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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

Sikorsky achieves first autonomous Black Hawk formation flight

Sikorsky achieves first autonomous Black Hawk formation flight

20-Jul-2010Source: Sikorsky

The first flight of the Sikorsky Autonomous Formation Flying (AFF) system was carried out on June 4 by Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The demonstration used the Sikorsky AFF system implemented on the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate’s (AFDD) JUH-60A RASCALTM aircraft, flying... Read more

Fire Scout completes hot and high testing

Fire Scout completes hot and high testing

20-Jul-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

With the support of the United States Navy, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and its industry partners (Sikorsky/Schweizer, Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, FLIR Systems, Cubic, Kearfott, Rockwell-Collins, General Electric, Sierra Nevada, Telephonics, and L-3 Communications) today successfully completed a rigorous set of flight demonstrations of the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) in the United Arab... Read more

Piasecki and Carnegie Mellon Demonstrate Autonomous Helicopter Collision Avoidance & Landing Zone Selection System

Piasecki and Carnegie Mellon Demonstrate Autonomous Helicopter Collision Avoidance & Landing Zone Selection System

9-Jul-2010Source: Piasecki

Piasecki Aircraft Corp. and Carnegie Mellon University have developed and flight demonstrated a navigation/sensor system that enables full-size, autonomous helicopters to fly at low altitude while avoiding obstacles; evaluate and select suitable landing sites in unmapped terrain; and land safely using a self-generated approach path. Autonomous flight at low altitude and landing zone evaluation/selection is... Read more

Russian Helicopters develops a range of new generation unmanned rotorcraft

Russian Helicopters develops a range of new generation unmanned rotorcraft

30-Jun-2010Source: Russian Helicopters

At the 4th International Forum and Exhibition Unmanned Multipurpose Vehicle Systems – UVS-TECH 2010, held as part of Engineering Technologies 2010 that opens today in Zhukovsky,Russian Helicopters rotorcraft-manufacturing holding company showcases two perspective unmanned helicopters, Korshun and Ka-135. These models are designed under Russian Helicopters program on developing a broad spectrum of vertical take-off and... Read more

First Fire Scouts arrive FRC East

First Fire Scouts arrive FRC East

8-Jun-2010Source: US Navy

[Refers to April event, but web posted 4 June] Fleet Readiness Center East began its new role as one of the Navy’s depot repair points for the MQ-8B Vertical Take-off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle when it inducted its first two Fire Scouts, April 19. The Fire Scout is an unmanned helicopter that is... Read more

UK CAA approves new segregated airspace for unmanned aircraft

UK CAA approves new segregated airspace for unmanned aircraft

2-Jun-2010Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a request from the Ministry of Defence to establish additional segregated airspace for the use of Unmanned Aircraft operating from the Wiltshire aerodromes of Upavon and Boscombe Down. The new segregated airspace, designated as Danger Areas by the CAA, will be connected to the existing Salisbury Plain... Read more

Unmanned K-Max wins $2.9M US Army contract

Unmanned K-Max wins $2.9M US Army contract

28-May-2010Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) announced today that the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), has awarded a $2.9M contract to Kaman’s Helicopter Division. The contract will develop enhanced mission capabilities for the Unmanned K‑MAXâ helicopter. “Under the contract, Kaman Helicopters will be adding mission equipment to a test aircraft that... Read more

NLR to establish a competencies profile for UAV operators

NLR to establish a competencies profile for UAV operators

21-May-2010Source: NLR

The demand for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is rising, both nationally and internationally. Unmanned aircraft can, for instance, be used to monitor dikes, inspect borders and conduct surveillance operations for the police and military. For civilian use, UASs especially offer technical, economic and environmental advantages. During military or paramilitary missions, a UAS is a cost-effective... Read more

Northrop Grumman and Bell to develop unmanned 407 called Fire-X

Northrop Grumman and Bell to develop unmanned 407 called Fire-X

5-May-2010

Fire-X Adds Cargo, Range, Payload Capabilities to Proven Fire Scout Architecture U.S. war fighters will be able to keep tabs on their enemies for longer periods of time, communicate more easily with their commanders, and deliver more cargo to more remote locations using the new Fire-X medium-range vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) unveiled today by... Read more

