unmanned aerial and ground vehicles. Sarnoff Corporation launched Acadia II, a powerful system-on-a-chip (SoC) with real-time, portable, and low power consumption for vision processing…

Brock Technologies Inc. Conducts Flight Demonstrations with the SPEAR UAS
03/31/10 — Brock Technologies Inc. Conducts Flight Demonstrations with the SPEAR UAS Lightweight, portable UAS, optimized for modularity, is demonstrated using multiple wing sizes. Brock Technologies Inc. recently participated in a series of flight demonstrations with the SPEAR Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) during the months of January through March. The SPEAR UAS…

A160T Proves Resupply Capability for US Marines
03/16/10 — Boeing’s unmanned A160T Hummingbird has successfully demonstrated its ability deliver up to 2,500 pounds of cargo up to 75 miles in under six hours.  The Boeing [NYSE: BA] A160T Hummingbird has successfully completed a cargo delivery demonstration under a U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory contract, proving the unmanned rotorcraft’s ability…

AeroVironment Receives $37.9 Million Raven UAS Order
03/11/10 — Orders for Raven systems, a 4.2-pound, backpackable, hand-launched visual sensor platform, represent initial portion of Raven funding from United States Department of Defense Fiscal 2010 Budget. AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced that it received firm fixed-price orders valued at $20,731,992 for digital Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and digital retrofit…

Boeing Launches Compact 3-D Imaging Camera
03/11/10 — Boeing Directed Energy Systems and Spectrolab develop a small, light 3-D imaging camera with modest power requirements that is well suited for use in unmanned aerial systems. Still imaging is currently supported, but video is coming soon. The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced it has begun offering a new, compact,…

Northrop Grumman’s Bat Unmanned Aircraft System Successfully Completes First Flight
02/26/10 — Designed for the irregular warfare environment, Northrop Grumman’s “Bat” UAS offers real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, communications relay, and future capabilities in a modular system that is fully autonomous. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today that it has flown the first in a new series of Bat unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)…

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…

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…

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…




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