Post Tagged with: "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle"

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, […]


Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth communications capabilities are often unavailable to lower […]


Northrop to Build Five More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the US Navy

Northrop to Build Five More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the US Navy

Northrop Grumman will build five additional U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, which allow ship commanders to extend their intelligence-gathering capabilities far beyond the horizon. Final assembly of the aircraft will take place at the company’s Unmanned Systems Center […]


Global Hawk Expands Satellite Communications Capability

Global Hawk Expands Satellite Communications Capability

The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a series of ground and air demonstrations at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., expanding the adaptability of the Global Hawk system to use an additional Satellite Communications […]


Thales and the Qatar to Develop An Optionally Piloted Vehicle

Thales and the Qatar to Develop An Optionally Piloted Vehicle

Thales has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle – Aircraft (OPV-A), a high performance Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) system, and the […]


Israel Air Force Christens Hermes 900 UAV

Israel Air Force Christens Hermes 900 UAV

The Hermes 900 UAV, manufactured by the Israeli company Elbit Systems, received its official Hebrew name in the Israel Air Force (IAF): “Kochav” (star in Hebrew). The Kochav UAV strengthens the UAV arm of the IAF and is designed for […]


 
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