Tag Archives: UAS

DARPA, Navy to Develop Mobile UAS Launch Ships; Daniel Patt Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research will work together to build mobile launch and recovery sites for unmanned aerial systems by using small vessels, PCB Design reported Friday. DARPA and ONR have inked a memorandum of agreement to develop concepts for operating long-endurance and long-range …

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DARPA Seeks Bids for Seabed Unmanned Attack Program’s 2nd Phase

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry for bids to help build an ocean floor-based attack system that can be deployed on remote command for the U.S. Navy‘s defense operations, Ars Technica reported Thursday. Sean Gallagher writes DARPA wants the robotic pods to be designed to eject drones from …

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Industry Leaders Ask FAA to Issue Regulation on Small Drones

Two trade group leaders have requested the Federal Aviation Administration to approve a proposed set of guidelines governing how small drones are used in the U.S., Homeland Security Today reported Thursday. Marion Blakey, Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO as well as Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association president and CEO have asked …

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Dyke Weatherington: Pentagon to Continue Slimming Drone Budget

The Pentagon has readjusted its unmanned systems integrated roadmap to take into consideration the program’s decreased budget and developments in the foreign drone market, DoDBuzz reported Thursday. Dyke Weatherington, director of unmanned warfare and ISR with the Defense Department, told the website the military aims to more clearly address its …

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Six States to Host Domestic UAS Research, Testing

Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host research and test site operators for the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency seeks to further research unmanned aerial systems. Test site operations will continue through at least Feb. 13, 2017 under current law and each site operator is required to manage the locations …

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