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US Army shuts down A160 Hummingbird production

US Army shuts down A160 Hummingbird production

28-Jun-2012Source: Wired

This month, the Army planned to deploy to Afghanistan an unusual new drone: an unmanned eye-in-the-sky helicopter programmed to use high-tech cameras to monitor vast amounts of territory. But now the drone might be lucky to be deployed at all, as the Army has moved to shut down production — possibly ending the program forever.... Read more

Boeing to move unmanned helicopter tests out of Victorville

Boeing to move unmanned helicopter tests out of Victorville

15-Jun-2012Source: Victorville Daily Press

After 17 years at Southern California Logistics Airport, Boeing will soon move its A160T Hummingbird flight test program to Arizona (see full story)... Read more

Boeing starts layoffs at A160T Hummingbird plant

Boeing starts layoffs at A160T Hummingbird plant

29-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing has sent 60-day layoff notices to 21 workers at its plant in Irvine, a spokesman confirmed last Thursday.  These are the first of up to 160 jobs moving to Mesa, Arizona this year as the facilty closes in Irvine.  The company announced in August 2010 that they would be making this move due to... Read more

Boeing to promote innovative solutions at Quad-A

Boeing to promote innovative solutions at Quad-A

18-Apr-2011Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a wide array of aviation, training, support and technology solutions at the 2011 Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition. This year’s event takes place April 17-20 in Nashville. Boeing Defense, Space & Security aviation platforms including the AH-64D Apache, CH-47F Chinook, A160T Hummingbird,... Read more

Frontier Systems awarded $14M contract to upgrade two YMQ-18A Hummingbirds

Frontier Systems awarded $14M contract to upgrade two YMQ-18A Hummingbirds

4-Mar-2011Source: US DoD

Frontier Systems, Irvine, Calif., was awarded on Feb. 25 a $13,999,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the upgrade of two YMQ-18A unmanned helicopters to modified Block II configuration.  Work will be performed in Irvine, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  The... Read more

A160T program awarded $12.8M to develop payload integrations

A160T program awarded $12.8M to develop payload integrations

10-Dec-2010Source: US DoD

Frontier Systems, Inc., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded a $12,800,000 (NTE) cost plus fixed-fee contract modification (HR0011-07-C-0100).  This modification provides for the development of necessary planning, payload integrations, and air vehicle improvements in support of an operational demonstration to further evaluate the military utility of the A160T integrated with a modified ARGUS-IS pod which includes... Read more

Boeing to provide two A160T Hummingbirds for USMC testing

Boeing to provide two A160T Hummingbirds for USMC testing

6-Dec-2010

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded the company a $29.9 million contract for Cargo Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Services to support the U.S. Marine Corps. Boeing will provide two A160T Hummingbird unmanned vehicles, three ground control stations, spares, training and support.... Read more

Boeing paints first production A160T Hummingbird

Boeing paints first production A160T Hummingbird

26-Oct-2010Source: Boeing

Boeing recently returned the first production A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft, A020, to the assembly line after applying the aircraft’s final, light-gray coat of paint. The A160T is shown entering the paint hangar in this photo. Last week, Boeing submitted a bid that offers the world record-holding A160T in response to the Naval Air Systems Command’s... Read more

Boeing highlights innovative capabilities for US Army at AUSA 2010

Boeing highlights innovative capabilities for US Army at AUSA 2010

25-Oct-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a wide array of solutions for the U.S. Army at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 25-27 in Washington. Army modernization initiatives, unmanned systems, airlift and attack/reconnaissance platforms, network-centric technologies, cybersecurity solutions, logistics support, and logistics command and control will be highlighted... Read more

Boeing to offer A160T Hummingbird in response to US Navy cargo RFP

Boeing to offer A160T Hummingbird in response to US Navy cargo RFP

14-Oct-2010Source: Boeing

he Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is preparing to offer a solution based on the world record-setting A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft in response to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for Cargo Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Services. The RFP calls for government-owned, contractor-operated UAS services for the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. In... Read more

Third A160T Hummingbird accident; Where now for unmanned programs?

Third A160T Hummingbird accident; Where now for unmanned programs?

10-Sep-2010

HeliHub.com has heard today of a third test flight accident in their unmanned A160T Hummingbird program – known in military circles as the YMQ-18.  During a 45 day test program in Belize, one example crashed at the Central Farm airstrip there on 4th September. [see details] Only weeks ago on 28th July, another Hummingbird crashed... Read more

US military test Boeing A160 Hummingbird in Belize

US military test Boeing A160 Hummingbird in Belize

10-Aug-2010Source: Wired

The Boeing A160T Hummingbird was photographed in Belize, where it was test flying a tree-penetrating Darpa radar called FORESTER. Locals were given a heads-up thanks to a press release from the U.S. Embassy.... Read more

Boeing to transfer A160 work from California to Arizona

Boeing to transfer A160 work from California to Arizona

7-Aug-2010Source: Orange County Register

The Boeing Co. will close its A160 unmanned helicopter facility in Irvine by the end of 2011 and transfer the work to Mesa, Ariz.... Read more

Boeing moves A160T production to Arizona

Boeing moves A160T production to Arizona

30-Apr-2010Source: Arizona Republic

The East Valley’s aerospace industry got a boost Thursday with Boeing Co.’s announcement that production of its unmanned A160T Hummingbird helicopter has been moved to Mesa.... Read more

Boeing A160T Proves Resupply Capability for US Marines

Boeing A160T Proves Resupply Capability for US Marines

16-Mar-2010Source: Boeing

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2010 — The Boeing [NYSE: BA] A160T Hummingbird has successfully completed a cargo delivery demonstration under a U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory contract, proving the unmanned rotorcraft’s ability to resupply frontline troops in rough terrain. The Hummingbird met or exceeded all of the demonstration requirements during the tests, conducted March 9... Read more

Boeing A160T Unmanned Helicopter Flies With Foliage-Penetrating Radar in DARPA Tests

Boeing A160T Unmanned Helicopter Flies With Foliage-Penetrating Radar in DARPA Tests

15-Oct-2009Source: Boeing

The Boeing A160T Hummingbird unmanned helicopter successfully completed 20 test flights from Aug. 31 to Oct. 8 with the Foliage Penetration Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar (FORESTER). The tests, conducted at Fort Stewart, Ga., validated the radar-carrying A160T’s flight characteristics with more than 50 hours of flying time.... Read more

Boeing to Demonstrate A160T Unmanned Cargo Aircraft for US Marine Corps

Boeing to Demonstrate A160T Unmanned Cargo Aircraft for US Marine Corps

12-Aug-2009Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company received a $500,000 contract from the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory on Aug. 5 to demonstrate the company’s A160T (YMQ-18A) Hummingbird for the Marines’ Immediate Cargo Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration Program.... Read more

SOCOM to buy 20 updated Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird UAVs, previously known as the A160T

SOCOM to buy 20 updated Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird UAVs, previously known as the A160T

6-May-2009Source: Flightglobal

US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has confirmed plans to acquire 20 Boeing A160T Hummingbird unmanned helicopters to serve as a strike and surveillance aircraft from Fiscal 2012 to FY2017.... Read more

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