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2014-05-13 12:22:26

BRISBANE, Australia, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., today announced it recently conducted a successful demonstration for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) using the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The demonstration took place in January over the Wollemi National Park, 150 km northwest of Sydney, where fires have burned more than 35,000 hectares of bushland since December 2013. Insitu Pacific...

2014-05-13 12:21:50

NTS Pods Have Flown on Large and Small UAVs CALABASAS, Calif. and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS), the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection and certification solutions in the United States, announced today that its Engineering Services Group has signed a $1.4 million contract to design and build a series of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) payload pods for Logos Technologies of Fairfax,...

2014-05-13 12:21:37

GRAND FORKS, N.D., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, North Dakota aerospace and aviation leaders are in Orlando, Fla. for the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2014 conference. As one of the six Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) designated test sites for integrating UAS into national airspace, the delegation will be at the show to discuss how the nation's first operational unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test site is advancing research and supporting businesses in this...

2014-05-13 08:40:00

With extensive expertise in serving the unmanned industry for more than a decade, FreeWave volunteers to help the special committee create the standards ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --- AUVSI 2014 (Booth #1227) -- FreeWave Technologies, Inc. (www.freewave.com), an innovator of industrial-grade, secure M2M wireless networking solutions, announced its participation in Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) Special Committee 228...

2014-05-13 08:22:03

Processing and communications support comes in small, rugged package ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To increase expeditionary capabilities in its long endurance Group 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently fielded its newest Expeditionary Ground Control Station, or "xGCS" ®, for use with the Fury UAS. Following its development and manufacturing in Huntsville, Ala., xGCS shipped and was integrated with Fury in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The...

2014-05-13 08:20:36

ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kutta Technologies, Inc has unveiled its new Unified Ground Control Station (UGCS) DO-178 based software today at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) trade show in Orlando, FL. The STANAG 4586 Level 5 (LOI-5) Ground Control Station (GCS) meets NATO STANAG and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) interoperability profiles, and has been designed to the Unmanned Control Segment Working Group (UCS-WG) architecture....

2014-05-12 16:21:33

CANBERRA, Australia, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is collaborating with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, to study airworthiness requirements for operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO The collaboration involves developing solutions for safely and efficiently operating UAS in all airspace environments with a particular focus on larger...

2014-05-12 16:21:01

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Malibu Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has received orders totaling more than $6 million for advanced antenna products for an international customer. CPI Malibu Division is supplying this customer with single-axis and dual-axis Ku-band ground and airborne data links to support multiple unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms for a NATO country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060426/CPILOGO Data...

2014-05-12 12:35:48

Parrot Bebop Drone, the ultra-light drone with a full HD camera digitally stabilized on its 3-axis! PARIS, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Bebop Drone, Parrot demonstrates its technological expertise and confirms its commitment to the civil drone market. The Bebop Drone is a super-high-tech leisure quadricopter with features of a professional one! Equipped with a 14 mega pixels fish-eye camera, the Parrot Bebop Drone takes video and pictures of the world in a 180-degree field with...

Drones For The Consumer Market: Parrot Unveils UAV With HD Camera
2014-05-12 10:49:37

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the use of drones by the government has been a controversial issue, some in the private sector apparently see the sky is truly the limit for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market. On Sunday consumer drone maker Parrot announced that it had developed a UAV that is equipped with a Full HD video camera -- and it could even be controlled with virtual reality technology. The Bebop drone's 14-megapizel camera system sports image...


Latest Unmanned aerial vehicle Reference Libraries

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
2013-09-24 15:48:13

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

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