AUVSI 2014

Latest news from AUVSI 2014

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  • AUVSI: Researchers look for MQ-8C performance boost

    News | 15 May 2014 15:28 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Studies are underway to further enhance the at-sea performance of the US Navy’s Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Researchers-look-for-MQ-8C-performance-boost-399291/
  • AUVSI: AeroVironment pushes UAVs into new markets

    News | 14 May 2014 20:11 | Stephen Trimble

    ​After a decade of rapid growth fuelled by war spending, AeroVironment is busy creating markets for new applications of a portfolio of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) spanning from hand-launched models to atmospheric satellites.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-AeroVironment-pushes-UAVs-into-new-markets-399286/
  • AUVSI: Police find new roles for small UAVs

    News | 14 May 2014 20:03 | Stephen Trimble

    A two-year experiment by a North Dakota police agency has identified several key roles for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to play in routine law enforcement operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Police-find-new-roles-for-small-UAVs-399285/
  • AUVSI: Exelis unveils wide area sensor for UAV market

    News | 14 May 2014 16:56 | Stephen Trimble

    Exelis has launched a new wide-area, persistent surveillance system for commercial and military unmanned air vehicles (UAV) – the CorvusEye 1500.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Exelis-unveils-wide-area-sensor-for-UAV-market-399263/
  • AUVSI: Lockheed moves on small UAV market with Vector Hawk

    News | 14 May 2014 15:18 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Lockheed Martin has unveiled its new Vector Hawk small unmanned air vehicle (UAV), a system with a 4lb gross takeoff weight that can be configured into fixed wing, vertical takeoff and landing and tiltrotor operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Lockheed-moves-on-small-UAV-market-with-Vector-Hawk-399268/
  • AUVSI: US military envisions broader joint UAV operations

    News | 14 May 2014 11:24 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​US military officials have reiterated the necessity of working with industry to develop affordable and effective unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) - including systems that can promote joint operations between the services.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-US-military-envisions-broader-joint-UAV-operations-399223/
  • AUVSI: Navy’s UCLASS requirements trickle out

    News | 14 May 2014 11:18 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​A US Navy official provided a glimpse on 13 May into the service’s requirements for its unmanned carrier launched airborne surveillance and strike (UCLASS) programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Navys-UCLASS-requirements-trickle-out-399218/
  • AUVSI: Flutter tests near for Lockheed's X-56A

    News | 14 May 2014 00:45 | Caitlin Lee

    ​Lockheed Martin is hoping to start tests later this year of new anti-flutter technology on board its X-56A unmanned air vehicle (UAV).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Flutter-tests-near-for-Lockheeds-X-56A-399228/
  • AUVSI: FAA considering exemptions to allow 'low-risk" UAV flights

    News | 13 May 2014 19:03 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it is working towards approving exemptions for “low risk” flights of unmanned aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-FAA-considering-exemptions-to-allow-low-risk-UAV-flights-399215/
  • AUVSI: Sikorsky to create autonomous Black Hawk

    News | 13 May 2014 18:19 | Stephen Trimble

    Having already controlled a flying UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter remotely by a pilot on the ground, Sikorsky will now sever the wireless tether and demonstrate a fully autonomous version of the medium-twin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Sikorsky-to-create-autonomous-Black-Hawk-399174/
  • AUVSI: US lawmakers voice impatience on pace of UAS regulation

    News | 13 May 2014 16:23 | Stephen Trimble

    For AUVSI attendees impatient with the pace of access by unmanned air vehicles in the national airspace, two US lawmakers in key posts overseeing the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had encouraging words, but little good news, in the opening session yesterday.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-US-lawmakers-voice-impatience-on-pace-of-UAS-regulation-399204/
  • AUVSI: Manned-unmanned teaming key to US Army aviation shake-up

    News | 13 May 2014 15:48 | Stephen Trimble

    Teaming unmanned air systems with manned aircraft is one of the keys in the ongoing reorganization of the US Army aviation branch, says the service’s Lt Gen Kevin Mangum.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Manned-unmanned-teaming-key-to-US-Army-aviation-shake-up-399202/
  • AUVSI: Quebec's CGQ buys Responder UAV

    News | 13 May 2014 14:25 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​CGQ, a nonprofit geospatial organization in Quebec, has purchased a Responder unmanned air vehicle (UAV) and a portable ground control system from ING Robotic Aviation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Quebecs-CGQ-buys-Responder-UAV-399172/
  • AUVSI: Lockheed integrates xGCS with Fury UAV

    News | 13 May 2014 11:48 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Lockheed Martin has operated its Fury unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with its new expeditionary ground control station (xGCS), a pairing the company says will better allow Fury operators to fly the aircraft in remote regions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Lockheed-integrates-xGCS-with-Fury-UAV-399069/
  • AUVSI: NOAA looks to UAVs to improve forecasting, monitor remote ocean regions

    News | 13 May 2014 00:45 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to expand its use of unmanned air vehicles (UAV) to improve weather forecasting and better predict the behavior of dangerous storms.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-NOAA-looks-to-UAVs-to-improve-forecasting-monitor-remote-ocean-regions-399170/
  • AUVSI: Desert Hawk gains endurance, updated software and systems

    News | 13 May 2014 00:37 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Lockheed Martin has completed a series of upgrades that it says give its Desert Hawk unmanned aerial system (UAS) greater endurance and make the system better able to integrate future capabilities.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Desert-Hawk-gains-endurance-updated-software-and-systems-398761/
  • AUVSI: Arcturus launches new UAV pair

    News | 12 May 2014 20:39 | Dominic Perry

    ​California’s Arcturus (booth 807) has launched a pair of new unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) which appear to be pitched against the AAI RQ-7 Shadow.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Arcturus-launches-new-UAV-pair-399169/
  • AUVSI: Growth of small UAV industry could raise new regulatory challenges

    News | 12 May 2014 19:57 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​The proliferation of potential missions for small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) in recent years has surprised even industry members and may be catching regulators off guard, says a speaker at AUVSI’s annual conference on 12 May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Growth-of-small-UAV-industry-could-raise-new-regulatory-challenges-399166/
  • AUVSI: Yahama showcases FAZER unmanned helicopter

    News | 12 May 2014 17:06 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Yamaha Motor Corporation (booth 1709) is using this year's AUVSI exhibition to show off its new Fazer unmanned air vehicle (UAV).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Yahama-showcases-FAZER-unmanned-helicopter-399110/
  • AUVSI: Stark Aerospace plots renewed push into US UAV market

    News | 12 May 2014 17:00 | Stephen Trimble

    Mississippi-based Stark Aerospace (booth 951) is making a new push in the North American market for unmanned air systems after a relatively quiet few years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Stark-Aerospace-plots-renewed-push-into-US-UAV-market-399162/
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