Top News on Bell Eagle Eye

  • New Horizons


    <P><STRONG>Advances in platform, sensor and command and control technology are continuing to fuel boom conditions in unmanned air vehicle development. Our latest annual directory provides everything you need to know.&nbsp; To <A href="http://www.flightinternational.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=9141" target=_blank>view the directory with details on individual UAVs you can download a PDF version (1.9 MB)</A>, presented in co-operation with Northrop Grumman.</STRONG></P> <P>Over the past 12 months the pace of the unmanned air vehicle&nbsp; industry has shown no sign of slowing down and every sign of continuing as a powerhouse of technological innovation. Building on the success of the 2004 UAV directory, the 2005 edition provides insight into all significant developments across the sector including the structure of the UAV industrial base; the background and technical capabilities of the predominant systems on, or about to enter, the market and the conceptual and technological approac


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  • Vertical take-off UAVs come of age

    News | 27 Apr 2011 10:00 | Zach Rosenberg

    After facing a turbulent time, manufacturers of vertical take-off unmanned air vehicles are facing increased demand for their products ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Vertical-take-off-UAVs-come-of-age-355958/
  • Briefing: 7 November 2006

    News | 07 Nov 2006 00:00

    <H2>Qantas signs for more A380s </H2> <P><STRONG>ORDER</STRONG> Qantas has secured an "attractive package" from Airbus in the wake of the A380 production delays, prompting it to convert eight of its 12 options into firm orders. The deal includes an additional four A330-200s, which will help the airline alleviate capacity problems caused by its A380s arriving almost two years late. Qantas now has 20 A380s on firm order, due for delivery from August 2008 to 2015. The four A330-200s will arrive between December 2007 and December 2008. The airline's latest contract includes protection against further delays in A380 deliveries and rescheduling rights in the event of changed circumstances. Meanwhile, Qantas has ordered five more Boeing 737-800s for delivery from February 2008.</P> <P> <HR> </P> <H2>Singapore deal to launch PC-21 production</H2> <P><STRONG>TRAINERS</STRONG> Singapore's Ministry of Defence has announced its selection of the Pilatus PC-21 to replace its air force Aermacchhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Briefing-7-November-2006-210412/
  • USN and USMC launches analysis of alternatives for Tier III UAV requirement

    News | 22 Sep 2006 12:00 | Peter La Franchi

    <P>The United States Navy has launched an analysis of alternatives for the US Marine Corps Tier III vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air system (VUAS) requirement, confirming that it needs to be capable of operating alongside Bell MV-22 tilt rotor transports and Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighters in expeditionary operations at range.</P> <P>A market survey released 5 September says: “The VUAS concept is closely linked to MV-22 and the F-35B JSF operations, and will require speeds and ranges to support these aircraft. The minimum speed required would be 200kt, but 240kt would be preferred.</P> <P>“The VUAS must be expeditionary, ie operate simultaneously with other organic Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) aircraft from all air-capable ships and operate from austere, forward operating locations with minimal personnel and logistics footprint.”</P> <P>The market survey says the new system is expected to display high levels of survivability, and inchttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USN-and-USMC-launches-analysis-of-alternatives-for-Tier-III-UAV-requirement-209143/
  • Playing catch-up: Lockheed Martin's future plans for unmanned systems

    News | 21 Aug 2006 23:00 | Graham Warwick

    After a slow start, Lockheed Martin is taking on the unmanned systems market with a vengeance and preparing a raft of products for a variety of applicationshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Playing-catch-up-Lockheed-Martins-future-plans-for-unmanned-systems-208511/
  • New Horizons

    News | 20 Jun 2005 23:00

    <P><STRONG>Advances in platform, sensor and command and control technology are continuing to fuel boom conditions in unmanned air vehicle development. Our latest annual directory provides everything you need to know.&nbsp; To <A href="http://www.flightinternational.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=9141" target=_blank>view the directory with details on individual UAVs you can download a PDF version (1.9 MB)</A>, presented in co-operation with Northrop Grumman.</STRONG></P> <P>Over the past 12 months the pace of the unmanned air vehicle&nbsp; industry has shown no sign of slowing down and every sign of continuing as a powerhouse of technological innovation. Building on the success of the 2004 UAV directory, the 2005 edition provides insight into all significant developments across the sector including the structure of the UAV industrial base; the background and technical capabilities of the predominant systems on, or about to enter, the market and the conceptual and technological approachttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-Horizons-199816/
  • Manufacturers briefed on compound helicopter

    News | 06 Jun 2005 23:00

    <P>Two former Sikorsky executives are leading a project with Indonesian engineers to develop a compound helicopter with a tractor propeller.</P> <P>Archie Loper, a former area director for Sikorsky Aircraft Asia, says a group of former Indonesian Aerospace engineers have completed the design of production prototypes for manned and unmanned variants of the new helicopter, and the concept is now being reviewed by potential manufacturers.</P> <P>The unmanned air vehicle, powered by a single 1,000hp (745kW) turboshaft engine, is designed to have a slightly larger payload than the Bell Eagle Eye. It has an estimated maximum take-off weight of 1,360kg (3,000lb) and will be able to carry 455kg of sensors on surveillance missions. The transport aircraft, powered by twin turboshaft engines, has an estimated maximum take-off weight of 7,720kg. The aircraft, being targeted at the offshore oil market, is capable of carrying 12 passengers up to 1,110km (600nm) at a cruising speed of 250kt (460km/http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Manufacturers-briefed-on-compound-helicopter-198878/