Dynetics was selected for phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency s Gremlins programme, an effort to launch and retrieve unmanned aerial vehicles from an aircraft.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems demonstrated aircraft carrier deck-handling controls for its MQ-25 tanker bid using a pair of motion-sensing director wands and an Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle as a stand-in for its yet-to-be-built prototype.
Scaled Composites unveiled a new flying wing drone, Model 406, on 14 March to be used as a technology testbed. UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/scaled-composites-unveils-flying-wing-drone-to-be-us-446848/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Flight Global automatisch importiert, Der Beitrag gibt nicht die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache. Der Beitrag gibt nicht die Meinung von UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Der Beitrag gibt nicht die Meinung von UAV DACH e.V. wieder.
Boeing Phantom Works’ MQ-25 unmanned aerial vehicle prototype is powered by a single, 9,000lb-thrust Rolls-Royce AE3007N turbofan, Boeing disclosed on 5 April. The aerospace manufacturer said the engine has powered its prototype on tarmac manoeuvres meant to simulate the sort of taxiing the drone would be expected to [...]
Naval officers aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln demonstrated for the first time the ability to remotely take control of an aircraft and land it on an aircraft carrier’s deck. Using the ATARI system, or aircraft terminal approach remote inceptor, landing signal officers demonstrated remote piloting of the F/A-18E [...]
NASA has formally brought Thales on board in its effort to develop an unmanned air vehicle traffic management (UTM) system that can be handed over to the US Federal Aviation Administration in 2019. Under this Space Act Agreement, Thales will collaborate with NASA to research, develop, test and [...]
Air New Zealand has called for tighter penalties for operators of unmanned air vehicles that flout the rules, after one of its Boeing 777-200ERs came within five metres of a drone while on approach to Auckland airport on 25 March. The pilots of the aircraft were operating a [...]
Raytheon BBN is developing technology to direct and control swarms of small, autonomous air and ground vehicles, as part of DARPA’s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics, or OFFSET, programme, the company announced on 26 March. The software allows users to drag and drop the creation and manipulation of tactics, and [...]
In 2001, Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works secretly flew a flying wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with a roughly 9m (30ft) wingspan with modular wings and a bulbous fuselage as a technology demonstrator for a family of aircraft. As the company prepares to celebrate the Skunk Works’ 75th anniversary [...]
The US Department of Defense’s Silicon Valley-based accelerator, the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), says it is accepting design proposals for an unmanned aerial vehicle that can be launched from underwater. The drone should be able to travel through a column of water to the surface; orient itself; [...]