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Drone Aviation Awarded Contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat

Drone Aviation Awarded Contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical AerostatDrone Aviation Corp.

Drone Aviation Awarded Contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat from U.S. Department of Defense  US Government Customer Orders Additional Multi-Mission WASP Following Previous System Deployment  Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, today announced that it has received an order for its recently upgraded, multi-mission capable tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform (“WASP”) from an existing…

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AeroVironment Expands Blackwing UAS Program

AeroVironment Expands Blackwing UAS ProgramAeroVironment

AeroVironment Expands Blackwing UAS Program AeroVironment, a global leader in UAS for both military and commercial applications, announces the expansion of the Blackwing UAS program. This expansion comes after receiving a contract award from the United States Navy on September 29, 2017. The contract includes orders for multiple Blackwing vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits for a total value of $2,578,822….

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Aerial Chemical Detection System Testing Completed

Aerial Chemical Detection System Testing CompletedNevadaNano

Aerial Chemical Detection System Testing Completed By NevadaNano and University of Utah Robotics Center U.S. Army contract is extended to continue innovation in autonomy and chemical sensing NevadaNano, a developer of the Molecular Property Spectrometer gas sensing technology, announces its latest achievement award. According to the company’s website, the U.S. Army awarded the company, along with the University of Utah’s…

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DARPA Selects Mobile Force Protection

DARPA Selects Mobile Force ProtectionDARPA

DARPA Selects Mobile Force Protection DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program focuses on a challenge of increasing concern to the U.S. military. These concerns include countering the proliferation of small, fixed and rotor wing, unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). The advantages of these systems, which include portability, low cost, commercial availability, and easy upgradeability, pose an array of dangers for U.S. ground and maritime…

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The ThunderDrone Technology Demonstration

The ThunderDrone Technology DemonstrationSoftwerx

The ThunderDrone Technology Demonstration… Coming This Fall A news report found on AIN Online announced that the U.S. Air Force is in the process of planning a “ThunderDrone” technology demonstration. ThunderDrone is a focused technology innovation effort related to drones (sea, land, air, and space), tactical swarms, payloads (kinetic/non-kinetic), and their associated data science applications for the Special Operations community. “Basically it’s to…

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Cybersecurity Concerns Ground DJI Drones

Cybersecurity Concerns Ground DJI DronesDealerscope

Cybersecurity Concerns Ground DJI Drones In a memo obtained by sUAS News, the U.S. Army has ordered all units to discontinue their use of DJI built drones and other equipment. According to the memo, the U.S. Army Research Lab and U.S. Navy found that there are “operational risks” associated with the Chinese manufacturers equipment. The decision was apparently made in reference…

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Raytheon to Update Integrated Sensor Suite

Raytheon to Update Integrated Sensor Suite for Air Force Global Hawk UAV FleetDoD

Raytheon to Update Integrated Sensor Suite for Air Force Global Hawk UAV Fleet U.S. Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance experts are asking the Raytheon Co. to upgrade an electro-optical sensor suite in the RQ-4 Global Hawk long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Officials of the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $25.9 million contract Friday to the Raytheon Space and…

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The New Kratos UAV Heads To Production

Kratos UAV Heads To ProductionKratos

Kratos UAV Heads To Production Later This Year Kratos Receives $8 Million in Orders for Satellite Global Position Protection System According the the most recent release, it looks like the Kratos UAV is heading into the production phase. The Kratos Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is developed by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, a leading National Security Solutions provider. The company announced…

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Drone IED Simulator and Test Training Aid

Drone IED Simulator and Test Training Aid

The First and Only Available Drone IED Simulator and Test Training Aid Explotrain® LLC, a Florida based small business, is taking the defensive response to the emerging drone threat straight to the troops. The company is developing a realistic drone based IED simulation and training system. With the first and only functional drone and simulated IED integrated device, Explotrain is addressing the…

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