Kaman Demonstrates Cargo Airdrop Flight Tests from Unmanned K-Max

Kaman Demonstrates Cargo Airdrop Flight Tests from Unmanned K-Max

4-May-2010Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq GS: KAMN), has proven in recent tests that the unmanned K-MAX helicopter can resupply troops with cargo airdropped by parachute. The tests add a new delivery method for the 6,000-pound power lifter, which Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman have successfully transformed into an unmanned aircraft... 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

Canada: Sylvan Lake police to put UAV helicopter into service

Canada: Sylvan Lake police to put UAV helicopter into service

29-Apr-2010Source: Alberta Local News

Sylvan Lake RCMP will be the first police force in the province to use a Draganfly helicopter and possibly the first RCMP detachment in the country to have recourse to the still- and video-camera wielding machines... Read more

Alpha Unmanned Systems presents its UV helicopters at Mexican security expo

Alpha Unmanned Systems presents its UV helicopters at Mexican security expo

25-Apr-2010Source: Defensa

Alpha Unmanned Systems exhibits two of its helicopter UAVs – Command and Sniper – at this week’s Security Expo 2010 in Mexico City... Read more

Shall we have a pilot today? Sikorsky Developing Optionally-Piloted Black Hawk

Shall we have a pilot today? Sikorsky Developing Optionally-Piloted Black Hawk

16-Apr-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is collaborating with the U.S. Army to develop an optionally piloted demonstrator Black Hawk helicopter, the company announced today from the AAAA Annual Convention. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) Sikorsky Innovations, Sikorsky Aircraft’s technology organization, is leading the development program. It plans to fly the optionally... Read more

Iran to present new unmanned helicopter on National Armed Forces Day

Iran to present new unmanned helicopter on National Armed Forces Day

13-Apr-2010Source: Trend

Iran will hold a parade on National Armed Forces Day April 18 with the participation of Iranian Air Force bombers and a new unmanned helicopter... Read more

Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust

Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust

10-Apr-2010Source: US Navy

During a routine test flight, a MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) supported its first drug interdiction with USS McInerney (FFG 8) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET) Apr. 3. McInerney launched one of its two embarked Fire Scout’s to test different functions and settings when... Read more

Indra Develops Unmanned Helicopter for Naval Missions

Indra Develops Unmanned Helicopter for Naval Missions

9-Apr-2010Source: Indra

Indra, with the support of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism along with the Ministry of Defence, started up an R&D project to develop an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) of rotary wings and with dual character, either for civil or defence fields. The system will be launched in 2012 and will be one of... Read more

UK CAA sets out guidelines on unmanned aircraft

UK CAA sets out guidelines on unmanned aircraft

7-Apr-2010Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today issued updated guidance on the use of unmanned aircraft, following recent legislative changes. The advice includes the new regulations affecting small, unmanned aircraft used for surveillance work. Small, unmanned aircraft are increasingly being used for commercial aerial work such as surveillance and data gathering, as well as... Read more

Vought to acquire Cyber Aerospace LLC

Vought to acquire Cyber Aerospace LLC

18-Mar-2010Source: Vought

Vought Defense Systems Corp. (Other OTC: VDSC) announced today that it has signed a contract to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of Cyber Aerospace, LLC, which is a designer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Systems which has provides services to law enforcement, military and commercial operation globally. Cyber Aerospace owns and operates http://www.cyberaerospace.com... 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 Launches Compact 3-D Imaging Camera after testing on AH-6 Little Bird

Boeing Launches Compact 3-D Imaging Camera after testing on AH-6 Little Bird

12-Mar-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has begun offering a new, compact, energy-efficient camera that provides three-dimensional images for military and commercial applications. Boeing Directed Energy Systems and wholly owned Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab have jointly developed the camera using their own research and development funding, and successfully tested it over the past two... Read more

New Unmanned Helicopter Design Would Investigate Nuclear Disasters

New Unmanned Helicopter Design Would Investigate Nuclear Disasters

9-Mar-2010Source: Space Daily

Students at Virginia Tech’s Unmanned Systems Laboratory are perfecting an autonomous helicopter they hope will never be used for its intended purpose.... Read more

Aerovel reveals Flexrotor long-range UAV with VTOL

Aerovel reveals Flexrotor long-range UAV with VTOL

2-Mar-2010Source: Aerovel

Husum, Washington 1 March 2010 – When a new airliner is ready for its public debut, it emerges from a giant hangar in a glitzy roll-out extravaganza. But when you have a very small aircraft and an equally small company, you have to think on a different scale. Tad McGeer, Aerovel’s president, recalls that “We... Read more

