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2011-02-25 22:58:53

Successfully taking a small radio receiver intended for space applications and creating a full-featured radio frequency system, initially designed for a Marine Corps unmanned aircraft, would not have been possible without the integrated effort of three naval entities. The Software Reprogrammable Payload (SRP), a collaborative effort between the Office of Naval Research, the Naval Research Laboratory and Marine Corps aviation, is currently targeted for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system...

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...

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...

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...

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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2010-07-23 06:10:00

Unmanned drones, remote-controlled military aircraft designated to play a vital role in combat, took the spotlight at the Farnborough air show this week. Aerospace manufacturers at Farnborough reported brisk sales last year because NATO forces in Afghanistan are already using unmanned aircrafts for intelligence gathering. Companies and analysts said they expect sales of drones to slow less than in other defense aviation sections despite defense budgets worldwide being tightened due to...

2010-06-15 07:20:00

SAN DIEGO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Forging a better connection between human and machine has long been the inspiration for internationally acclaimed industrial designer Vladymir Rogov. With his latest success, he faced the challenge of improving the interface between Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), one of the military's most strategic tools, and the human pilots that translate their captured data. Rogov's breakthrough LCD display system forever changes the way human hands interact with...

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...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'