AUVSI 2015

Latest news from AUVSI

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  • PARIS: Irkut president sets out MC-21 ambitions

    News | 15 Jun 2015 14:37 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Do not question Oleg Demchenko’s ambition. As the president of Irkut, the chain-smoking 71-year-old executive is leading a Russian company with little track record in the commercial market into a direct sales confrontation against Airbus and Boeing, which, Demchenko notes, will do “anything they can” to stop a new competitor.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Irkut-president-sets-out-MC-21-ambitions-413204/
  • IATA: Boeing bullish on single-aisles, eyes 757 successor

    News | 08 Jun 2015 09:03 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    When it comes to re-engined narrowbodies, Boeing may trail Airbus by almost 1,000 orders – but the US manufacturer is confident it will recover ground when it comes to the all-important delivery cycle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IATA-Boeing-bullish-on-single-aisles-eyes-757-successor-412810/
  • ANALYSIS: Business aviation safety performance in 2014

    News | 11 May 2015 23:00 | David Learmount

    ​In 2014 business jet aircraft suffered the worst global fatal accident rate in recent years, while the worldwide figures for business turboprops improved in comparison to 2013 and 2012.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Business-aviation-safety-performance-in-2014-411650/
  • AUVSI: IAI stresses big future for UCAVs

    News | 06 May 2015 23:01

    The head of Israel Aerospace Industries’ military aircraft division believes its future profits reside in the market for unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-IAI-stresses-big-future-for-UCAVs-412033/
  • AUVSI: Lockheed urges more X-47B testing

    News | 06 May 2015 22:08

    Lockheed Martin wants to see the X-47B demonstrator programme led by Northrop Grumman continue as the US Navy’s unmanned carrier-launched airborne surveillance and strike (UCLASS) competition enters a “waiting period” with no firm requirements.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Lockheed-urges-more-X-47B-testing-412031/
  • AUVSI: Lockheed Martin unveils improved Desert Hawk

    News | 06 May 2015 21:04

    ​Lockheed Martin has unveiled its Desert Hawk IV, which is no longer designed to break apart on landing and has almost twice the endurance of the third iteration of the small UAV operated by the British Army.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Lockheed-Martin-unveils-improved-Desert-Hawk-412030/
  • AUVSI: NAVAIR focuses on sensor and autonomous capabilities

    News | 06 May 2015 21:01 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The recently-appointed lead for US Naval Air System Command’s unmanned aviation has prioritised sensor capability and controlled autonomy as his two main concerns for the future.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-NAVAIR-focuses-on-sensor-and-autonomous-capabilities-412027/
  • AUVSI: New tethered UAV for CNN

    News | 06 May 2015 20:02 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Drone Aviation has introduced a new rotary unmanned air vehicle that is connected to a tether, allowing it to simultaneously receive power and transmit data back to the ground.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-New-tethered-UAV-for-CNN-412024/
  • AUVSI: Unmanned Coanda-effect saucer makes debut

    News | 06 May 2015 19:05 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A saucer-shaped unmanned air vehicle with a unique approach to vertical lift and forward flight made its public debut at the Unmanned Systems convention.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Unmanned-Coanda-effect-saucer-makes-debut-412022/
  • AUVSI: Airbus to continue weaponisation of Tanan UAV

    News | 06 May 2015 15:41 | Dominic Perry

    ​Airbus Defence & Space is continuing development work on its Tanan vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle, including weaponising the platform, despite the lack of a confirmed customer.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Airbus-to-continue-weaponisation-of-Tanan-UAV-412012/
  • AUVSI: US lawmaker calls on UAV industry to increase lobbying

    News | 06 May 2015 13:55 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Getting Congress to act on loosening the regulatory restrictions covering commercial unmanned systems in the USA requires the industry to act, a key Republican lawmaker says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-US-lawmaker-calls-on-UAV-industry-to-increase-lobbying-412004/
  • AUVSI: Textron awaits results of international tenders

    News | 06 May 2015 13:36 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Textron Systems is currently awaiting the results of three international military tenders, for which it has offered its pair of unmanned air vehicles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Textron-awaits-results-of-international-tenders-412001/
  • AUVSI: NASA set to test UAV air traffic system in August

    News | 06 May 2015 13:16 | Stephen Trimble

    ​In August NASA will begin testing the first in a four-part series of web-based air traffic management capabilities for a growing fleet of commercial unmanned air systems in the USA, an agency official said on 5 May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-NASA-set-to-test-UAV-air-traffic-system-in-August-411967/
  • AUVSI: Army outlines plans to re-engine RQ-7

    News | 05 May 2015 23:35

    ​Weaponising the Textron Systems RQ-7 Shadow is not a priority for US Army, but it will start the process of acquiring a new engine in late 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Army-outlines-plans-to-re-engine-RQ-7-411966/
  • AUVSI: Global Hawk achieves USAF milestone

    News | 05 May 2015 23:19

    Northrop Grumman's RQ-4B Global Hawk programme has received Milestone C approval from the US Air Force, nearly 15 years after the service began purchasing the large, unmanned surveillance aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Global-Hawk-achieves-USAF-milestone-411965/
  • AUVSI: MQ-8C completes developmental testing

    News | 05 May 2015 22:14 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US Navy’s Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout rotary wing unmanned air vehicle has completed developmental testing, paving the way for operational testing on board the force’s littoral combat ship (LCS).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-MQ-8C-completes-developmental-testing-411964/
  • AUVSI: Insitu exploits Pacific division to facilitate routine commercial operations

    News | 05 May 2015 21:28 | Beth Stevenson

    In an effort to exploit the commercial potential of its unmanned air vehicles, Insitu is focusing on the Pacific division of the business to carry out necessary testing and research into integrating UAVs into these operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Insitu-exploits-Pacific-division-to-facilitate-routine-commercial-operations-411961/
  • AUVSI: ITAR-free SWIR camera unveiled for small UAVs

    News | 05 May 2015 21:28 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A unit of UTC Aerospace Systems has released a shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera for the unmanned air vehicle and industrial inspection markets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-ITAR-free-SWIR-camera-unveiled-for-small-UAVs-411963/
  • AUVSI: Colorado startup unveils large ducted fan UAV

    News | 05 May 2015 20:20 | Stephen Trimble

    Colorado-based start-up Reference Technologies on 5 May unveiled a new ducted fan-powered unmanned air vehicle in the 120lb-class called the Hummingbird.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Colorado-startup-unveils-large-ducted-fan-UAV-411956/
  • AUVSI: Commercial sales forcing defence contractors to adapt

    News | 05 May 2015 16:39 | Stephen Trimble

    The transition from defence contracts to commercial sales for unmanned air systems opens the door to a wide variety of new business models.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Commercial-sales-forcing-defence-contractors-to-adapt-411949/
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