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AeroVironment Inc. announced that a recent outdoor test flight of a solar-powered prototype version of the company’s proven Puma AE™ small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), operating with the company’s newest long-endurance battery, lasted 9 hours, 11 minutes – significantly longer than the flight endurance of small UAS being used in the field today. AeroVironment is working with Alta Devices, a Sunnyvale, CA company that provides flexible, portable power that can be embedded into any other material, in the development of the solar Puma AE.
Cassidian has developed a flexible airborne ground surveillance radar, which can be deployed on a variety of manned and unmanned platforms for the detection of ground and sea targets.
With today’s launch of the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force continue to expand the advanced WGS communications network that serves the U.S. Department of Defense and its international partners, including the Australian Defence Force.
Indrahas won a contract to install its satellite communication systems in the T-404 logistical support ships of the Elbe class of the German Navy. The contract, which runs for three years, includes the manufacture, installation, testing and training of the ships' crews.