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Drone makers urge US to let them sell more overseas

2012-07-02
Drone makers urge US to let them sell more overseas
ByW.J. HENNIGANLos 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...

New Lower-Noise, Lower-Power Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit Completes MicroStrains GX3 Family

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

Australian UAV project targets emergency and other applications

2012-06-28
Australian UAV project targets emergency and other applications
Unmanned aircraft could provide vital intelligence to help Australian authorities fight natural disasters, such as the 2011 Queensland floods, thanks to a $7 million project underway in Brisbane. Project ResQu brings together the nation’s top aerospace experts from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Boeing Research & Technology-Australia, Boeing subsidiary Insitu Pacific and the CSIRO. Associate Professor Duncan Campbell, Director...

UAV Market Poised for Significant Growth Through 2020, Beyond Existing Military Applications

2012-06-27
UAV Market Poised for Significant Growth Through 2020, Beyond Existing Military Applications
New mission capabilities of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and new deployment applications have continued to push the market upward. Accurate market data and analysis will be essential to companies seeking to develop, deploy, support, and maintain UAVs on the global stage. With premium market research from the world’s leading publishers, Global Information Inc. helps businesses stay on the cutting...

Australian engineering company wins contract to supply new engine for pilotless military aircraft

2012-06-26
Australian engineering company wins contract to supply new engine for pilotless military aircraft
by Kevin Gomez An Australian engineering company has won a major contract to supply a new engine for a pilotless military aircraft, breaking new ground to overcome some of the limitations of other engines currently used in so-called ‘drones’. Perth-basedOrbital Corporationhas been contracted to supply its Heavy Fuel Engine (HFE) – nicknamed internally as ‘the Redback’ by Orbital staff...

DW: Use of drones on the rise in Germany

2012-06-25
DW: Use of drones on the rise in Germany
More businesses are using unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and research. While the technology is cost-efficient and practical, some are worried about its potential to violate privacy and data...

Clatsop Commissioners to hear presentation about UAS testing at Camp Rilea

2012-06-22
Clatsop Commissioners to hear presentation about UAS testing at Camp Rilea
Seaside Signal WARRENTON – The buzz at Camp Rilea is all about the Raven, a small unmanned aircraft that is designed to be an effective military intelligence tool. The...

INTRA Selects Infotron IT180 VTOL UAV for Nuclear Crisis Situations

2012-06-18
INTRA Selects Infotron IT180 VTOL UAV for Nuclear Crisis Situations
The IT180 vertical take-off and landing mini-drone made byINFOTRONhas been chosen by Groupe INTRA (French economic interest group: EDF–CEA–AREVA) to extend its range of robotic devices to be used in crisis situations in the nuclear sector. In case of...

Mercury Computer Systems Announces Highest Performing GPGPU-Based OpenVPX Module in Embedded Computing Industry

2012-06-14
Mercury Computer Systems Announces Highest Performing GPGPU-Based OpenVPX Module in Embedded Computing Industry
CHELMSFORD, Mass. – June 12, 2012 – Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mc.com), a trusted provider of commercially developed application-ready ISR and EW subsystems for defense prime...

Sagem Sperwer Mk II Tactical UAV to be used by French Army

2012-06-13
Sagem Sperwer Mk II Tactical UAV to be used by French Army
French defense procurement agency DGA has awarded Sagem (Safran group) a contract for five Sperwer Mk II drones, which will join the fleet of SDTI tactical drones already in...


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