Tag Archives: unmanned aerial vehicle

Air Force’s Updated ‘Frankenphone’ Aims to Facilitate Communications Between Reaper Drone Pilots, Ground Crews

A U.S. Air Force officer has redesigned a device to help address communication difficulties between ground forces and pilots of General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, the Air Force reported Thursday. Capt. Gregory, a flight training commander with the service branch’s 42nd attack squadron, created an upgraded version of …

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Aircraft Systems Top Marine Corps’ FY 2018 Unfunded Priorities List

The U.S. Marines Corps has submitted its fiscal year 2018 unfunded priorities list to Congress, which requests a total of $3.18 billion including $2.36 billion for aircraft and aviation systems procurement, USNI News reported Monday. The list includes two Sikorsky-built CH-53K Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters worth $287.7 million; four Lockheed Martin-made KC-130J transport …

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Lt. Gen. Jon Davis: Marine Corps Deploys Blackjack UAV on Combat Mission

Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation at the U.S. Marine Corps, said in his speech at the Defense Unmanned Systems conference that the service branch’s newest unmanned aerial vehicle has performed its first combat mission, Seapower Magazine reported Wednesday. Otto Kreisher writes an anonymous source from the Defense Department …

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USPS IG Survey: Residents Approve of Drone Delivery Concepts

An online survey from the U.S. Postal Service‘s inspector general indicates a majority of U.S. residents support the concept of drone-delivered packages than those who do not with an additional large group of respondents have yet to decide. USPS ‘ IG surveyed 1,465 U.S. residents that are aged 18 to 75 years old in efforts to determine public opinion on drone delivery, …

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Army Demos Integrated Chemical & Biological Threat Detection System

The U.S. Army‘s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has collaborated with various private technology developers and joint organizations to demonstrate an integrated system of unmanned vehicles and sensors designed to detect chemical and biological threats. ECBC showcased its Deep Purple unmanned aerial vehicle and Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System unmanned ground vehicle as part of the SK Challenge technology demonstration …

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Army to Continue Test on UAV Sense and Avoid System in Fall

U.S. Army developers for an unmanned aerial vehicle Ground Based Sense and Avoid system have scheduled a fall return to the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah for the final stage of its last system test. The Army said May 10 that John Innes, program test lead, indicated that the GBSAA is the first system to meet …

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