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout Deploys Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout Deploys Unmanned Ground Vehicles

27-Feb-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System (VUAS) demonstrated how the U.S. Army and other land forces could rely on its ability to ferry unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and other logistics items into combat zones during the Army’s recent Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) at Fort Benning, Ga. Fire Scout demonstrated how the... Read more

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

19-Feb-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully demonstrated that its MQ-8B Vertical Unmanned Aerial System (VUAS) can resupply U.S. or coalition troops deployed on a combat mission. The company conducted the autonomous proof-of-principle resupply capability during the current Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) at Fort Benning, Ga. AEWE gives soldiers a first-hand look at emerging technologies... Read more

Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

19-Feb-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully demonstrated that its MQ-8B Vertical Unmanned Aerial System (VUAS) can resupply U.S. or coalition troops deployed on a combat mission. The company conducted the autonomous proof-of-principle resupply capability during the current Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) at Fort Benning, Ga. AEWE gives soldiers a first-hand look at emerging technologies... Read more

Merseyside Police make first arrest using unmanned helicopter

Merseyside Police make first arrest using unmanned helicopter

18-Feb-2010Source: Merseyside Police

Thermal imaging technology has been used for the first time on the Force’s ‘drone’ or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to make an arrest. Two men suspected of stealing a Renault Clio in Bootle were tracked by the UAV, which is a remote-controlled aerial camera operated by a police officer on the ground, and after fleeing... Read more

Team K-MAX Demos Successful Unmanned Helicopter Cargo Resupply to USMC

Team K-MAX Demos Successful Unmanned Helicopter Cargo Resupply to USMC

8-Feb-2010Source: Kaman

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq: KAMN) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Marine Corps the capability of the Unmanned K-MAX® helicopter to resupply troops by unmanned helicopter at forward operating bases in Afghanistan. During a series of flights last week in subfreezing temperatures at the U.S. Army’s Dugway... Read more

Next in military technology: Unmanned Black Hawk?

Next in military technology: Unmanned Black Hawk?

2-Feb-2010Source: News Vine

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced a billion-dollar venture Monday that it hopes will respond to military demand for technology to fight two wars, including Black Hawk helicopters that can see and fly on their own.... Read more

Urban Aeronautics AirMule Completes First Phase of Flight Testing

Urban Aeronautics AirMule Completes First Phase of Flight Testing

11-Jan-2010Source: Urban Aeronautics

The AirMule (formerly MULE), a single-engine, VTOL Cargo and MedEvac UAS developed by Urban Aeronautics, Ltd, has successfully completed the first phase of its flight testing. This phase has consisted of autonomous hovers with the vehicle’s Fly-By-Wire control system providing the necessary auto-stabilization in all three rotational axes of the vehicle (Pitch, Roll and Yaw).... Read more

US Army Unmanned Aircraft Program Grows to Support Demand

US Army Unmanned Aircraft Program Grows to Support Demand

11-Jan-2010Source: US DoD

WASHINGTON — Discussions about the Army’s use of unmanned systems in the combat theater are likely to focus on bomb-detecting robots and ground vehicles able to navigate through hazardous terrain. Chances are the discussion won’t immediately go to one of the fast-growing fields in the Army: unmanned aircraft systems. These systems, operated at the tactical... Read more

Canada experimenting with unmanned helicopters

Canada experimenting with unmanned helicopters

11-Jan-2010Source: Canadian Press

The aim of the project by Canada’s defence research branch, launched last fall, is to improve on the current generation of remote-controlled devices designed for the battlefield.... Read more

MQ-8B Fire Scout Demonstrates Interoperability With the Army's One System(TM) Remote Video Terminal

MQ-8B Fire Scout Demonstrates Interoperability With the Army's One System(TM) Remote Video Terminal

9-Jan-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) land-based MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System, designated P7, successfully demonstrated interoperability with the Army’s One System(R) Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., the week of November 23. Fire Scout’s OSRVT demonstration illustrates its readiness to support Brigade Combat Teams. Designed and produced by AAI Corporation,... Read more

Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Fire Scout Completes Successful Maritime Sensors Demonstration

Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Fire Scout Completes Successful Maritime Sensors Demonstration

