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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...

2009-12-11 07:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense companies that wish to claim a stake in the intensely competitive unmanned aircraft system (UAS) market will find the task challenging. Mature technologies, coupled with increasing consolidation, are making the UAS market a difficult space to enter. These challenges are not likely to hold back the market, especially with the Department of Defense's (DoD's) demand for UAS at an all-time high due to the ongoing war operations in Iraq and...

2009-10-15 10:00:00

GRAND FORKS, N.D., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (UND Aerospace), a world-renowned center for aerospace research, training and learning, is the first educational institution in the nation to offer an undergraduate major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations. The program addresses the increasing demand for qualified pilots and sensor operators in the rapidly growing field of UAS, high-altitude aircraft that are...

2009-06-16 03:00:00

YUMA PROVING GROUNDS, Ariz. and PARIS, June 16, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with its teammate XRDi, completed testing of its KillerBee unmanned aircraft system heavy fuel engine. KillerBee's purpose-built HFE is highly efficient and reliable compared with conventional gasoline engines converted to burn heavy fuels. The KillerBee UAS features a blended-wing body design and systems for launch, recovery and ground control on land and sea. It has the ability to insert...

2009-06-15 09:30:00

YUMA PROVING GROUNDS, Ariz., and PARIS, June 15, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) tested a miniature common datalink that enables the KillerBee unmanned aircraft system to operate on an open network architecture. "With a common datalink and an open architecture system, KillerBee can communicate with any sensor or shooter on the network," said Bob Francois, Raytheon Missiles System's vice president of Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems. "This provides incredible...

2009-05-05 09:00:00

Meets requirement for Small Tactical UAS-Tier II competition YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., May 5, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) KillerBee unmanned aircraft system demonstrated it can be recovered from a net on a moving platform, simulating an at-sea recovery. The KillerBee UAS features a blended-wing aircraft body design. It also has systems for land or sea launch, recovery and ground control. The unique design of KillerBee enables growth for future payloads and...

2009-01-20 06:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the U.S. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market, Frost & Sullivan presents General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year for its exceptional display of leadership and innovation. When GA-ASI's Predator UAS took its maiden flight in 1994, it started a revolution that changed the way wars will be fought for years to come. Today...

2008-02-28 17:29:32

LONDON (AP) -- Military experts have warned that terrorists could use unmanned drones in aerial attacks, saying robotics offered a frighteningly easy way to evade security. The know-how and materials for manufacturing lethal, improvised robots are easily available, according to experts at a conference Wednesday on robotics at the Royal United Services Institute, a 177-year-old forum on military affairs. "Sooner or later we're going to see a Cessna programmed to fly into a...


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