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Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters can work together

Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters can work together

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing person, and bring that person to safety. “When lives are at risk, advanced human-machine teams can complete dangerous missions without… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 16-Nov-16

Aurora Flight Sciences awarded $15M more for UH-60 ALIAS program

Aurora Flight Sciences awarded $15M more for UH-60 ALIAS program

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, has been awarded a $15,350,660 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00003) to exercise the Phase II Option of previously awarded HR0011-15-C-0027 for the Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Phase II will focus on refinement of the overall ALIAS system, risk reduction, demonstration of rapid installation time, and more in-flight demonstrations…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Optionally Piloted Helicopters Market 2015: Why the industry should consider investing

Optionally Piloted Helicopters Market 2015: Why the industry should consider investing

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n2wz2v/optionally) has announced the addition of the “Optionally Piloted Helicopters ” report to their offering. The rise of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is shaking the aviation industry, including the helicopter segment. Recent research programs in North America and Europe have been looking at integrating unmanned aerial technology with existing helicopter capabilities, hence… Read more »

Source: OPH, 19-Feb-15

AgustaWestland demonstrates Unmanned/Optionally-Piloted helicopter

AgustaWestland demonstrates Unmanned/Optionally-Piloted helicopter

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the completion of a demonstration of its Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial System / Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) to the Italian Ministry of Defence. The trials were conducted to evaluate modern remote controlled rotorcraft technology and its potential to provide enhanced capabilities for the Italian armed forces in the future. Under the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Jul-14

FAA creates new type of experimental certificate

FAA creates new type of experimental certificate

On Tuesday March 25th, SARA, the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, reached yet another milestone as the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) granted a new type of experimental certificate – Optionally Piloted Vehicle Experimental Certificate for the aircraft. The event was a key step in the process as SARA makes her way to full autonomous flight. Members… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Apr-14

Optionally-Piloted Black Hawk makes successful first flight

Optionally-Piloted Black Hawk makes successful first flight

In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk (OPBH) Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Apr-14

Sikorsky’s Matrix™ Technology Program Launches Phase 2 of Flight Test Activities

Sikorsky’s Matrix™ Technology Program Launches Phase 2 of Flight Test Activities

Sikorsky Aircraft’s Matrix™ Technology autonomy research program has progressed to the second phase of flight test activities with the installation of advanced sensors that will allow the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) to conduct real-time perception work. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). SARA – an S-76® commercial helicopter outfitted with… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Feb-14

PZL-Świdnik exhibits SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH at MSPO 2013

PZL-Świdnik exhibits SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH at MSPO 2013

PZL-Świdnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, is showcasing the SW-4 Solo Rotorcraft Unmanned Air System/Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) at MSPO 2013 in Kielce, Poland, demonstrating the Company’s potential in the European aviation sector, where the remotely piloted and unmanned aircraft are becoming synonymous with state-of-the-art technology.Nicola Bianco, Managing Director, PZL-Świdnik SA said, “We are pleased to… Read more »

Source: PZL Swidnik, 03-Sep-13

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Sikorsky unveils Matrix™ Technology to Advance VTOL Autonomy

Sikorsky unveils Matrix™ Technology to Advance VTOL Autonomy

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has unveiled a major research program — designated MATRIX™ Technology — to develop, test and field systems and software that will improve significantly the capability, reliability and safety of flight for autonomous, optionally piloted, and piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. In collaboration with… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Aug-13

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Sikorsky unveils new Matrix autonomy technology

Sikorsky unveils new Matrix autonomy technology

The company plans to formally introduce the technology at the AUVSI conference Aug. 12 in Washington, D.C. – see full story HeliHub.com editor note – The S76B in photo in the Defense News article is registered N760PV.  Seven Six Zero Papa Victor.  Sikorsky hopes we all read this as Seven Six Oscar Papa Victor, but… Read more »

Source: Defense News, 09-Aug-13

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Scion UAS completes first flight of SA-400 optionally piloted helicopter

Scion UAS completes first flight of SA-400 optionally piloted helicopter

Scion UAS completed the first test flights of the production SA-400 Jackal. The first flight comes after extensive flight tests of the prototype helicopter and shortly after receiving a special airworthiness certificate for experimental research and development for the optionally piloted SA-400 helicopter. The SA-400 Jackal is a turbine powered vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)… Read more »

Source: Scion UAS, 07-Aug-13

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AgustaWestland unveils optionally-piloted SW4 “Solo”

AgustaWestland unveils optionally-piloted SW4 “Solo”

PZL-Åšwidnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, will attend MSPO 2012 (Kielce, Poland – 3/6 September) exhibiting latest technology in rotorcraft confirming its leading role in the vertical lift sector. The company will be displaying a new generation AW149 twin engine multirole military helicopter together with  the prototype of the SW-4 RUAS/OPH (“Solo”) single engine rotorcraft unmanned… Read more »

Source: PZL-Åšwidnik, 04-Sep-12

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