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Articles Tagged with ''unmanned''

RQ-21A Blackjack begins operational test phase

Aerospace & Defense
January 29, 2014

The Navy and Marine Corps' newest small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack began its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) in early January at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA.


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NV selected as UAV development center

December 30, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Nevada has been selected as one of six locations to be a center for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development in the United States. As a UAV development site, the most likely economic forecast shows that there could be thousands of jobs for UAS direct employees with an average wage of approximately $62,000; an estimated $2.5 billion in economic impact in present dollars; and an estimated $125 million in annual state and local tax revenue.


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X-47B operates aboard Theodore Roosevelt

November 12, 2013

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) conducted flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Nov. 10. 


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LONGBOW receives $92M LCCS award for U.S. Army's Apache helicopter

Aerospace & Defense
November 1, 2013

LONGBOW LLC, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, received a $92.8 million contract from the U. S. Army to provide Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) for LONGBOW programs on the AH-64D and AH-64E helicopters.


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Austrian Armed Forces select Cassidian Tracker UAS

International
October 28, 2013

The Austrian Ministry of Defence has ordered six Tracker mini unmanned air systems. This contract was won by Survey Copter in cooperation with the Kapsch Group.


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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy complete first arrested landing of a tailless UA aboard an aircraft carrier

Aerospace & Defense
July 11, 2013

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the U.S. Navy have completed the first arrested landing of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) carrier demonstration aircraft on the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).


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UAV market worth $8.3 B by 2018

June 26, 2013

According to a new market research report "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market (2013-2018)", authored by MarketsandMarkets, the total global UAV market (2013-2018) is expected to reach $8,351.1 million by 2018 with a CAGR of 3.30%.


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Raytheon to maintain U.S. Air Force Global Hawk ground elements

June 18, 2013

Raytheon Co. has been awarded a subcontract to provide contractor logistics support to the ground station elements for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Raytheon continues to support the Global Hawk mission, building on its 99.8 percent ground station availability to support the warfighters.


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Next-generation transponder successfully flies on board Triton

June 17, 2013

BAE Systems’ next-generation Identification Friend or Foe system reached a first – flying on board the MQ-4C Triton, a high altitude unmanned aircraft.


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Boeing team demonstrates expanded control of unmanned aircraft swarm

August 7, 2012

Boeing and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) have demonstrated that an operator on the ground, using only a laptop and a military radio, can command an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) "swarm." Despite limited flight training, the operator was able to connect with autonomous UAVs, task them and obtain information without using a ground control station.


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