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Telephonics to Equip US Navy FireScouts with SAR/GMTI Radars

Telephonics Corporation will deliver nine AN/ZPY-4(V)1 multi-mode maritime surveillance radars to equip the US Navy’s MQ-8B with improved night/adverse weather surveillance capability.

AeroVironment to Market Cybaero VTUAVs in the US

CybAero APID 60 'Tier II' unmanned Vertical Take off and Landing Unmanned Aerial System (VTUAV). Aerovironment now plans to market this system in the US, positioning it to fulfil new requirements for responsive ISR in support of land and naval forces. Photo: CybAero
US UAV company AeroVironment pursue VTUAV opportunities in US and NATO, teaming with the Swedish company CybAero to market medium-weight unmanned helicopters.

OPTIMUS to Extend UAV Autonomy, Under Human Supervisory Control

A UAV autonomy technology developed under an ONR contract will enable aircraft to operate under supervisory control - a human operator will interact with the system at a high level while low level control is left to the automation.

Rheinmetall Airborne Systems Unveils Hybrid UAV Design at ILA

The X1 hybrid airborne system, currently in a concept development phase in Rheinmetall Airborne Systems and Swiss UAV, will combine the capabilities of a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft, thus lending itself to a wide variety of missions.

New Datalink for the New MQ-8C Firescout

Cubic Defense Applications is developing a new multiband digital data link system for the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.Cubic is developing the new datalink under a $3.7 million contract awarded by the MQ-8C prime contractor Northrop Grumman.

MLB/AAI Team to Build Long-Endurance Vertical Takeoff And Landing (VTOL) Tier...

The US Air Force selected a team headed by UAV makers MBL, AAI, and Brigham Young University, to develop a vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle meeting Tier II size, weight and performance (SWAP).

The U.S. Navy Orders Longer Endurance Fire Scouts

The U.S. Navy is ordering eight enhanced unmanned helicopters to be delivered by Northrop Grumman under the designation MQ-8C Fire Scout Endurance program. The Navy plans to deploy 28 such helicopters.

Unmanned Systems Unveils the Orca Tip-jet UAV at Dubai 2012

The Swiss company Unmanned Systems is showing a model of its Orca rotary-wing unmanned air vehicle at the Dubai 2011 Airshow. The Orca employs a revolutionary tip-jet propulsion method that not only improves performance in many key areas, but also overcomes many of the operational problems encountered with conventional propulsion methods

Aeryon Scout provides the Missing Link Between Rebels, NATO

While NATO countries fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) high above Libya, providing vital intelligence to NATo air forces, imagery was made available to directly...

IAI Unveils the Ghost – a Miniature UAV For Special Operations

IAI Malat is unveiling the Ghost and Mini Panther, two new vertical take-off and landing miniature unmanned vehicles currently undergoing test flights, both are...

Wescam Provides a New EO/IR Payload for the Camcopter

Schiebel and L3 have tested the S-100 Camcopter Vertical take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) equipped with L3's Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payload. The first flight was performed in Austria.

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company offering aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide....

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a division of the Boeing Company focused on the military market. Its activities combine manned and unmanned airborne capabilities, intelligence...

Fire-X Helicopter Accomplishes First Autonomous Flight

Fire-X, a vertical unmanned air system (VUAS) developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Bell Helicopter, a Textron company (NYSE:TXT), completed its first fully...

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