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AirMap, Raytheon Demo Drone Monitoring Tools on Next-Generation Air Traffic Control Workstation; Matt Gilligan Quoted

Raytheon and AirMap have integrated the latter’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) monitoring capabilities onto a functional prototype of a next-generation air traffic controller workstation called Multi-platform ATC Re-hosting Solution, or MARS developed by Raytheon, Raytheon announced on Monday

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Army to Demo Air-Launched Drones for Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Teaming

Layne Merritt, head of U.S. Army’s Aviation Development Directorate, said the service plans to conduct a series of demonstrations for a new fleet of air-launched unmanned aircraft in the coming years, Defense News reported Tuesday. The service looks to develop a capability to deploy drones from a larger aircraft and perform advanced manned-unmanned teaming for reconnaissance, surveillance, long-range targeting, attack, decoy, resupply and casualty evacuation missions.  

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AFRL, U.K. Partner Holding Contest for Search & Rescue AI Applications

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the U.K.'s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory is hosting a competition to identify new planning approaches for search and rescue missions with unmanned aircraft systems. Swarm and Search AI Challenge: 2019 Fire Hack will task participants to develop artificial intelligence applications to map wildfires, support mission planning and respond to dynamic changes, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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Study: Drone Tech Proliferation Puts Regional, International Security at Risk

Foeke Postma and Wim Zwijnenburg of the Dutch non-government organization PAX stated in a July 2018 study that the proliferation of drone technology would likely put regional and international security at risk. The researchers subsequently called for “a vigorous assessment” to make sure drone technology is used “within existing legal frameworks” and conforms to international norms.

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DARPA Tests Multi-UAS Hard Dock, Recovery System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested a hard dock and recovery system as part of a program that aims to demonstrate an airborne platform to launch and recover multiple unmanned aerial systems. DARPA said Wednesday the separation and captive flight tests occurred at Yuma Proving Ground and marked a …

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Army Develops System for Multiple UAS Control

The U.S. Army‘s aviation development directorate has built a new platform designed to help air mission commanders operate up to three unmanned aerial systems at the same time. The Supervisory Controller for Optimal Role Allocation for Cueing of Human Operators system, or SCORCH, was developed to help air mission commanders complete …

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Report: Trump Discusses Emerging Tech With Telecom, UAS Company Execs

President Donald Trump met with venture capitalists and leaders of telecommunications and unmanned aerial systems companies to discuss how the government can help industry bring emerging technologies to market, Reuters reported Thursday. The meeting included executives of AT&T, General Electric, PrecisionHawk, Kespry, AirMap, Airspace, Measure UAS, Trumbull Unmanned, Verizon Communications and CenturyLink, among others, …

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FAA Unveils 200 Facility Maps for Commercial UAS Operators

The Federal Aviation Administration has released more than 200 facility maps that provide information on areas and altitudes near airports where operators can fly their unmanned aerial systems. FAA said Thursday the facility maps are designed to help drone operators boost the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests and help the agency simplify …

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