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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Alabama A&M University announced today it has reached a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Project Office for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.The agreement will benefit both Alabama A&M and the Army, according to the school announcement."The Army...
The MITRE Corporation and the University of North Dakota (UND) developed automatic sense and avoid computer software algorithms that were uploaded onto a NASA Langley Research Center general aviation aircraft.GRAND FORKS, N.D., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A joint team...
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun11:42 a.m. EDT, October 1, 2012Description: NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, also known as HS3, is exploring the massive tropical systems from high altitudes via two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft. Instruments on board the...
http://www.defpro.com/daily/details/1050/?SID=69c930021698e678182c49a9f8beecbdProjected UAS market value over next 10 years estimated at $70.9bn08:44 GMT, September 26, 2012 NEWTOWN, Conn. | According to Forecast International’s senior unmanned vehicles analyst, Larry Dickerson, the world’s appetite for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) appears insatiable. “Just when...
 http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/10784361/auvsi-praises-state-based-effort-to-move-forward-unmanned-aircraft-technologyAerospace States Association Calls on FAA to Advance Test Site Program That Could Bring Jobs and Economic Investment to StatesSeptember 25, 2012, Arlington, Va. – Today, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) applauded the Aerospace States Association’s (ASA)...
http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/27355?c=airport_aviation_security By: Jacob GoodwinThe DHS Science and Technology Directorate is preparing to gather information from a variety of suppliers of small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) about the capabilities of their systems, and is planning to put some of those systems through...
http://www.fortgordonsignal.com/news/2012-09-21/News_Update/Army_Unmanned_Aircraft_Systems_community_partners_.html The U.S. Army's Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or PM UAS, is establishing partnerships with a handful of academic institutions as a way to further research, advance technology and maximize progress emerging from lessons learned in combat, service officials...
http://www.defpro.com/news/details/37878/?SID=84ac94087522d9135c7014a5cc4af6ddA Lockheed Martin Kaman K-MAX at the Yuma Proving Ground in January 2010. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)13:46 GMT, July 25, 2012 PATUXENT RIVER, Md. | It takes the right elements to create a life-saving capability for the combat zone, as discovered after...
http://gcn.com/Articles/2012/07/10/Army-sense-avoid-radar-GBSAA-drone-technology.aspx By Kevin McCaneyThe Army has completed a two-week trial of its new “sense and avoid” technology for unmanned aerial systems and says UASes could be sharing domestic airspace with piloted craft by March 2014.The Ground Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA)...
http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/10737307/industry-releases-code-of-conduct-for-unmanned-aircraft-systems-operationsArlington, VA – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today published the “Unmanned Aircraft System Operations Industry Code of Conduct” www.auvsi.org/conduct, a set of guidelines to provide AUVSI members – and those who design, test and operate UAS...
Published on June 29, 2012 at 5:17 AM By Kalwinder Kaur By partnering with Texas-based Vanguard Defense Industries, ISR Group carried out a flight demonstration of the ShadowHawk unmanned aerial vehicle on June 22, at the Laredo Fire/Public Safety International...
http://www.spacenews.com/military/120530-air-force-space-plane-landing-targeted-for-june.htmlBy Titus Ledbetter IIIWASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has started preparing for the landing of its second unmanned X-37B space plane, which is expected to return in early to mid-June after more than a year on orbit, the service...
http://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=68004For more than five decades, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has compiled a proven track record of introducing new technology and aircraft safely into the National Airspace System (NAS).Most recently, the agency has been working to ensure the safe integration...
First class of UAS techs graduate from Northland Community and Technical CollegeTyler Beckman, Joe Moore and Solomon Kassaye are entering into some rare air — without ever leaving the ground. They’ll graduate tonight from Northland Community and Technical College, becoming...
http://www.onlineamd.com/aerospe-DOD-UAVSI-050812.aspxOn May 4, 2012, the AUVSI President & CEO sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation asking him to expedite the publication of the small UAS notice of proposed rulemaking.Manufacturing GroupMAY 8, 2012On May 4, 2012, the Association for...
http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=242630&f_src=designnews_gnews&dfpPParams=ind_184,industry_aero,industry_gov,aid_242630&dfpLayout=article&dfpPParams=ind_184,industry_aero,industry_gov,aid_242630&dfpLayout=articleElizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer4/25/2012With unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) expected to take to the skies alongside piloted crafts in the next year or so, NASA has completed its first test of the Next-Gen air traffic control system in a commercial-sized, unmanned...
http://www.examiner.com/article/coming-soon-us-navy-unmanned-oceangoing-vesselDefense contractor Textron Inc. at its Textron Marine & Land Systems shipyard in New Orleans recently demonstrated what it calls a Common Unmanned Surface Vessel technology.Thus far, Textron has developed and produced two CUSV prototypes. According to Stanley DeGeus, senior...
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120406/DEFREG02/304060003/U-S-Army-Takes-Slow-Cargo-UAV-ProgramOn Dec. 17, the U.S. Marine Corps made history by flying a cargo UAV in a war zone.Marine controllers on the ground flew a K-MAX unmanned helicopter from Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, to Camp Payne in Helmand province, ferrying 3,500 pounds...
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/apr/22/tp-market-for-unmanned-aircraft-called-strong/Despite spending cuts, Northrop in negotiations with government for vehicles Further growth in the $6.5 billion-a-year UAV market is expected over the next decade, and San Diego plays a crucial roleAs two wars end or wind down, the national debt...
http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/March 28, 2012 – The FAA is hosting two identical webinars on UAS Test Sites. To accommodate participants in all time zones, the first webinar is on April 10, 2012 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (EDT); the second on April 11, 2012...
Mar. 25, 2012 - 02:47PM   |   By JOSHUA STEWART http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120325/DEFFEAT01/303250005/All-Hand-Movements-DeckAn aircraft carrier’s flight deck is constantly monitored, with every launch, recovery and taxi captured on video and broadcast throughout the ship. But when unmanned aircraft enter the U.S. Navy fleet, an entirely new...
http://www.avionics-intelligence.com/news/2012/03/13/unmanned-systems-caucus-co-chairs-cuellar-mckeon-spearhead-meeting-with-faa-to-talk-national-airspac.htmlMarch 14, 2012The following information was released by the office of Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar:Unmanned Systems Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-CA, spearheaded a briefing with the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday to discuss...
http://tealgroup.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74:teal-group-predicts-worldwide-uav-market-will-total-just-over-94-billion-&catid=3&Itemid=16WASHINGTON, DC, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 -- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, report Teal analysts in their latest integrated market analysis.Teal Group's 2011 market study estimates that...
http://defense.aol.com/2012/03/08/faa-takes-first-step-to-allow-uavs-to-fly-in-u-s/ March 7, 2012 WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today asked for public input on the agency’s selection process for six unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites. Once the pilot program is established, the agency expects it will provide valuable data to...
Program Review Air Day: Budget Concerns, Program UpdatesAUVSI.orgBy Brett Davis Signaling the opening of pending arguments over future defense spending, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said he's concerned about a pending defense drawdown,...
MQ-X Contender Avenger UAV Takes To The AirAviation Week, Feb 8, 2012, David A. FulghumThe U.S. Air Force’s plan to acquire a next-generation, stealthy, precision-attack MQ-X unmanned aerial system has a candidate with the first flight of General Atomics Aeronautical...
Unmanned craft may share civilian airspaceUPI.comPublished: Feb. 6, 2012 at 5:58 PMWASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The race is on to develop unmanned aircraft that can safely share airspace reserved for civilian aviation.There's both military and commercial interest in having...

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