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  • 8 January 2014
    Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy have marked another milestone in development of the Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with the completion of the ninth initial flight test. During the testing process, also known as envelope expansion, taking place at the company’s manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif, the Triton test team accomplished endurance flights […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Marines and Coast Guard members recently conducted a demonstration of a small unmanned aircraft system. The Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) member launched an RQ-20A Puma unmanned aircraft during an exercise near Camp Lejeune on August 12. The U.S. Coast Guard and MARSOC joined forces to demonstrate the ability to launch and recover the […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Coast Guard announced it has awarded a contract to Insitu Inc. to deliver small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for the service’s national security cutters (NSCs). Installations of sUAS on NSCs are planned at a rate of about two per year, the coast guard noted adding that the total value of the contract including […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian defense ministry has awarded Melbourne-based Sypaq an A$3.5 million contract to develop an unmanned aerial system with potential future applications for the Royal Australian Navy. The contract was announced at the PACIFIC 2019 conference in Sydney. Sypaq will develop a small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with a hybrid power delivery system and the […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    US Coast Guard’s program to equip its National Security Cutters (NSC) with small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) has received approval to start acquisition and initial operational testing on board an NSC. The service’s approval allows the program to proceed with its planned release of a request for proposal (RFP) and contract award for sUAS for […]

  • 16 February 2017

    The U.S. Naval Station Mayport will be serving as the East Coast forward operating base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). According to a U.S. Navy announcement from February 15, Mayport will be a permanent duty station for about 400 Triton UAS personnel and will support rotational deployments outside the continental United States. Facility […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems a $303,9 million contract for the procurement of three low-rate initial production Lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft. In addition to the three UAVs, the $303 million contract also covers the acquisition of one main operation control station, one forward operation control station, trade studies, and tooling. Triton UAS […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austrian unmanned air system manufacturer showcased its CAMCOPTER UAS to Norwegian defense forces and security agencies earlier this month at the Andøya Test Center (ATC). The event, held approximately 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, was attended by the Norwegian Coastguard, Royal Norwegian Navy, Royal Norwegian Airforce, Norwegian Coastal Administration and Police Directorate. The CAMCOPTER […]

  • 23 October 2018

    The US Navy commissioned its first unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test and evaluation squadron during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Webster Outlying Field, on October 18. The new unit, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (UX) 24, flies over 23 fixed and rotary wing UAS including the MQ-8 Fire Scout, RQ-20 Puma, RQ-21 […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has awarded Austrian UAV developer Schiebel a contract for the supply of its Camcopter S-100 system and three years of follow-on contractor logistics support. The contract was signed at the end of December 2016, but the company announced it on February 6, 2017. The Royal Australian Navy released an international request for […]

  • 26 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The French Navy has taken delivery of its second Camcopter S-100 UAS from Austrian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel, France’s defense procurement agency (DGA) has announced. As disclosed, the UAS was delivered in November when it performed its first flight test aboard amphibious assault ship BPC Dixmude off Toulon. The complete integration of the system, which […]

  • 1 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy must spend over $1 million to train a single aircraft pilot and finding new, more effective ways of selecting candidates is an imperative for the service. Naval pilots of manned aircraft must pass the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB)—a rigorous intellectual exercise that evaluates things like aviation and nautical knowledge, math and […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Royal Thai Navy has awarded Austrian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel a contract for the delivery of its CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS. The S-100 is scheduled to be deployed in 2020 to the Pakphanang District, in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat in Thailand and on the RTN frigate fleet to deliver land and […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has completed validation and verification trials of Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS), the UAS manufacturer has announced. According to Schiebel, the S-100 was equipped with a Wescam MX-10S payload showcasing its ability to deliver imagery to commanders. The tests were carried out at at the Jervis Bay Airfield facilities in New South Wales, […]

  • 29 May 2017

    Preparing for the Onslaught Are We Ready to Cooperatively Manage Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Andrew Keene In September, 1941, USS GREER (DD-145) had moved from its patrols in the Caribbean to the North Atlantic as part of the Neutrality Patrol. Headed toward Iceland she was still some 200 miles southwest with her load of passengers and […]

  • 12 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard began installation of a small unmanned aircraft system on Coast Guard cutter Stratton, a national security cutter based in Alameda, California, on October 3, 2016. The Coast Guard plans to deploy the Insitu ScanEagle sUAS on Stratton beginning in early 2017 and will use the data gathered to refine the service’s […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Coast Guard on February 7 released a request for proposal for the procurement of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for its national security cutters (NSCs). The US Coast Guard is looking to buy commercially available intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for the NSC fleet that can remain airborne for about 12 continuous hours per […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Industry news

    Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced on July 9 that it was awarded a contract to provide its ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The delivery of these systems will be accompanied by training, logistics and ship installation, as well as specialist in-country maintenance support. The […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed more than 25 flight tests of the U.S. Navy Triton unmanned aircraft system’s (UAS) primary maritime surveillance sensor in preparation for its installation on the aircraft. The company is conducting risk-reduction tests of the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) using a Gulfstream II surrogate aircraft off the California coast. The radar […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected AeroVironment, Inc. to provide its expertise in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) toward the development of a new category of this technology. AeroVironment will work as the prime contractor with DARPA on the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) Program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAS […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard released a draft request for proposal (RFP) for procurement of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for the national security cutters (NSCs). Issued on March 28, the draft invites industry sources to comment, ask questions and provide feedback by May 15, 2017. The Coast Guard is pursuing sUAS to deliver an effective, low-cost solution […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Bertholf (WMSL 750) on Dec. 12 as part of the Coast Guard’s ongoing efforts to assess the potential for future unmanned air system (UAS) operations from the 418-foot National Security Cutter class. The 10-day demonstration off the coast of Southern […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract to deploy the Skeldar Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for maritime operations. Skeldar UAS will be operationally deployed with the customer before the end of this year and will be used in naval operations where the benefits of a Vertical Take Off and Landing UAS are most […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard informed that it would test Insitu’s ScanEagle small unmanned aircraft system by deploying the system  from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton stationed in Alameda, California. Should all go well, the service plans to deploy the system in 2017. The Coast Guard procured this contractor-owned and -operated system under an existing Naval Air Systems Command contract award. The […]

  • 28 July 2011
    Industry news

      NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $73,952,510 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project under Topics 92-170, N94-178, and AF083-006, for the development and use of the Helios unmanned air systems (UAS).  This contract includes field service representative support; delivery, installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware; […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Equipment & technology

    Defence and security company Saab’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Skeldar is now operationally deployed on-board the offshore patrol vessel BAM Meteoro. Skedlar is supporting the Spanish Navy with surveillance capabilities while taking part in the EU Atalanta operation in the Gulf of Aden. Earlier this year Saab announced a contract to deploy the Skeldar Unmanned […]

  • 10 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Insitu a $70.8 million contract modification under which it is procuring six Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems. Three of the full rate production Lot I RQ-21A UAS will go to the navy and the other three to the marines. The UAS consists of air vehicles, ground control stations, multi-mission (plug and play) […]

  • 4 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Belgian Navy recently tested the maritime surveillance capabilities of Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) in the naval port of Zeebrugge and in a land-based setting in Lombardsijde. The trials lasted from June 21 to July 1 and were aimed at developing a successful concept of operations for the use of UAS in support […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from a submerged submarine. From concept to fleet demonstration, this idea took less than six years […]