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Bloomberg: Pentagon Seeks More Afghan Surveillance Drones In Shift

2012-07-03
Bloomberg: Pentagon Seeks More Afghan Surveillance Drones In Shift
By Tony Capaccio The Pentagon is seeking congressional approval to shift as much as $641 million in funding for intelligence and surveillance to priorities such as expanding Afghanistan operations of a Boeing...

Estonian Feanor tests some ideas for anti-jamming systems for UAVs

2012-07-03
Estonian Feanor tests some ideas for anti-jamming systems for UAVs
This is interesting if only that it is peppered with the correct terms for hobby based systems. Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/Technology/?doc=59649 Feanor OU (Estonia) is testing some ideas...

AF Planning $782M Northrop UAV Payload Award

2012-07-03
AF Planning $782M Northrop UAV Payload Award
The U.S. Air Force is planning to award Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a $782,515,497 contract modification to continue operating communications payloads in both manned and unmanned aircraft. According to a FedBizOpps post dated June 21, the potential contract value would go from $874,381,561 to $1,656,897,058 total, including options. Contract work to operate the Battlefield Airborne Communications Nodes would begin in June 2012 and continue through...

Drone makers urge US to let them sell more overseas

2012-07-02
Drone makers urge US to let them sell more overseas
By W.J. HENNIGAN Los Angeles Times Despite concerns about U.S.-made drones ending up in enemy hands, American military contractors are lobbying the government to loosen export restrictions and open up foreign...

Legitimate Stakeholders Get Left Out of Public Rulemaking Process.

2012-07-02
Legitimate Stakeholders Get Left Out of Public Rulemaking Process.
timely and relevant read for those of us would be small business, and academic stakeholders, as well as the public at large. It was my sincere hope that...

Feds cite Marin County men over drone helicopter flight at Alcatraz

2012-07-02
Feds cite Marin County men over drone helicopter flight at Alcatraz
By Gary Klien Marin Independent Journal Two Marin County men were cited by federal authorities over a drone helicopter buzzing around Alcatraz Island, the National Park Service reported. The operator of the remote-controlled helicopter, which is equipped with high-definition cameras,...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

2012-06-29
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Manufacturing industry is growing. The benefits of unmanned drones combined with various military and civilian needs have created favorable conditions for drone manufacturers during the past...

New Lower-Noise, Lower-Power Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit Completes MicroStrain’s GX3® Family

2012-06-29
New Lower-Noise, Lower-Power Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit Completes MicroStrain’s GX3® Family
MicroStrain’s newest in the family of inertial sensors – the 3DM-GX3®-15 Inertial Measurement Unit and Vertical Gyro – offers users who do not need magnetometers  a lower cost, lower power...

Fallin to discuss unmanned systems research

2012-06-29
Fallin to discuss unmanned systems research
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin and state leaders are expected to make an announcement about the future of research and development of unmanned aerial systems in Oklahoma. Fallin will join Secretary of Science and Technology Steve McKeever and Adjutant General Myles Deering on Thursday at the state Capitol to discuss the industry. Fallin and a delegation of Oklahoma business...

In short term, Grey Eagle trades reliability for capability

2012-06-28
In short term, Grey Eagle trades reliability for capability
By C. Todd Lopez WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 27, 2012) — The Army’s MQ-1C Grey Eagle program is under its estimated budget, and is also meeting expected availability...