NAVAIR Shares New Vision for Small UAS Procurement

Col. Victor Argobright, Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program office (PMA-263) program manager, shared a new vision for small UAS procurement and employment during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Symposium, April 4. During his presentation, Argobright highlighted the program’s vision ─ rapidly deploy systems that are modular, have open architecture, advanced sensors and payloads, and improve…

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GA-ASI Selected for Japan Coast Guard RPAS Project

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), is pleased to be selected to support the Japan Coast Guard’s (JCG) RPAS Project. Operations will feature GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SeaGuardian® and begin in October 2022. SeaGuardian will be used to conduct wide-area maritime surveillance to support JCG’s missions, which include search and rescue, disaster response,…

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700X Naval Air Squadron Conducting Drone Trials

The Royal Navy has pushed two different drones to their limits to show how they could be used on front-line operations. The navy’s drone experts 700X Naval Air Squadron welcomed industry partners to their home base of RNAS Culdrose to test the two crewless aircraft. It is the second time the drones have been trialled with initial testing last year…

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Textron Aerosonde® Small UAS Makes First Flight off a DDG

Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. company, announced today the successful first flight and maritime integration of the Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) on a U.S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG). The integration follows a September 2021 award by the U.S. Navy of a multi-year Aerosonde task order for maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services aboard two DDGs.…

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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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