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2011-10-06 07:30:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AME Unmanned Air Systems (AME UAS) announced today another successful flight of the Fury® 1500 Special Mission Unmanned Aerial System. This new version of the Fury® was developed at AME's UAS facility in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The Fury® is operated and controlled by AME's UAS Mission Management software, SharkFin®. The 14.2-hour flight solidifies the Fury's...

2011-10-03 18:17:00

BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it has concluded the second phase of a landmark trial conducted in partnership with Murdoch University that aims to determine if unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are a cost-effective, capable alternative to manned assets for surveying marine mammals. During the two-week operation, Insitu Pacific's ScanEagle UAS captured up to 3,000 images of humpback whales...

2011-08-18 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is developing a service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework capable of providing unmanned aircraft systems with a mechanism that enables rapid integration of weapons and sensors. The SOA framework on a UAS is analogous to the hardware and operating system used by a tablet computer. A domain manager is analogous to a computer application. In this case, the framework provides the necessary infrastructure while the...

2011-08-16 07:35:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. and HUNT VALLEY, Md., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AME Unmanned Systems, a ChandlerMay, Inc. company, and AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, announced today that the two companies have entered into a strategic alliance agreement regarding unmanned systems development. "AAI and ChandlerMay have enjoyed a long, successful working relationship for several years," says President and Chief Executive Officer...

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2011-08-08 13:50:00

The Federal Administration Aviation (FAA) is investigation publications run by News Corp. for the use allaged of drones by its iPad application publication The Daily. FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said that her agency is investigating whether The Daily's use of "unmanned aerial systems" violates FAA regulations. The Daily broadcasted footage of Alabama after it was flattened by storms, and UAS Vision reported that the publication owns a MicroDrone MD4-1000. Commercial operators typically need...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

BINGEN, Wash., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insitu Inc. announced today that it has introduced the Inceptor small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), which will provide the public safety market with real-time video and stable, high-resolution imagery. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110804/SF47197) The short-range tactical rotorcraft system can be available when first responders need it. Inceptor's compact size fits in the trunk of a car and is easy to launch and recover in almost...

2011-06-09 07:05:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChandlerMay's UAS Division recently delivered the 300th Ground Control Station (GCS) subsystem to AAI Corporation. ChandlerMay's UAS division builds major subsystems for the Army's One System® Ground Control Station (OSGCS), which flies several Unmanned Air Systems including AAI's very successful Shadow® TUAS (Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System). The One System® and its earlier variants...

2011-05-17 07:35:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AME Unmanned Air Systems (AME UAS), a ChandlerMay company, announces the release of SharkFin® Basic UAS mission planning software. SharkFin® Basic is a STANAG 4586 compliant, multi-vehicle, Core UAV Control System (CUCS), which also gives full UAV three-dimensional situational awareness. SharkFin® provides interfaces and information so that UAS mission operators can plan and...

2011-04-22 06:40:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AME Unmanned Air Systems (AME UAS) announces the successful first flight of the Fury® 1500 Small Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (STUAS) powered by a heavy-fuel engine. The successful flight occurred April 5 at the Fort Hunter Liggett range on California's central coast. This latest upgrade to the Fury®, developed at AME UAS's facility in San Luis Obispo, CA, significantly increases the capability...

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...