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October 10, 2016

Trimble Sells its Unmanned Aircraft System Business to Delair-Tech

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Delair-Tech has acquired its Belgium-based Gatewing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) engineering and manufacturing business. Delair-Tech is a leading provider of long-range, fixed-wing UAS solutions for industrial inspection and asset management applications headquartered in Toulouse, France. Delair-Tech intends to grow the acquired business as part

August 26, 2016

GA-ASI UAS Flight Training Academy Graduates First Aircrews

SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that the company’s new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Flight Training Academy graduated its first cadre of GA-ASI aircrews on August 12th. “Our first graduates have benefitted

August 11, 2016

United States Navy Deploying Newly Designated RQ-20B AeroVironment Puma AE with Precision Recovery System Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the United States Navy has tested and deployed the RQ-20B Puma™ small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard a Flight I Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG Class).  Some of these exercises included the use of AeroVironment’s fully autonomous system to recover the aircraft aboard a

July 12, 2016

Cubic Receives Contract Extension for Delivery of Tactical Common Data Links to Support Watchkeeper Program

SAN DIEGO — Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS), a newly formed business division of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), today announced a three-year extension award of $1.4 million from UAV Tactical Systems Ltd. (U-TacS) to provide additional Tactical Common Data Links (TCDL) for U.K. Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program. The Watchkeeper program,

May 16, 2016

United States Navy to Deploy AeroVironment Blackwing Reconnaissance Systems on Attack and Guided Missile Submarines

Washington, Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition, May 16, 2016 — AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the United States Navy plans to deploy its “BlackwingTM,” a small, tube-launched unmanned aircraft system that deploys from under the surface of the sea, on manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles.   Blackwing builds on AeroVironment’s extensive operational experience with small

February 16, 2016

Elbit Systems Introduces Skylark 3: The Latest Addition To Its Family Of Mini-UAS

Elbit Systems has developed the Skylark3, a new autonomous mini Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), best suited for brigades and divisions in "beyond the next hill" reconnaissance, counterinsurgency and force protection missions, as well as for use in a range of civil applications, such as border and coastal security and anti-terror operations. The new system has

December 21, 2015

FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins Dec. 21

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry is expected to go live during the day on December 21. Please check the agency’s home page at http://www.faa.gov/ for updates.   In preparation for registering online, each owner must provide his or her name, home address and e-mail address. Upon completion of registration, the web application will generate a Certificate

October 14, 2015

Seven Allied Nations to Acquire AeroVironment Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems

WASHINGTON—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract from the United States Army totaling $18,485,495 to supply initial RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), spare parts and contractor logistics services to seven allied nations through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. “Allied forces around the globe are increasingly relying on AeroVironment

October 7, 2015

R.A. Smith National Given Green Light from FAA on Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

October 7, 2015 — R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been granted a Section 333 Exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This exemption, granted on a case-by-case basis allows R.A. Smith National to use a UAS (unmanned aircraft system) to

September 8, 2015

Elbit Systems Awarded an Approximately $78 Million Contract to Provide a European Country with UAS-Based Advanced Intelligence Systems

HAIFA, Israel, September 8, 2015 - Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems"), announced today that it was awarded a contract from a European country to supply an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)-based cutting-edge intelligence solution. Valued at approximately $78 million, the contract will be performed over a two-year period by Elbit Systems'  ISTAR Division,

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