22-Dec-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

Fire Scout was equipped with the Telephonics’ radar and FLIR Electro Optical Infrared system, and highlighted the versatility of the unmanned helicopter’s modular payload architecture and its flexibility in integrating off-the-shelf payloads.... Read more

Schiebel and Boeing demo Camcopter for psychological operations role

Schiebel and Boeing demo Camcopter for psychological operations role

17-Dec-2009Source: Scheibel

Schiebel recently conducted, in cooperation with Boeing, a demonstration for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, integrating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 and ground unmanned systems for psychological operation missions in-theatre.... Read more

Schiebel signs Camcopter contract with French military

Schiebel signs Camcopter contract with French military

2-Dec-2009Source: Scheibel

Following the success with the first UAS ever to fly at the Paris Air Show in June 2009, Schiebel has now won a contract with the Direction générale de l’armement (DGA).... Read more

World's smallest controllable single-winged rotorcraft mimics maple seed design

World's smallest controllable single-winged rotorcraft mimics maple seed design

23-Oct-2009Source: The Engineer

Aerospace engineering graduate students at the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering have mimicked the design of the maple seed, or samara fruit, to create the world’s smallest controllable single-winged rotorcraft.... 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

Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter to be displayed in Army & Police Exhibition in Tel Aviv

Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter to be displayed in Army & Police Exhibition in Tel Aviv

11-Oct-2009Source: Jerusalem Post

Developed by Steadicopter, the Black Eagle 50 mini rotary UAV is just over two meters long and can carry a minimal payload of 3 kg. The unmanned helicopter can stay in the air for up to three hours and reach altitudes of 9,000 feet. It can transmit footage back to a command center from distances... Read more

Kaman Receives U.S. Marine Corps Contract to Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Delivery

Kaman Receives U.S. Marine Corps Contract to Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Delivery

4-Sep-2009Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace Corporation has received an $864,000 contract from the U.S. Marine Corps on behalf of Team K-MAX to demonstrate the ability of the Unmanned K-MAX(R) helicopter to deliver cargo to troops in extreme environments and at high altitudes... Read more

US Army demos VUIT-2 software integration on Kiowa Warrior

US Army demos VUIT-2 software integration on Kiowa Warrior

2-Sep-2009Source: Rotorhub

The US Army’s aviation directorate says that it has now carried out initial software integration for the video from unmanned aircraft systems for interoperability teaming (VUIT-2) system aboard a Boeing OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter as part of plans for a fleet role out aboard that aircraft type.... Read more

Team K-MAX Receives US Marine Corps Contract To Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Delivery

Team K-MAX Receives US Marine Corps Contract To Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Delivery

13-Aug-2009Source: Lockheed Martin

Kaman Aerospace Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps on behalf of Team K-MAX to demonstrate the ability of the Unmanned K-MAX® helicopter to deliver cargo to troops in extreme environments and at high altitudes. Kaman will award a subcontract to Lockheed Martin to integrate a beyond line of sight data link... Read more

Boeing and Schiebel to Pursue UAS Opportunities in With Camcopter S-100

Boeing and Schiebel to Pursue UAS Opportunities in With Camcopter S-100

12-Aug-2009Source: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=786

The Boeing Company and Schiebel Industries AG of Austria today announced they have signed a teaming agreement to pursue marketing and support opportunities for Schiebel’s S-100 CAMCOPTER... 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

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy Unmanned Fire Scout Nears Operational Evaluation

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy Unmanned Fire Scout Nears Operational Evaluation

11-Aug-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developedMQ-8B Fire Scout VTUAV recently completed flight tests aboard the USS McInerney. This is part of a series of shipboard evaluations leading to Operational Evaluation (OpEval) scheduled for this fall.... Read more

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Aircraft Provided a Real-time Video Feed

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Aircraft Provided a Real-time Video Feed

16-Jul-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

A Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) testing in the U.S. provided a real-time video feed of electro-optical/ infrared sensor (EO/IR) imagery to participants at the Paris Air Show recently.... Read more

Camcopter becomes first UAV ever to fly at Paris Air Show

Camcopter becomes first UAV ever to fly at Paris Air Show

4-Jun-2009Source: Scheibel

The CAMCOPTER® S-100 will be the first-ever Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to fly as part of the official flight displays at this year’s 100 year anniversary of “Salon du Le Bourget” from June 15 to 19.... 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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