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2011-04-07 07:20:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. John Purvis has been named President and CEO of AME Unmanned Air Systems (formerly AeroMech Engineering, Inc.). He succeeds Mr. Jay McConville, who will now serve as AME UAS's Chairman of the Board and as an Executive Vice President at ChandlerMay. These changes were announced by Mr. Jesse May, President and CEO of ChandlerMay. "Jay has done an excellent job leveraging AME UAS's already industry-leading capabilities to build a...

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2011-04-06 11:04:50

This week marks the first anniversary of the NASA Global Hawk project's initial science mission. On April 7, 2010, Global Hawk No. 872 took off from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for its first science foray over the Pacific Ocean in the Global Hawk Pacific 2010 - or GloPac - science campaign. Since that first science flight a year ago, NASA's Global Hawks have flown 12 science missions totaling 330 flight hours. The aircraft traveled more than 107,000...

2011-03-30 07:50:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AeroMech Engineering, Inc. (AME UAS), a ChandlerMay company and leading manufacturing firm supporting the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market, announced that it has opened a new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility at 125 Venture Drive in San Luis Obispo, CA. With this move, AME has doubled its production and engineering space, now occupying 78,000 square feet, with a mixture of office, labs, test stands, and production...

2011-03-01 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, report Teal analysts in their latest integrated market analysis. Teal Group's 2011 market study estimates that UAV spending will almost double over the next decade from current worldwide UAV expenditures of $5.9 billion annually to $11.3 billion, totaling just over $94 billion in the next ten years. (For further details and study...

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2011-02-11 11:19:49

They're called atmospheric rivers - narrow regions in Earth's atmosphere that transport enormous amounts of water vapor across the Pacific or other regions. Aptly nicknamed "rivers in the sky," they can transport enough water vapor in one day, on average, to flood an area the size of Maryland 0.3 meters (1 foot) deep, or about seven times the average daily flow of water from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. The phenomenon was the subject of a recent major emergency preparedness...

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2010-12-25 03:15:00

Officials from the international governing body for air sports records have confirmed that a solar-powered aircraft set a new standard for longest time spent in flight back in July. The UK-built Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) set a total of three records during its flight earlier this year, which officially clocked in at 336 hours, 22 minutes and eight seconds, according to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI). The Zephyr also set a new flight duration record for unmanned...

2010-12-16 07:10:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AeroMech Engineering, Inc. (AME) announces the successful first flight of the Fury® 1500 Small Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (STUAS). The successful hour-and-a-half flight occurred on November 30 at Hunter Liggett Airfield. This new version of the Fury® was developed at AME's UAS facility in San Luis Obispo, California. The Fury® is operated and controlled by AME's UAS Mission...

2010-12-02 07:40:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AeroMech Engineering, Inc. (AME), a leading engineering and manufacturing firm supporting the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market, announced today that it has signed a deal with Vachell Lane Properties, LLC to expand into new space at 125 Venture Drive in San Luis Obispo. The building was previously occupied by Dioptics, Inc. and offers 37,000 square feet of office and 79,000 square feet of high-bay warehouse space. AME will occupy...

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2010-11-22 05:55:00

China, working to catch up with the United States and Israel, is ramping up production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are being hailed as the future of military aviation, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Western defense officials were surprised to see some 25 different models of unmanned Chinese aircraft on display at last week's Zhuhai air show in China. It was a record number of UAVs for a country that unveiled its first concept UAVs only four years earlier...

2010-11-17 09:30:00

El SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A contract with a potential value of $66.9 million has been awarded to Wyle to provide program support to the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office. The new five-year task order is a follow-on contract to Wyle's Express Task Order from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command. The Wyle CAS Group support to the program office includes systems engineering and integration support, airspace management...


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