The Howard Hughes Award — given by the American Helicopter Society — was presented here May 17 to the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System, or AACUS. AACUS enables rotary-wing aircraft to fly completely autonomously even in austere environments. “The team is honored to […]
Russian Project 22160 corvettes will be fitted with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for searching for submarines, and surveillance of surface vessels and shoreline. Also, UAVs will provide target designation to ship-based armament systems and, in the future, may be used for strike missions, the newspaper Izvestia reports. The Navy Commander-in-Chief’s directorate revealed to Izvestia that […]
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Die Europäische Agentur für die Sicherheit des Seeverkehrs (EMSA) hat eine öffentliche Ausschreibung auf TED unter der Nummer EMSA/OP/10/2018 über "Verträge über RPAS VTOL Dienstleistungen zur Emissions-Überwachung und Meeresüberwachung" veröffentlicht. Unbemannte, ferngesteuerten Flugzeugsystemen (RPAS) mit vertikale Start-und Lande Eigenschaften sollen im Bereich der zivilen Seeschifffahrt zur Unterstützung [...]
Textron Systems unveiled its X5-55 vertical take-off and landing engineering testbed at the AUVSI Xponential show in Denver, Colorado, on 1 May. The company developed the aircraft to meet demands from military customers for an unmanned air vehicle that is able to nimbly take off and land vertically from tight spots, while retaining the ability […]
AeroVironment has teamed with FlightWave Aerospace Systems to produce Shrike 2, a new small UAS that can takeoff and land like a quadcopter but transition to forward flight as needed, using FlightWave’s patented Edge VTOL technology. “We’ll be adding this to family of systems,” says David Sharpin, vice president of the company’s tactical UAS business unit. […]
Schiebel and Overwatch Imaging successfully integrated PT- 8 Oceanwatch, a revolutionary small target detection payload, on the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). The PT-8 Oceanwatch delivers an image-based wide area maritime search capability that significantly extends the coverage area and makes the CAMCOPTER S-100 an even more powerful naval patrol solution. Oceanwatch autonomously detects […]
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Aeryon Labs Inc has unveiled the SkyRanger R80 – the newest addition to Aeryon’s family of SkyRanger Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Designed with, and for, the most demanding UAS operators within the defense and security markets, the R80 establishes a new benchmark for small UAS performance and reliability. The R80 carries forward the hallmarks of […]
In a groundbreaking demonstration on 17 April 2018, Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) and Airbus Helicopters’ manned H145 successfully completed a series of Manned UnManned Teaming (MUM-T) flights. Level 5 interoperability was achieved by providing the user onboard the manned aircraft with full command and control over the UAS and its payload, […]
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The US Navy’s (USN’s) MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter programme is scheduled to begin its initial operational test and evaluation on 16 April, according to Captain Jeff Dodge, head of US Naval Air Systems Command’s office for Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (PMA-266). An initial operational capability for the MC-8C is expected by the end […]
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