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  • Special forces award Aerovironment contract for Puma small UAS

    Aerovironment could deliver hundreds of small unmanned aircraft systems that can operate in land and maritime...

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  • AUVSI: Awards dinner honours member achievements

    News | 26 Aug 2010 22:05 | Brett Davis

    The AUVSI Foundation Dinner and Awards Program last night highlighted some of the achievements of AUVSI's most illustrious members while also giving a nod...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Awards-dinner-honours-member-achievements-346710/
  • UAV manufacturer AeroVironment predictions below analyst projections

    News | 06 Jul 2010 13:00

    AeroVironment needs to master new niches to see off a growing band of well-funded rivalshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UAV-manufacturer-AeroVironment-predictions-below-analyst-projections-343958/
  • Special forces award Aerovironment contract for Puma small UAS

    News | 08 Jul 2008 08:00 | Stephen Trimble

    Aerovironment could deliver hundreds of small unmanned aircraft systems that can operate in land and maritime...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Special-forces-award-Aerovironment-contract-for-Puma-small-UAS-225042/
  • L3 BAI Aerosystems confirms new Viking UAV family in series production for unnamed US military customer

    News | 11 Sep 2006 09:00 | Peter La Franchi

    <P>L3 BAI Aerosystems says it is in limited series production of its newly unveiled ‘Viking’ medium tactical series of UAVs for an unnamed US military customer, believed to be the US Special Forces Command (SOCOM).</P> <P>SOCOM has previously acquired significant numbers of the company’s ‘Tern’ and ‘Evolution’ UAV series. Tern production has now been set aside in favour of Viking the company says, with three models making their public debut at last month’s Unmanned Systems North America exhibition in Orlando, Florida.</P> <P>The company also exhibited an upgraded version of its Evolution hand launched close range system, featuring a miniature stabilised sensor turret and twin three blade propellers. The existing Evolution system is a modified US Naval Research Laboratory designed ‘Dragon Eye’ air vehicle and carries two fixed focal length staring cameras and uses twin blade propellers. The new turret system is fully gimballed and introduces a distinctive hump into the UAV upper forwahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/L3-BAI-Aerosystems-confirms-new-Viking-UAV-family-in-series-production-for-unnamed-US-military-customer-208926/
  • USMC looks past Pioneer

    News | 21 Feb 2006 00:00

    <P>Initial US Marine Corps requirements for a new unmanned aircraft system, called VUAS, have been endorsed by the Department of Defense, and industry expects a competition in either the fiscal year 2008 or 2010 budget cycle. The VUAS is planned to be in service by 2015, to replace the USMC’s Pioneer unmanned air vehicle, <EM>writes Graham Warwick</EM>.</P> <P>Bell Helicopter plans to offer its Eagle Eye unmanned tiltrotor for the requirement, while Northrop Grumman is expected to compete with the RQ-8 Firescout vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV. Boeing could offer the A160 Hummingbird, Unmanned Little Bird or even the Canard Rotor Wing.</P> <P>“We will proceed with an analysis of alternatives to see what is available,” Maj John Giscard, head of the unmanned aircraft systems branch of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, told an Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in Washington, DC. The Pioneer “lacks range” he said, but will be sustained untihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USMC-looks-past-Pioneer-204786/
  • US Army close to decision in $400m small UAV contest

    News | 26 Sep 2005 23:00

    <P>Two companies are vying for a contract worth up to $400 million to supply thousands of backpack-size unmanned aircraft to the US Army over the next five years. The award date is set for mid-October. </P> <P>The competition reflects a change in procurement strategy for the army’s small unmanned aircraft. Aerovironment received a sole-source deal in 2003 to supply hand-launched Ravens and more than 2,000 have been fielded to date. Last year, the army decided to expand the programme into a five-year production order, and this time called for a contest between existing small unmanned aircraft. </P> <P>A “Raven-class” system and the Evolution XTS, designed by L-3 Communications subsidiary BAI Aerosystems, were selected to enter the final competitive phase. The army conducted a flying demonstration for both aircraft during September.</P> <P>The Evolution is an upgraded variant of the Dragon Eye unmanned aircraft designed by the Office of Naval Research and originally produced by Aerovihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Army-close-to-decision-in-400m-small-UAV-contest-201726/