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2010-03-26 12:49:57

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday that rival drone programs from nations like Iran are not a threat to coveted US drone technologies, which he hopes he can export to allies, despite legal setbacks, according to a Reuters report. Testifying at a Senate hearing, Gates said it should be in the US's best interest to try to help friendly nations get drone technology, despite the limitations on exports imposed by an international agreement. Gates added that other countries are very...

2010-03-03 07:50:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Recent European Commission-Sponsored Study Lists Border Security as the Top Civilian Requirement for UAVs European planners are increasingly looking towards the potential deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for civilian purposes. Various studies have long pointed to border patrol, forestry, fishing, search and rescue, etc. as appropriate and profitable uses for unmanned aircraft. Yet, opening the European...

2010-02-24 12:39:59

Reporters are invited to a media day in April to observe the first environmental science mission of NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Global Hawk Pacific 2010 mission, or GloPac, will involve a series of long-duration flights by the autonomously operated aircraft. The flights will travel over the Pacific Ocean south to the equator, west past Hawaii, and north into the Arctic. Ten instruments on the aircraft...

2010-02-01 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- While their rate of growth may decline somewhat, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue to be the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry, report Teal analysts in their latest integrated market analysis. Teal Group's 2010 market study estimates that UAV spending will more than double over the next decade from current worldwide UAV expenditures of $4.9 billion annually to $11.5 billion, totaling just over $80 billion in the next ten...

2010-01-26 09:00:00

DGI 2010 - LONDON, January 26 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionMap Ltd. today announced the commercial release of a Reconnaissance and Mapping System for Tactical UAVs (MIST). At just 10kg, the MIST payload can be carried by small tactical UAVs, providing performance that equals full size reconnaissance pods weighing more than 120kg. MIST provides extremely high quality color stereoscopic imagery at oblique and nadir angles, as well as highly accurate, automated mapping products. MIST systems...

2010-01-25 07:15:00

LAS CRUCES, N.M., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The UVS International General Assembly, which was held in Paris, France on January 12, 2010, elected its new Board of Directors for the years 2010 and 2011. Doug Davis, Global UAS Strategic Initiatives Director for New Mexico State University's Physical Science Laboratory (NMSU/PSL), was among those named to the board. At the first meeting of the new Board of Directors, which took place in Paris, France on January 13, 2010, the nomination of the...

2010-01-20 03:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Certificate of Authorization (COA) for the FH 500 UAV which is operated and built by Flint Hills Solutions, LLC. of Augusta, KS. AirStar is a major contributor to the FH 500 UAV production as the FH 500 is built on one of AirStar's gas helicopter platforms. The COA allows for safe operations at Crisis City, an emergency response training area in the NAS located in Kansas. Flint Hills...

2010-01-06 10:28:05

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has named David D. McBride director of the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. "David has done a terrific job as the acting Dryden director, and I am pleased he will be continuing as director," Bolden said. "David's expertise, leadership and flight research acumen will benefit NASA and the entire aerospace community." McBride will direct all aspects of facility management, strategy and operations at Dryden, one of...

2010-01-05 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has named David D. McBride director of the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "David has done a terrific job as the acting Dryden director, and I am pleased he will be continuing as director," Bolden said. "David's expertise, leadership and flight research acumen will benefit NASA and the entire aerospace...

2010-01-05 03:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Altitude has developed a 3D analysis software for geological surveys that has been written for Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) that provide an enhanced detail of stratification, faults and rock formations that are unattainable with fixed wing seismic surveys. Environmental engineers have been challenged with the need for greater predictability regarding sensitive ground waters, faults and construction of roads, bridges...