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Lockheed Integrates Latest Ground Control Station Technology with Fury UAS

Lockheed Integrates Latest Ground Control Station Technology with Fury UAS

To increase expeditionary capabilities in its long endurance Group 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Lockheed Martin recently fielded its newest Expeditionary Ground Control Station, or “xGCS”, for use with the Fury UAS. Following its development and manufacturing in Huntsville, Ala., […]


The Effectiveness of Remotely Piloted Aircraft in a Permissive Hunter-Killer Scenario

The Effectiveness of Remotely Piloted Aircraft in a Permissive Hunter-Killer Scenario

This report analyzes the operational effectiveness of three RPA design concepts, plus the MQ-9 Reaper as a baseline, on a “hunter-killer” mission: to find and destroy a specific moving vehicle. The findings are based on the modeling results for a […]


US Army Sees UAVs As Kiowa Replacement

US Army Sees UAVs As Kiowa Replacement

Apache helicopters, teamed with Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles, are a winning combo, according to Col. Thomas von Eschenbach. Apache AH-64E models, teamed with unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs, are now increasingly performing the armed aerial scout […]


Marines Deploy with First, Unmanned RQ-21A Blackjack System

Marines Deploy with First, Unmanned RQ-21A Blackjack System

The Department of the Navy’s new, versatile small unmanned aircraft system made its first operational deployment overseas at the end of April with a Marine UAS squadron. Marines from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 2, located at Marine Corps Air […]


Northrop, Yamaha Motor, Collaborate on Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop, Yamaha Motor, Collaborate on Unmanned Helicopter System

Rotary Bat incorporates latest autonomous control, intelligence gathering technologies Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., have agreed to work together to develop and market an innovative small, unmanned autonomous helicopter system. Called the Rotary Bat (R-Bat), […]


Navy’s X-47B Program Ramps Up Flight Test

Navy’s X-47B Program Ramps Up Flight Test

The X-47B unmanned combat air system is gearing up for shore-based flight test activities in preparation for the next round of sea trials this summer. The program’s test team will conduct various test events with the X-47B over the next […]


Airpower Above Water: Air Force Tests New Surveillance Capability

Airpower Above Water: Air Force Tests New Surveillance Capability

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE: The Air Force successfully completed the first Maritime Modes program risk reduction flight last week as the Service moves toward providing a new air-sea battle surveillance capability. The test flight, which took place in the airspace […]


Lockheed Demos Enhanced Ground Control System and Software for Small Unmanned Aircraft

Lockheed Demos Enhanced Ground Control System and Software for Small Unmanned Aircraft

Lockheed Martin’s Group 1 family of unmanned aircraft systems is migrating to enhanced automation capabilities using its Kestrel “Fly Light” flight control systems and industry-leading mobile Ground Control Station (mGCS) software. The increased automation allows operators to focus on executing […]


UAV Market to Rise Strongly Through the Next Decade, Unmanned Land & Sea Systems Also Growing

UAV Market to Rise Strongly Through the Next Decade, Unmanned Land & Sea Systems Also Growing

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan sent unmanned aerial vehicle production to record heights, but with the last U.S. military troops in Afghanistan slated to depart the country this year, the Pentagon’s demand for unmanned air vehicles is slackening. However, […]


 
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