The United Kingdom has procured the Israeli-developed Drone Dome counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS), manufacturer Rafael confirmed to Jane’s on 13 August. The selection of the Drone Dome comes eight months after it was demonstrated to the UK government in January. According to Rafael, the United Kingdom is to receive the radar detection, electro-optical (EO) identification […]
Grand Sky, the first and only fully operational civil unmanned aerial systems (UAS)-focused research and development park in the U.S., announced tenant General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) will significantly expand the company’s presence on the property. Under the agreement, GA-ASI’s leased space will be expanded from its current 5.5 acres to 20 acres, all […]
The Army is planning to purchase a Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) from Lockheed Martin with the goal to “field UAS with payloads capable of negating adversary UAS,” the Army said in its solicitation notice. The United States Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1, Only […]
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, has been awarded a $5,000 minimum, $232,000,000 maximum additional task order under an existing non-competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92222-16-D-0031) for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS II-B) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services. This task order was issued to prevent interruption of ongoing services. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the […]
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, has been awarded $9,000,000 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F030 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0014). This order provides for the procurement of spare and sustainment parts to maintain the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system in support of the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington, and is […]
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has launched a new drone insurance scheme with leading specialist and corporate insurer Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK). The new scheme offers comprehensive and competitively-priced coverage for companies operating drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), for commercial or business purposes. The Lloyd’s backed scheme is available via www.onetmk.com, a […]
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With drones becoming an increasingly common worksite tool, Komatsu has identified aerial mapping and analytics as a key component of their Smart Construction initiative—a range of integrated hardware and software products designed to offer an end-to-end workflow for each phase of construction. “A Komatsu Smart Construction jobsite by definition is technology enhanced and production optimized,” […]
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GE Aviation and Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to study various future systems, procedures and possible uses for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). “This collaboration builds upon our experience with Kookmin University in Aviation and recent indigenous new UAV testing in South Korea,” said Alan Caslavka, president of Avionics Systems […]
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Aeronautics Ltd. will supply Dominator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Thai Ministry of Defense, the company reported to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). The volume of the deal, which includes UAVs, land equipment, and accompanying services, is $27 million over three years. Payment will be according to the milestones set in the agreement. […]
On June 20, 2018, Martin UAV LLC and the Naval Air Systems Command entered into a research contract to explore extending the V‑BAT’s existing autonomous landing capability. The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Futures Directorate is continuing to pursue technologies that successfully participated in last year’s S2ME2 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise by sponsoring further development. On […]
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