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2010-11-05 06:50:00

SAN LOUIS OBISPO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- John Purvis has been named Vice President of Small Tactical Unmanned Air Systems (STUAS) at AeroMech Engineering, Inc. (AME). The announcement was made today by Jay McConville, President and CEO of AME. In making the announcement, Mr. McConville said: "We are very pleased to have John Purvis on the AME Team. John is an experienced executive who knows how to develop and deliver complex ISR and IEW systems to our defense customers, and...

2010-09-16 06:50:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AeroMech Engineering, Inc. (AME) of San Luis Obispo, CA, teamed with prime contractor Barron Associates of Charlottesville, VA, are proud to announce the award of a new four-year contract through the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) valued at nearly $2.4 million. The work performed will leverage current AFRL Sense And Avoid (SAA) development. The Multi-Vehicle Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sense And Avoid (MUSAA) program will consist of...

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2010-09-16 07:32:00

Air Force Office of Scientific Research-sponsored researcher, Dr. Robert Wood of Harvard University is leading the way in what could become the next phase of high-performance micro air vehicles for the Air Force. His basic research is on track to evolve into robotic, insect-scale devices for monitoring and exploration of hazardous environments, such as collapsed structures, caves and chemical spills. "We are developing a suite of capabilities which we hope will lead to MAVs that exceed the...

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2010-09-01 12:50:00

An unmanned aircraft system guided by satnav has been developed within ESA's Business Incubation Centre to provide rapid monitoring of land areas and disaster zones. The planes have already helped Spanish farmers in Andalusia to fight land erosion. The German start-up company MAVinci has developed the new system that uses autonomous micro-air vehicles (MAVs) with a wingspan of less than two meters, to inspect land areas. "At the moment, the remote-sensing market uses mainly manned...

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2010-08-26 22:24:14

Use of morphing flight surfaces has enabled the development of an unmanned plane that can operate in extreme weather conditions. Cutting-edge avionics ensure a smooth flight for extended rescue and surveillance missions, while reducing risks to material and crews.The EUREKA E! 3931 ASARP project has developed a small and cheap-to-build unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) intended to cut the cost of maritime search-and-rescue missions and reduce risks to material and human lives. The seaplane uses...

2010-08-24 09:07:00

DENVER, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $5.1 million contract for additional Desert Hawk III unmanned aircraft vehicles. Desert Hawk III's improved payloads maximize target detection and recognition by providing 360-degree -- daytime and nighttime -- coverage in a common turret package. These latest generation payloads also include a Lockheed Martin-developed navigation system that delivers more refined target...

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2010-08-06 19:15:56

Eight high school students who participated in the INSPIRE internship program at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center this summer learned first-hand about the start-to-finish process of flight testing experimental aircraft.NASA Dryden controls and dynamics engineer Brian Taylor, who served as mentor to the INSPIRE interns, said the students modeled, tested, and analyzed the aerodynamic and mass properties of a large model aircraft called the Dryden Remotely Operated Integrated Drone "“...

2010-08-05 15:40:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tactical Air Defense Services, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TADF), an Aerospace/Defense Services contractor that offers air-combat training, aerial refueling, aircraft maintenance, disaster response services, and other Aerospace/Defense services to the United States and Foreign militaries and agencies, is pleased to announce that it has submitted a proposal for the purchase of 12 Dassault Mirage military aircraft to the government of a...

2010-08-04 14:34:00

VIENNA, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PIDSO and Schiebel, two Austrian high-tech companies, have partnered to work together on the CAMCOPTER® S-100. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 recently made a highly successful debut in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market, and is being distributed by Boeing in the United States. PIDSO will supply advanced lightweight antennas that will enhance the performance of the unmanned helicopter drones produced by Schiebel. These include...

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2010-07-24 06:40:00

The UK-built Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) took its place in history by becoming the first aircraft to stay afloat for 336 hours and 24 minutes. The solar-powered craft completed two weeks of non-stop flight above a U.S. Army range in Arizona before being ordered to land. The Qinetiq company that developed the Zephyr said the UAV had nothing to prove by staying in the air any longer. It broke all endurance records for an unpiloted vehicle before it landed on Friday. "We are just...


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