TAG: UAS

Interaerial Solutions 2016

October 11, 2016By

Intergeo 2014 in Berlin hosted a flight zone event for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business applications, which led to the 2015 debut in Stuttgart, Germany, of Interaerial Solutions as an integrated topic platform. For the first time, Interaerial Solutions will run as a free-standing UAS platform Oct. 11–13 during Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg. “Interaerial Solutions Expo. Forum. Flight Zone for UAS.” hosted by Hinte... read more

Insitu awarded $71 million Blackjack UAS contract by NAVAIR

June 23, 2016By
The RQ-21A is recovered with the flight recovery apparatus cable aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde after its first flight at sea. The tests were held in the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 10, 2013.

Insitu has been awarded a US$71 million follow-on contract to produce six RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial systems (UAS), with options for two more, from U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The RQ-21A Blackjack has significantly larger payload mass, volume and power than other small UAS currently being used in theater, according to Insitu, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. The system... read more

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FAA: Commercial drone use to take flight

June 21, 2016By
A Sensefly eXom UAV inspects a structure.

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives, the FAA said in a press release. “We are... read more

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Expert Opinions: UAV PNT commercial requirements

June 13, 2016By

Q: What different requirements for UAV PNT performance will be seen as the market shifts from a military focus to commercial uses and users? A: PNT accuracy, availability and assurance will increase in importance. UAV payloads for military applications routinely require precise PNT information to geolocate sensor data for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. High-end commercial applications for survey and... read more

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Septentrio expands in Europe by signing new partnership with Innovelec

May 24, 2016By
The AsteRx-m UAS by Septentrio.

Septentrio, a designer and manufacturer of GNSS solutions, has selected Innovelec as an authorized partner for GNSS positioning solutions in the United Kingdom and Europe. The new partnership will enable Septentrio’s products such as AsteRx-m UAS to meet the needs of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) customers in the European market, the company said. Based in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, Innovelec will... read more

European migrant crisis spurs UAS maritime surveillance testing

May 23, 2016By
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Maritime operations have been brought into focus in Europe by the unprecedented migrant crisis. As part of the response to this crisis, the EU border patrol agency Frontex is in the planning phase of adding remotely piloted aircraft to its existing portfolio of satellite and sensor technologies for monitoring vessel traffic and migrant flows. The AR5 Life Ray UAS, developed by... read more

Simulyze joins global group for UAS air traffic standards

May 17, 2016By
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Simulyze Inc., a provider of operational intelligence technology and applications that empower both federal and commercial organizations, today announced its participation as a founding member of the newly launched Global UTM (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management) Standardization Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The group’s founding members include regulators, air navigation service providers, drone manufacturers, drone operators, infrastructure service providers and... read more

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FAA tests FBI drone detection system at JFK

May 17, 2016By
Terminal 6 at JFK Airport. (Photo: New York Photo Gallery)

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its government partners are expanding research on ways to detect “rogue” drones around airports. Together, they are evaluating drone detection technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. Over the last two years, the FAA has received numerous reports from pilots and residents about unmanned aircraft systems — UAS, or “drones” — around some... read more