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Unmanned Systems companies AAI and AME form alliance

Unmanned Systems companies AAI and AME form alliance

AME Unmanned Systems, a Chandler/May, Inc. company, and AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the two companies have entered into a strategic alliance agreement regarding unmanned systems development. “AAI and Chandler/May have enjoyed a long, successful working relationship for several years,”… Read more »

Source: AAI, 22-Aug-11

Aerovel’s Flexrotor UAV demonstrates transition between hover and wing-borne cruise

Aerovel’s Flexrotor UAV demonstrates transition between hover and wing-borne cruise

On Friday Aerovel’s Flexrotor demonstrated transition between hover and wing-borne cruise, capabilities which allow it to combine VTOL with range of more than 3000 km and endurance exceeding a day and a half.  Aerovel’s president, Tad McGeer, explains that “transition requires a climb, pitch-over, dive, and zoom, so we entered the new regime with a… Read more »

Source: Aerovel, 22-Aug-11

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Aeronautics selects CAE as preferred simulation provider for UAS

Aeronautics selects CAE as preferred simulation provider for UAS

CAE and Aeronautics, a leading manufacturer and supplier of unmanned systems, announced today at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) annual forum that the two companies have signed a strategic teaming agreement making CAE the preferred simulation and mission training solution provider for Aeronautics unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The first phase of this… Read more »

Source: CAE, 22-Aug-11

Teal Group forecasts World UAV systems market to nearly double by 2020

Teal Group forecasts World UAV systems market to nearly double by 2020

Teal Group Director, Corporate Analysis Philip Finnegan, will present this and other Teal Group UAV market findings, during the panel discussion on “Emerging Market Trends According to the Experts” taking place Friday morning, 10:30 AM to 12 Noon, 19 August, at the Walter Washington Convention Center. Other experts joining Mr. Finnegan on the “Emerging Market… Read more »

Source: Teal Group, 21-Aug-11

Boeing demonstrates ‘swarm’ reconnaissance with UAVs

Boeing demonstrates ‘swarm’ reconnaissance with UAVs

Boeing announced the successful autonomous communications and operation of dissimilar unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in flight tests over the rugged terrain of eastern Oregon. The July 7-10 mission used two ScanEagles manufactured by Boeing subsidiary Insitu and one Procerus Unicorn from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). The UAVs communicated using a Mobile… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 21-Aug-11

IAI to unveil Ghost UAV at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems event

IAI to unveil Ghost UAV at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems event

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will present the GHOST, an innovative, small hovering unmanned platform at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America , August 16-19, in Washington, DC. GHOST weighs approximately 4 kg (9 lbs), and provides real-time intelligence to ground forces operating in urban areas. GHOST is equipped with an automatic vertical takeoff & landing system… Read more »

Source: IAI, 10-Aug-11