Do your Unmanned Newsletter - Week 2, August 2011

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Its been a busy week for the Unmanned community with press releases, news, seminars and new vehicle demonstrations published daily from AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011. Take a look at some of the news featured over the last few days below:


Marines train on UGV for future convoys

Washington DC, USA – Next week, in a test area just east of Pittsburgh, six Marines will learn to control an unmanned ground vehicle that may represent the future for…


    


Northrop’s second X-47B UCAV nearing flight

The second Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS) is scheduled to hold its first engine-on tests on August 21, followed shortly by taxi tests and a first…


    


Phantom Ray paused by Boeing after only two test flights

Boeing has ended the scheduled flight test program for the self-funded Phantom Ray unmanned combat air systems (UCAS) demonstrator after two sorties, although it had originally planned 10. Boeing is…


    


Saab’s Skeldar UAV hits the market

After about seven years of development, Saab says its Skeldar V-200 unmanned helicopter is ready for the market in both maritime and land-based flavors. Saab has identified a potential early…


   


Navy plans to arm Fire Scout UAV

The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle may soon head to sea with a major upgrade: air-to-surface missiles. The Navy’s drone helicopter, which recently finished its second deployment, will start…


 


MAV6 selects Rockwell Collins for Blue Devil Block II UAV program

Washington DC, USA – Rockwell Collins is playing a key role on the U.S. Air Force Blue Devil Block II unmanned aerial system (UAS) by providing a full suite of…


 


Government spending on unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) set in rise

Unmanned Ground Vehiciles (UGV’s) are being called on more and more to carry out an increasing number of tasks in place of human soldiers, from neutralising improvised explosive devices (IED)…


 


Boeing Demonstrates ‘Swarm’ Reconnaissance with Unmanned Aircraft

Washington, USA – Boeing today announced the successful autonomous communications and operation of dissimilar unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in flight tests over the rugged terrain of eastern Oregon. The July…


 


China AEE Technology debuts new UAV

China made its debut this week at the world’s largest robotics trade show when a Shenzhen-based firm showcased its F50, a small drone with a high-definition video camera that a…


 


Aerovel’s Flexrotor VTOL UAS first flight with Rockwell Collins navigation

Washington DC, USA – Rockwell Collins today announced its Athena®Micro INS inertial navigation system and global positioning system (INS/GPS) guided the first flight of Aerovel’s Flexrotor vertical takeoff and landing…


 


Lockheed demonstrate micro Samarai unmanned vehicle

Washington DC, USA – A micro unmanned aerial vehicle by Lockheed Martin was flown publically for the first time at the AUVSI North America conference in Washington. The Samarai —…


 


QinetiQ introduces micro Dragon Runner 10 unmanned ground vehicle

QinetiQ North America today announced the availability of a new Micro Unmanned Ground Vehicle (MUGV) for military and first responder robotic missions. At just over ten pounds, Dragon Runner 10…


 


Northrop Grumman Fire Scout completes successful at-sea deployment

San Diego, USA – The Northrop Grumman Corporation built MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was credited with providing critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) support to special…


 


Elbit Systems wins $20m Asian contracts

Elbit Systems has won several contracts in Asia for dozens of observation systems for maritime patrol aircraft, vessels and observation towers. The contracts are worth over $20 million altogether, and…


 


US Navy and Marine Corps picked up options to buy Insitu Integrator

The US Navy and Marine Corps have picked up options to buy four early versions of the Insitu Integrator even as the small tactical unmanned air system (STUAS) remains in…


 


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