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Report: US Eyes Sanction Campaign Against Iran’s Precision-Strike Capabilities

Drones

The U.S. government is planning to impose sanctions against Iran’s precision-strike capabilities using guided missiles and drones citing concerns over the threats pose by such weapon systems to the U.S. and its allies. “It’s part of a comprehensive approach so we’re dealing with all aspects of the Iranian threat,” said a senior U.S. official.

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AeroVironment Board of Directors Elect Wahid Nawabi to Become New Chairman; Arnold Fishman Quoted

Wahid Nawabi

AeroVironment announced on Tuesday that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Wahid Nawabi to succeed Tim Conver as chairman upon Conver’s retirement effective at the company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. “Tim’s leadership and mentorship have resulted in countless American and allied lives saved as a result of our innovative UAS and TMS solutions,” concluded Nawabi.

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FAA Unveils Grant Awardees for UAS Safety Research Effort

Drone Traffic Management

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has earmarked $5.8 million to fund the unmanned aircraft system research and training efforts of universities under the agency’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence for UAS program. FAA said Wednesday that the grants will support its Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) initiative. 

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Army Research Lab Funds University Study on Rechargeable UAVs

Army Research Lab

Army Research Laboratory has invested $8M in the University of Illinois Chicago for research that would explore recharging technologies for unmanned air vehicles. The cooperative agreement, issued in August, would support the design of ground vehicles where UAVs would mount on to autonomously recharge, the U.S. Army said Monday.

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Army Research Lab Makes Power Line Detection Tech

Power line detection

Army Research Laboratory has created a software-sensor combination designed to help unmanned aircraft systems prevent clashes with nearby power lines. ARL said that it uniquely configured 3D sensors in a way designed to inform autopilot systems about detected power lines.

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Epirus Makes Strategic Supplier Agreement with Northop Grumman to Counter Drones; Kenn Todorov, Bo Marr Quoted

Kenn Todorov

Epirus, a venture-backed startup offering a counter-drone capability, has made an undisclosed strategic supplier agreement with Northrop Grumman to provide exclusive access to Leonidas, Epirus’ software-defined electromagnetic pulse system, Epirus reported on Monday

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