ESG Delivers Sea Falcon for the K130 Corvettes

Another contract concluded for the procurement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for the K130 corvettes. The Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) has entered into a contract with ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH as the main contractor for the procurement of three Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Bundeswehr under the name “Sea Falcon” , closed…

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Leonardo’s AWHero Receives First Military Rotary UAS Certification

Leonardo’s leading-edge AWHero RUAS (Rotary Uncrewed Aerial System) has received basic military certification from Italy’s DAAA (Direzione degli Armamenti Aeronautici e per l’Aeronavigabilità), the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness. This achievement marks the world’s first military certification for a RUAS in the 200kg class. AWHero’s design, development, production and support meet military airworthiness authority requirements delivering the highest levels…

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Schiebel Demonstrates CAMCOPTER® S-100 to Hellenic Navy

August 2, 2021 – Schiebel demonstrated the outstanding capabilities of its Unmanned Air System (UAS) CAMCOPTER® S-100 to the Hellenic Navy. Stationed on board of the Elli-Class Frigate Aigaion (F-460) in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete, the S-100 showcased in a one-week trial its range, endurance and speed, as well as its maritime surveillance and detection capabilities, to the…

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Morrison Govt Equipping RAN with Cutting Edge Intelligence Capability

March 23, 2021 – The Morrison Government is boosting the Royal Australian Navy’s intelligence capability through Defense’s Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System Continuous Development Program. The Program has reached a new milestone following the selection of five respondents to progress to the next phase of the procurement process. The Acting Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced that…

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Navy, Marine Corps Release Unmanned Campaign Plan

March 16, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps released the Unmanned Campaign framework today. The Unmanned Campaign Plan represents the Navy and Marine Corps’ strategy for making unmanned systems a trusted and integral part of warfighting. Through a capabilities-based approach we can build a future where unmanned systems are at the front lines of our competitive advantage. The…

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USS Gerald R. Ford Takes Part in MARMC UAS Trial

March 5, 2021 – Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) hosted the Blue Water Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Skyways team for an exercise that could impact the way the Navy handles transporting parts for repairs needed aboard forward deployed ships. MARMC, in collaboration with the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Beach Detachment and the Blue Water team, tested the abilities…

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KBR Wins Contract to Reinforce US Navy’s C-UAS

February 16, 2021 = KBR won a $92.6 million contract to perform engineering, integration and sustainment services on counter unmanned air systems (C-UAS) for the Combat Integration & Identification Systems unit within the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). This cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is a new opportunity for KBR to help the U.S. military with ground-based air…

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Northrop Grumman Collaborates with Ultra to Demonstrate Unmanned ASW Capability

February 2, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation and UK-based Ultra (equipped a modified, manned Bell 407 (acting as an MQ-8C Fire Scout surrogate) platform with Ultra sonobuoys, receiver and processor to complete an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability demonstration. This successful demonstration of the UAS ASW mission on October 29 was the first time a vertical takeoff…

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New UAS Program for Royal Australian Navy

August 4, 2020 – The Morrison Government is investing up to $1.3 billion in a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) development program to enhance situational awareness across Australia’s vast maritime environment. The Maritime UAS Continuous Development program will ensure Defence maintains leading-edge maritime surveillance capabilities. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Defence requires leading-edge maritime surveillance…

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Elbit Systems Introduces a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability

May 7, 2020 – Elbit Systems introduces a unique life saving capability to its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Integrating detection and identification capabilities, onboard inflated life-rafts, and precision dispatch capability, enables the UAS to perform long-range maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. Such a configured Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol UAS was recently delivered to an undisclosed…

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